I finished five books this month:
- 48 Hours: A City of London Thriller by J. Jackson Bentley
- Along Came a Demon by Linda Welch
- The Blue Last by Martha Grimes
- The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
- On Basilisk Station by David Weber
48 Hours was a “fun” read about people who were being blackmailed and would die at the end of 48 hours if they didn’t pay up. The story kept me involved. I had some trouble with how much access the victims were given to the police investigation, but that was my only real complaint. I had never heard of J. Jackson Bentley before this, but he has written several books. I will probably read more of his work.
Along Came a Demon is billed as a paranormal mystery. I enjoyed it a lot. It reminded me a little of Charlaine Harris‘s Harper Connelly books. This was a free ebook that will probably get me to buy more of Welch’s work.
When I was reading The Blue Last, my husband was reading Connie Willis’s Blackout. I was stating to feel like we were being overrun by World War II. But that wasn’t really a bad thing. The Blue Last was a very complicated story that dealt with things that had happened during the war although the book itself took place in more modern times. Again, animals played a little too much of a role in this story for my taste, but I will continue to read Martha Grimes.
I have read a lot of Agatha Christie over the years, but I had always kind of stayed away from her Tommy and Tuppence books. I am not sure why. The Secret Adversary was the first of this series, and I have to admit that I really enjoyed it a lot. I will read more of their stories. I liked the relationship the two of them had — quite unusual for 1922, I would imagine.
I have already written a little about On Basilisk Station. I really enjoyed it. I liked the main character, a female naval officer. I will definitely read more of Weber‘s work, including more with Honor Harrington.
I am already almost finished with my first July book. I am aiming for 7 books this month. Let’s see how I do.