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text 2020-04-04 11:42
3d Spring Buddy Read of 2020
No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1 - Georgette Heyer,Ulli Birvé

... and I refuse to accept any other / specific reason for the recent flurry of buddy reads; I just intend to go on enjoying them.  Also my first Heyer reread since whipping through her entire mystery collection over the course of the past couple of years, and I'm so ready for it.

 

Let's do this!

 

 

Bonus mystery image from last night (following on from this post):

 

Spot the cat!

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text 2020-04-03 02:55
Reading progress update: I've read 134 out of 246 pages.
The Cornish Coast Murder - John Bude

and now the matter of some missing money - a paltry sum, but where did it go?

 

still very happy with this book; I’m enjoying it more than The Sussex Downs Murder.

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text 2020-04-02 23:19
Reading progress update: I've read 100%. - Wow, what a rollercoaster
All Mortal Flesh: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries) - Julia Spencer-Fleming

I've literally just finished this and I'm blown away by what Julia Spencer-Fleming is willing to put her characters through. This was an edge-of-the-seat -how-can-THIS-have-gotten-worse sort of book. 

 

I'll do a review when I've had time to take a breath but first I'm going to buy the next book in the series.

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review 2020-04-02 16:06
The Benefit of Hindsight
The Benefit of Hindsight - Susan Hill

Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.

 

I am so annoyed at myself. So I like most of Susan Hill books so I saw this on NetGalley and went gimme without realizing this is part of a series. I really wish that NetGalley would let you send books back. Totally my fault, and for now on I am going to cross-reference books on Goodreads to just check for things like that. That all said, I can't really help here at all. Since this is book # 10 I was totally confused about past events and who was what and why things were important. I loved the cover though! Seriously though this dragged for me at times and I found myself rushing through it. 

 

"The Benefit of Hindsight" follows DCS Serrailler after he has has returned to work after losing one of his arms.  With crime rates down, Lafferton has been quiet, until one night when two men open their front door to a distressing scene. Serrailler makes a serious error of judgment when handling the incident, and the stress of this, combined with the ongoing trauma of losing his arm, takes its toll. 

 

So Serrailler seems like an okay character. I don't know what to say here since this is the first book starring him I have read. All of the characters seem fine and have past and current connections. I did like that Serrailler messes up and the book follows through on the theme on in hindsight what could he have done better. 

 

I did like the writing and thought the flow was fine. I just was not engaged since I came into this series at book #10 and did not care about the characters in the same way I would have if I started off with book #1. Because of this, I am going to go back and read this series and will update this review after I finish books #1-9. 

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text 2020-04-02 15:16
Reading progress update: I've read 98 out of 246 pages.
The Cornish Coast Murder - John Bude

there's just something about this one - I absolutely love it. gonna try and finish it tonight.

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