You’re Reading What!? January 26, 2022
Readers-somehow Tuesday got away from us but here are some of the books we have
been reading. This past week was one of reading historical fiction series in anticipation
that the next few weeks will have a lot of non-fiction books in the mix.
your writer has been re-acquainting themselves with some series so that I can
get back into the characters in some of these series or learn the characters in
one of these series that is new and hopefully will have a long run.
First up is
an upcoming book, second in a new series that is excellent and hopefully, will
have a long run. Lost Graves, written by S.A. Dunphy and published
January 24, 2022 by Bookouture. This is a great series set in Ireland and
featuring criminal behavioralist Jessie Boyle, DS Seamus Keneally, and
genealogist and tech specialist Terri Kehoe. Using Irish myths and legends and
with elements of horror mixed in, the crimes in this and the first book in the
series are believable and full of twists and turns.
Next up is
the 25th installment in the Wesley Peterson series, The Stone
Chamber written by Kate Ellis and published by Piatkus on August 5, 2021.
This series follows Wesly Peterson, a detective inspector who trained initially
in archeology. These stories are always interesting as there is generally a
historical scene where there is generally an ancient mystery that parallels the
current crime with similarities between the two. In this installment in the
series, Wesley and the team are left trying to understand several disparate
crimes and their connection to a long-closed mental hospital. These books are
always interesting and a great read.
The third book
this week is The Angel in the Glass written by Alys Clare and published
by Severn House on October 1, 2018. This is the second in the series following
the life of Gabriel Taverner, erstwhile ship’s surgeon and now physician in
rural Devon just after the death of Elizabeth I. Ms. Clare is the author of two
additional historical fiction/mystery series including the Hawkenlye and Aelf
Fen series. The crime in this book is linked to events in the past including
the Dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII and a relatively less known
period during the rule of his son Edward VI during which zealots further
agitated for the destruction of stained-glass windows and statues. Gabriel and his friends and family are interesting
and sympathetic while having to investigate terrible crimes. There is a third
and fourth book in the series that I am really looking forward to reading.
Well, dear readers those are just some of the books the crew is reading this week. Please let us know what you are reading!?