FF: Mystery and Midnight

Mei-Ling Poses

My reading is the usual eclectic mix this week.  I haven’t found a Christmas book yet.  Any suggestions?

For those of you unfamiliar with this column, the Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week.  Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazines.  The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list.  If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.

Once again, this is not a book review column.  It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.

Recently Completed:

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett.  Tiffany Aching is now sixteen, and while she’s a highly capable witch,  changes in those she’s known her entire life may be beyond what she can deal with.

A Geek in Japan by Hector Garcia.  Somewhat dated (originally published in 2010), definitely slanted to a male point-of-view, and sometimes not carefully researched.  Nonetheless, an interesting read.

In Progress:

The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy by James Anderson.  Published in the mid-seventies, this is both an affectionate homage to the classic detective stories of the 1930’s, and a good yarn in its own right.

Prisoner’s Base by Rex Stout.  Audiobook.  One of Archie’s attempts to prod Nero out of his typical lethargy has unexpected consequences, and Archie ends up as the client.

Also:

With the fourth Star Kingdom/Stephanie Harrington novel officially turned in, Weber and I are brainstorming on the fifth, which means I’ve been doing some research reading.

2 Responses to “FF: Mystery and Midnight”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    This week I read The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher #13) by Kerry Greenwood. The Australian Lady Detective series is lots of fun. I enjoyed the TV series starring Essie Davis and always picture her as I read the books.

    I also read Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins #2) by P. L. Travers. Yes, it is very similar to the first book, so I am glad I let lots of time pass between the two.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Thanks for the mention of the series… I usually sample book one in a series via the library, but I may need to start breaking that rule because our library is suffering shutdown delays now.

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