I’m halfway through Hippolyte’s Island, and have been completely distracted by incoming Amazon orders. I couldn’t resist starting Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood right away, what with the flapper girl drawn in art deco style on the cover. Apparently Greenwood has written a number of books with this main character, Phryne Fisher, and I’m going to have to hunt now to find them all. The novel is set in 1920’s Australia, and is quite excellent. There are a plethora of characters, a few that are refered to in a way that gives the impression that they came into play more in previous books. There end up being a number of mysteries afoot, all of which are brought to very satisfactory conclusions by the end of the novel.
Now I’m reading The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith, another mystery. The tone is quite different and I’m not completly won over yet. We shall see.
Just Finished: Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood
Currently reading: The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith