March 24th, 2009


Testing the Detectives

Goodness, I'm hard to please at the moment; I keep starting books and not finishing them. Failures first. Several people have recommended the Lakeland series by Martin Edwards and they sound so promising: lovely setting and lots about gardening. So I started The Cipher Garden and after one chapter was so confused by the number of characters and the difficulty of working out who was speaking to whom that I gave up. Worth another try, perhaps. Completely different is Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn. This has a nineteenth century setting and I can see that in a different mood I might find it fun but for now it just doesn't grip. I've enjoyed Simon Brett's Fethering mysteries and read Death on the Downs in bed, only to find that I didn't like it as much as the others. Collapse )