Friday, December 18, 2015

Locations, Italy, and Winners

So, I'll reverse the title at the top. Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer will go to Susan B. from Seattle, WA. Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue will go to Mary H. from St. Louis, MO.

Due to the holidays, that was the last giveaway until 2016. The next giveaway will start on Thursday, January 7.

Yesterday, we talked about what we were reading. I admitted I was having a hard time getting into a book. I found one that works. I'm reading Maurizio De Giovanni's I Will Have Vengeance: The Winter of Commissario Ricciardi. It's set in Italy in 1931, and it features Ricciardi, responsible for investigating crime during Mussolini's reign when Il Duce proclaimed there was no crime in Italy.

So, I'm in Italy in 1931 with the book I'm currently reading. What location has drawn you in? Where are you with your current book? (And, tomorrow I'll have that review of I Will Have Vengeance.)


7 comments:

Rosemary said...

One of my friends on the Senior Learn site says she's learned everything she knows about the world from reading detective novels. I certainly enjoy reading about Alaska with Dana Stabenow and Venice with Donna Leon, and of course there are also many writers setting their books in parts of the UK - Ian Rankin is so good in Edinburgh, PD James created a fabulously atmospheric Norfolk coast in one of her books, and Colin Dexter's Morse is firmly rooted in Oxford. My favourite author, Barbara Pym, takes us back to Oxford in the 1930s and London in the 50s - it's only when she mentions things like the Kardomah cafes, The Golden Egg and Lyons Tea Houses that you realise they've long disappeared (though no, I was not there in the 30s, and hardly there in the 50s...)

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I jsut started a book that was recommended (can't remember where I read about it) set in 1965 Hollywood, but it isn't what you'd expect: Adam Christopher's MADE TO KILL is about The World's Last Robot, supposedly a private eye but actually the world's best hitman.

Glen Davis said...

I just finished The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi. Virtually no action at all, but I got through it okay.

Lesa said...

I love that, Rosemary. I've learned a lot of what I know from mysteries and detective novels. I love her comment!

Lesa said...

Oh, that's an interesting premise, Jeff. Sounds like it might be good.

Lesa said...

Well, that doesn't bode well for other books in the series, Glen. Thanks for the update!

Susan said...

I'm madly reading my way through a series of mysteries by Harry Bingham set in southern Wales. They are very good. Now I have to travel to Wales to check out the locations!