I finished The House at Riverton last night and really enjoyed it although I felt there were some unanswered questions in the end. Anyway, review to come.
In the meantime I’m thinking of starting Nobody Move by Denis Johnson tonight. That’s the next book for my mystery book club. Has anyone read it?
Speaking of mysteries when I was at the bookstore on the weekend I was able to jot down the titles of several books that caught my attention. These are all by authors I haven’t read before so let me know if you’ve read any of these.
- The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock. Set in 1686 Paris, this mystery follows Charles du Luc, cousin of the The Bishop of Marseilles, as he searches for the killer of a star dancer at the prestigious college Louis le Grand–in spite of being ordered to leave the investigation
- The Cold Kiss by John Rector. Acontemporary thriller about a couple on the lam. Nate and his pregnant fiancée, Sara, who each have reason for fleeing their pasts, end up in a situation straight out of Hitchcock on their drive from Minnesota to get married in Reno.
- The Past is a Foreign Country by Gianrico Carofiglio. The Italian bestseller about a world-weary Lieutenant Chiti who spends sleepless nights hunting for a serial rapist.
- The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary. The world’s most famous reporter, Nellie Bly, teams up with science fiction genius Jules Verne, the notorious wit and outrageous rogue Oscar Wilde, and the greatest microbe-hunter in history, Louis Pasteur. Together, they must solve the crime of the century.
- The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville. Gerry Fegan, a former IRA hit man haunted by the ghosts of the 12 people he killed, realizes the only way these specters will give him rest is to systematically assassinate the men who gave him his orders.
To be honest though I wouldn’t mind picking up a mystery featuring one of my favorite sleuths. I’m kind of in the mood for a comfort read and typically that means going back to a setting that I feel like I know well and with characters who I’ve already gotten to know. I’ll let you know later what I ended up choosing.