Tonight we had our Christmas celebration and book exchange at the Mystery on Mondays book group. Apart from sampling lots of goodies throughout the evening, we also discussed Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot’s Christmas. While I don’t think it was as big a hit as some other Christie novels we’ve read we were all super happy the book had no recipes.
That’s a bit of an inside joke with our group as every December we try to select a Christmas theme book but the books we’ve chose have always had cooking recipes and not much mystery. I liked the Christie book a lot and it’s making me want to read more of her novels.
As far as the book exchange goes I got Avenger by Frederick Forsyth. This book really doesn’t sound like my typical read. Hmm, maybe I’ll exchange that with a friend later. Speaking of exchanging books one of my best friends recently gave me Velocity by Dean Koontz to check out. She said it was a good, intense novel. You know, I think the last Koontz novel I read must have been when I was just out of high school! This should be fun.
And, in more mystery news, I did finish Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (click on the title for more of my thoughts). It was a great read and I definitely recommend it. Now I’m starting another mystery Deadly Advice by Roberta Isleib. This is the first in the Advice Column mystery series. So far it’s got a great beginning so I’m looking forward to see what this amateur sleuth gets up to.