I did finish The Thirteenth Tale and will have a review later. I know, I keep saying that but bear with me. I’m just swamped with work, life, crafts, etc. I’ll get to it one day. Not sure if I can say I loved it, but that’s probably because I felt like I already knew too much about the book before I started it, still a very enjoyable read I recommend.
Now, I’m in the middle of a good mystery, Still Life by Louise Penny. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team are called to investigate a death in a rural village south of Montreal. Probably because it takes place in a village I assumed this was a cozy read but it’s not really. Yes, there’s the charming village and a lot of tea drinking but the characters aren’t the typical zany/eccentric characters that seem to be the stock characters of cozy mysteries. So that’s a big plus.
I’m also enjoying the observations of life in a small town and best of all the Chief Inspector is a literate kind of guy who’ll think of the writings of Virginia Woolf and John Donne as he’s solving the case. Let’s hope the rest of the book is as good as the first half.