Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, a bookish meme hosted by Book Journey, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It's a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over via the link above and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.

Books Read Last Week (click on titles for review):
Death in Hellfire by Deryn Lake
Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer
The Haunted Tea Cosy by Edward Gorey
Death in the Stocks
by Georgette Heyer
The Dress Lodger
by Sheri Holman
The Long Skeleton by Frances & Richard Lockridge

Reading Now:

Mrs. Hudson & The Malabar Rose
by Martin Davies. Another in a long line of Sherlock Holmes pastiches. I've read the first Mrs. Hudson story (Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits' Curse) and it was pretty enjoyable so I thought I'd grab this one up off the New Arrivals shelf.

Synopsis: Londoners are braving a snowy December day to see the unveiling of the Malabar Rose, a rare and remarkable ruby, and the British debut of the Great Salmanazar. A magician and illusionist extraordinairem, Salmanazar is the talk of Europe--especially since his performances abroad coincide with daring thefts of famous jewelry. When a special representative of the Home Secretary begs Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to safeguard the Malabar Rose, Mrs. Hudson suspects that the Great Salamazar is about to put something up his sleeve. Then the ruby vanishes in a highly baffling manner. Larceny is clearly afoot, and the formidable Mrs. Hudson must give a lesson in criminal deduction to that most logical of minds, the great Sherlock Holmes.

Books that spark my interest:
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig. I've had this on hold at the library for such a long time. I'm now number one on the wait list and hope it comes to me before Christmas!
Murder Is Suggested by Frances & Richard Lockridge
Scorpions: The Battles & Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman. Just got this one today as a give-away prize from CMash Loves to Read. Very interested in finding a chance to read it!


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These all sound really tempting, especially the cozy mysteries. Hope you enjoy them all and have a great week.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You had a great week... I want to have a week like that :)