What are you reading in 2023?
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Det Supt Andy Dalziel is left on his own in this one as DI Pascoe goes off on honeymoon.
A Yorkshireman, Roger Silverwood (a new author for me), writing about a Yorkshire cop in a South Yorkshire setting.
DI Michael Angel works doggedly to find a killer and a gang of thieves - but then, he’s “…the cop who they say, like the Mounties, always gets his man…”.
DI Angel gets his man again, solving a murder and the mystery of a ‘haunted’ house.
DI Sloan and DC Crosby investigate damage to three commercial greenhouses, while looking for a misper.
Oxford Exit by Veronica Stallwood
Novelist and one-time librarian, Kate Ivory, has been asked to do some cataloguing at the Bodleian Library, Oxford in an undercover effort to find out how to make rare books disappear when they are in the process of being added to the computer catalogue and removed from the card index. Not only did she discover major losses and what became of the books, but someone else had the same suspicion and came to a nasty end. The book theft is referred to as the Oxford Exit. This was a lot of fun, not a cozy, but kept light with Stallwood's humour and library lore. And of course the setting is first-rate.
Most noteworthy: a particularly creepy character has the name of Vivian.
Just finished Hugh Munro’s Who Told Clutha (1958), the first in his series about a Glasgow shipyard detective. From “Glasgow” and “shipyard”, you know it will be flavorful, and it is! I look forward to spending more time with Clutha, who is tough-savvy.
Hugh Munro is not to be confused with Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) or Neil Munro (author of the Para Handy tales). More info here:
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