I’ve made some good book discoveries lately, and thought it was about time I passed them along.
Firstly, I thought I had pretty much exhausted the Golden Age whodunnit range of books, but hadnt really looked at many American ones, because I’m not a fan of the hardboiled or P.I. style of mysteries. But then I stumbled across an absolute goldmine – Elizabeth Daly. She wrote a delightful series of mysteries, based around a old book expert detective, Gamadge. I have been gradually working my way through them all, and I’m very sad to be getting to the end. The books are clever, witty, and really exciting too. Highly recommended.
I’ve also been exploring some of the Greyladies range of books – old books that have been recently republished. Twice Dead, Death on Tiptoe, and Murder At The Flood are all excellent. On a less murderous theme, The Other Miss Perkins is a charming book that reminded me of Miss Pettigrew Lives For The Day (although not as good as that). I’m looking forward to seeing the D.E. Stevenson books that they are publishing in May 2011.
Finally, on a recommendation from one of my friend’s from the Posh Knitters Ravelry group, I bought Four Hedges, a gardening book from the 30s, illustrated with beautiful woodcuts. I’ve been rationing this one, it makes the perfect bedtime read. It has really woken up in me a desire to start working on our garden, and plans for that are afoot. More on that later in the year…….