Hey friends, sorry I’ve been a bit M.I.A. this week but I don’t know if it’s a touch of spring fever or what, but I’ve just not been much in the mood to blog and or spend time at the computer. I think it must be that I’m still adjusting to Daylight Savings Time.. Yea, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
Anyway, I’m so ready for the weekend. I have got to catch up on my reading, mainly a mystery I’ve just started. Actually, I have two going on. I typically don’t like to read two mysteries at the same time but I had started one last week and this week I realized I needed to also get going on the mystery for my upcoming book group. So, that’s how I ended up with two mysteries on my nightstand.
The first one is The Deliverance of Evil by Roberto Costatini. The main character Commissario Michele Balistreri is introduced as a young man in Rome who really seems more interested in drinking and womanizing than he is in solving crime. As the story opens in Italy in 1982, the country is joyous after winning the World Cup and the disappearance of a young woman is not something Balistreri is overly concerned with.
This book is a big one (which is counting towards my Chunkster Reading challenge) but it’s going by fairly quickly. I have to say though it’s a bit hard to read about this Commissario because he’s not likeable at all. Not that all the detectives I read about are perfect but Balistreri really doesn’t seem to care about solving crime at all. The story will move on to the present time so I wonder (and hope) that his character will mature.
The other mystery is Ghostman by Roger Hobbs. This sounds more like a thriller and at just a few pages in, it’s already started with a lot of action. A casino robbery in Atlantic City has gone awry and resulted in the death of several people with only one of the perpetrators alive and running with the money.
Now enters a fixer who lives off the grid and no one seems to really know but someone has called him in and he’s on his way to recover the millions that are now missing. This is not my typical kind of mystery read but so far it’s entertaining.
Anyway, that’s about it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’m off to figure out whodunit!