“Your mind seems to jump around in the most unregulated way, Jane”*

by chuckofish

What are you reading?


I just finished Still Life by Louise Penny, which my DP recommended. I read the whole thing and it held my interest, so I will probably try another one at some point. However, I had the murderer pegged very early–like, immediately. Clearly, it is a character-driven cozy, but I thought the author could have made it a little less obvious.


Next up is Career of Evil, third in the “highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott” by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). I liked the first two, so chances are good I will like this one.

What I am really in the mood for is an old fashioned Delano Ames mystery–the ones featuring Dagobert Brown, black sheep of a titled English family, and Jane Hamish, a well-educated, self-supporting Englishwoman whom he eventually marries. He suggests that she write mysteries, which are based on their adventures. They are very funny.

And what you say? They are back in print?! Yes, I see they are.


Well, add to cart! Huzzah!

Delano Ames, She Shall Have Murder, 1948