I went to my mystery book group tonight where we discussed Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Played With Fire. Most of us have read all three books in the series so it seemed at times like we were discussing the series as a whole which was a different approach but I liked that a lot. It seems like we could judge more of what the author was trying to accomplish with overall themes.
I don’t think I ever got around to reviewing the book here but really liked it. It had a lot of action and I think it was successful in further developing characters and I didn’t feel as if I was just reading more of the same book. Unfortunately I missed the film version when it came out but I’ll make sure to get the DVD to watch it.
Anyway, our next book is The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill. While I’m not thrilled that I haven’t read any of the previous books (this is the sixth in the series), I am looking forward to reading this mystery which is set in Laos, which is a first for me.
As I was leaving the bookstore I noticed a new issue of Mystery Scene Magazine. I didn’t get it as I was in a bit of a rush but will have to get it on my next visit. I do have nitpick with the cover in that I wish they hadn’t featured actors. Nothing against the cast of Bones but they get enough coverage in other media so why not feature more authors? I know some other bookish magazines have done this and it probably helps to get attention from a different audience but there you go, that’s a pet peeve.
I’m really in the mood to start a mystery but I’ve got to finish some other books first. What about you, reading any good mysteries lately?