My reading stacks are mainly filled with mysteries these days and while I’d like to add a bit more variety I think I won’t be able to do that until I make a dent in these stacks. Here’s what I’m reading:
A Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber. This series features Lady Kiera Darby who had a scandalous past and over the past couple of books has been working her way back into polite society. Not that she really cares to but what else is a woman in the 1800s supposed to do. But she is starting to realize that sleuthing is something that she’s enjoying. I really enjoy this series and plus there’s a handsome inquiry agent who plays an important part in Lady Kiera’s life and so this series has the right mix of mystery and romance for me.
Zagreb Noir edited by Ivan Srsen. Akashic Books continues its series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. I’ve read several of the short stories and have found them to be quite grim so I’m glad I can take a breather in between the stories. One was quite horrifying about a soccer game and hooligans out of control. Don’t get me wrong, these are good and I look forward to reading the rest.
I’ll See You In Paris by Michelle Gable. I mentioned this one in my last “currently reading” post and unfortunately have not made any progress. I’m either working through lunch, or get interrupted or am running errands so I haven’t had a lot of time for lunch time reading.
Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger. Small town Sheriff Cork O’Connor will lead a search-and-rescue mission into the Minnesota wilderness to find a country western singer who’s gone missing. I just started this one and will probably focus on this all weekend because it’s my book group read and that is next Tuesday. So far though the first couple of chapters have really grabbed my attention and that’s good because this is not my usual type of mystery.
Friday is the start of SXSW and that means our horrendous traffic is going to get worse. Needless to say, I will try to stay off the roads as much as possible and instead enjoy my books. Hope you guys have a great weekend!