I went out of town this weekend! And I only brought one paper book and my Kindle. Yay, restraint!
The paper book I brought was Emma Donahue’s newest, Frog Music. I’ve had it on my wishlist since November of last year, but it’s just now that I got my hands on a copy from my library. It’s a historical fiction mystery, set in 1876 San Francisco, with a burlesque dancer as the detective! I’m about 50 pages in and I already regret the death of the victim, because she’s amazing.
Meanwhile, I finished up two Lord Peter Wimsey rereads: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club and Murder Must Advertise. I had intended to reread the series entirely in order, but I skipped the two before Bellona and then went forward four or five books to get to Murder earlier because I had a craving to read that particular book for some reason. Maybe because it’s one of the funniest Lord Peter mysteries? (Except for the ending, of course. And how weird that the two LP mysteries I read this week BOTH had that same kind of ending? View Spoiler »Where the murderer kills themselves rather than go through a trial. « Hide Spoiler I swear I didn’t do it on purpose.)
I’ve also started another Georgette Heyer book: Black Sheep (which happens to be on the 25+ Club list). I’ve read a BUTTLOAD of GH books this year, and still I can’t get enough. I haven’t actually gotten to any of her murder mysteries, though, and that’s something I need to fix soonish. I adore her historical romances, though; they’ve become comfort reads, even when I haven’t actually READ the book before. I’m just starting chapter three now, and I’m already in love. Spinster aunts! Disreputable heroes! Lots of interesting fashion stuff! Yay!
What’re you reading this weekend?