Morning! A slightly belated post for what I’m reading this week because I managed to forgot to hit publish yesterday (it was one of those days!).
I was possibly a little in shock because I had reached my Bout of Books goal of three books, two of which were even on my planned to read list. The book I didn’t get to, The Moth by James Sallis, I’ll be starting this week.
Lew Griffin has quit the detective business and withdrawn to the safety of his old home in New Orleans’ Garden District, where he copes with his past by transforming it into fiction. Following the death of a close friend, he returns to the streets– not only the urban ones he has conquered but also those of the rural South that he escaped long ago– to search for the runaway daughter he didn’t know that his friend had. Griffin discovers that we rarely know anyone, even those closest to us. And he now finds that he must also face two things he most fears: memories of his parents and his own relationship with his now-vanished son.
Because I read all ebooks last week though I’m going to start with one made of paper. Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway has been on my shelves for over a month and, as I’ve just had to renew it at the library, I think it’s time to crack the spine. It sounds like a fun read.
When Paul Casablancas, Claire DeWitt’s musician ex-boyfriend, is found dead in his home in San Francisco’s Mission District, the police are convinced it’s a simple robbery.But, as Claire knows, nothing is ever simple. With the help of her new assistant Claude, Claire follows the clues, finding possible leads to Paul’s fate in other cases – a long-ago missing girl and a modern-day miniature horse theft in Marin. As visions of the past reveal the secrets of the present, Claire begins to understand the words of the enigmatic French detective Jacques Silette: ‘The detective won’t know what he is capable of until he encounters a mystery that pierces his own heart.’
And that’s it for this week – what are your reading plans?