Saturday, June 18, 2016

Very Brief Recommendation -- Weekend Reading, a Great Mystery

I know, I know . . .

But just popping my head in to say that if you followed my earlier suggestions to read John Farrow's wonderful Emile Cinq-Mars' mysteries, mostly set in Montreal, you might be as happy as I am to know that Cinq-Mars is now solving a mystery on vacation with his wife Sandra in Grand Manan (in the Canadian Maritimes). Beautifully written, cleverly plotted (the opening is diabolical, really), with rich characterisation and a lush evocation of place. . . I'm reading it in an e-copy on my Kobo, and I have only a few chapters left, resolution and denouement still to come. I hope I'll tell you more about it later, but given my recent record, I'm not promising anything!

But in case you're looking for a good mystery this weekend. . . .

1 comment:

  1. I checked it at Amazon and it would be one of my summer reads.
    Just finished The Diary of a Provincial Lady by Delafield (one of old recommendation from High Heels Susan) and it was hilarious-better version of some recent bestseller Diaries,who would think?
    Am finishing Zadie Smith's London NW-it is pure coincidence, with the Britain EU Vote and everything,I have it for years,patiently waiting on the shelf. Sincerely,it makes me a little sad.