Wednesday, July 1, 2015

May and June Reads

This list is going to look very short, especially since it's covering two months, but I was trying to get caught up with the backlog of magazines cluttering my coffee table. My 19th century novels book club was reading a novel by Edgar Allen Poe--The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. It's Poe, it's Nantucket, I should have been enjoying it, but the Project Gutenberg .pdf I downloaded to my Kindle Voyage was at such a small font, I could/can barely read it. But I did read:

Dead Reckoning by Catherine Aird Ms. Aird is a Golden Age of Murder Mysteries Grand Dame living amongst us. There's just enough character development to keep the modern reader happy, but loads of mystery and atmosphere to keep us mystery devotees happy. I give this one, like all her books, a hearty recommendation.

Murder, She Barked by Krista Davis A cozy read by my online cozy book group. A small town that has re-configured itself as a pet resort--sounds perfect for this pet lover. Except that I didn't really care for the heroine, the mystery was rather boring, and there were just too many coincidences. It's got a cute cover, but I'm not interested enough to continue the series.

Fer de Lance by Rex Stout Nero Wolfe. His first appearance. Say no more.