It has been a very quiet week chez Bride so not that much to report.
Only one this week, Girl 4 by Will Carver, the first of his novels to be published (I think) and definitely the first in his Det. Insp. January David trilogy. Serial killer. Visions. Family drama. Nefarious plan. All good (as you will see later). I love Will Carver’s work and am enjoying delving into his earlier stuff.
Unmasked by Paul Holes – not made much progress on this but hope to get it finished this week. Not having any difficulties with it, just fictional serial killers are holding my interest more than real life murderers.
The Two by Will Carver – January David #2; more than one serial killer (probably). Even more visions. Wicca. Internecine rivalry within the police. Very good indeed
But mostly I’ve been focussing on my 20 Books of Summer reading list which you can find here.
- The Light of Italy: The Life and Times of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino by Jane Stevenson – 15th century Italy and my favourite of the many city states of the time. Federico has long interested me, and on my last trip to Italy I was lucky enough to make it to Urbino and to see some of the amazing works he collected, including paintings by Pierro della Francesca.
- The Surrogate by Tania Carver – the first in her Brennan & Esposito series (he’s a police detective, she’s a psychologist, they have history) sees a horrendous double murder in Colchester.
- Parallel Hells by Leon Craig – a debut collection of short stories with gothic and folklore-related subjects. I think I saw this mentioned on Twitter and was intrigued enough to buy; I really must get back into reading short stories, she said wistfully…..
As I said not much is happening around these parts. I’ve been doing some work in our tiny wee garden; though I’m not very good at gardening, things are taking shape.
Friday nights have become Michael Connelly & pizza night. We are watching Bosch: Legacy and The Lincoln Lawyer TV series and enjoying them both a great deal. The Book God has read the novels (not all of them, I think, because Mr Connelly is very prolific) but I’m just along for the ride, enjoying the small screen adaptations.
Hope you stay safe and have a great reading week!