Sunday, June 28, 2015

Currently Reading?

I know I don't put this in my signature line as often as I should, what I'm currently reading. It's the
perfect question, though, for all of us who love books. What are you currently reading?

I'm reading a book that was a bestseller in Germany in 2012, and comes out Tuesday in this country. Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec (a pseudonym), represents one of my favorite types of mystery, the police procedural. It introduces Commissaire Georges Dupin, exiled from Paris to the remote Breton coast. He's enjoying his morning coffee when he's called to a sleepy community that was once a gathering point for artists, Pont-Aven. Someone killed a ninety-one-year-old man, owner of a legendary hotel. And Dupin, not exactly known for his tact with the politically powerful, has to juggle phone calls and a murder investigation.

I'm spending my weekend with Commissaire Dupin in Brittany. What are you currently reading?

14 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Elmore Leonard's collection CHARLIE MARTZ AND OTHER STORIES: The Unpublished Stories. Actually, I finished it yesterday. As always with Leonard, well worth your time.

Gore Vidal writing as 'Cameron Kay' - THIEVES FALL OUT. Hard Case Crime reprinted this early 1950s potboiler (no other word comes immediately to mind) about an American in postwar, King Farouk-era Egypt, caught up in a smuggling operation. I prefer his 'Edgar Box' books from that era. The protagonist should have 'dupe' (or perhaps 'dope') tattooed on his forehead, though I expect him to survive.

Jeff M.

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

I like the location and time period and the mystery. I'm interested in this one. Looks like a great read.

SandyG265 said...

I'm reading a mystery set in the Amish part of PA, Plain Murder by Emma Miller.

Kay said...

I'm just beginning The Divine Circle of Ladies Digging the Dirt. It's the ninth book in Dolores Stewart Riccio's Cass Shipton Adventures. Mystery, intrigue and witches. Right up my alley! I've certainly enjoyed the previous eight books. I can't wait to devour this one, but am sad there's only one more left after this one. I've re-read the first four as well as the fifth through eighth ones in the past month. She's one of my favorite authors.

Karen Reittinger said...

Enjoying The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows.

Lesa said...

I love th day we all talk about what we're reading. The only book I've heard about in all of these is The Truth According to U.S. It's on my TBR pile. Authors, most of them. I never heard of Dolores Stewart Riccio, though.

Page said...

I'm in South America with Teddy Roosevelt in The River of Doubt and I'm also all over the globe with Cotton Malone in The Lincoln Myth.

Lesa said...

Well, at least there's a name I recognize, Page - Cotton Malone. Well, I do recognize the name Teddy Roosevelt as well.

Kay said...

I think you'd like the Riccio books, Lesa. Core characters are a group of five women who came together over a study group that the local librarian offered. Each of them are so unique & fun. The writing is so well done that I have an image of each of them in my mind as I'm reading. I'm hoping there will be more in the series.

Lesa said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Kay. I'll have to look for them.

Sharon said...

I'm reading The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick. It is pleasant albeit predictable. Looking forward to The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows this week.

Lesa said...

You're right, Sharon. The Second Sister is predictable. I hope you enjoy the Truth According to Us. It's on my TBR pile.

Carol N Wong said...

I am reading The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason for a Just for Fun Reading Challenge. The book has to be one that has sat on your shelves for several years and the fun part is that you don't do a review. So I have one a month which helps clear off the old books. I am enjoying it.

Also reading and will review The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. by Gina B. Nahai. It is magical realism and I am enjoying it too.

Lesa said...

That's a fun reading challenge, Carol! I'm reading a book right now that has been on my pile for over a year, but not for several years yet. And, it's enjoyable, but I am going to review it.