I've never read Michael Connelly, though I've heard of Harry Bosch. I saw this on the New Release shelf and thought I'd give it a try for
So far, I like the set up, but dislike the audiobook narrator. Katherine Moennig is rushing and doesn't leave enough space between sentences. I've just put in the request for the print version, however, the reserve list is looong and I don't expect to see it until mid-October.
I've got a different audiobook to try tomorrow.
OF COURSE I've heard of the grand dame of mystery, Agatha Christie, but have I ever taken the time to read any of her books? Nope. Thank you Halloween Bingo for giving me an incentive to try something new.
And Then There Were None is in many ways the archetype of a closed-circle mystery. And I'm glad it was my first introduction to the genre.
I don't know whether other Agatha Christie titles will make it to the top of my enormous list of things I would love to have read, but it's definitely a possibility.
I have mixed feelings about The Thin Man.
On the positive side, I have now read another classic novel that I probably wouldn't of even considered picking up if not for Halloween Bingo. Noir is commonly associated with movies. I can appreciate the moments of wonderful dialog sprinkled throughout that likely translated well to the screen and saw how Hammett was thinking cinematically as he created the story.
On the negative side, I didn't care much about the characters and was confused too much of the time. I don't think the story has aged well, both the pacing and the roles of women don't work as well in 2017 as they might have in 1933.
I'll be counting this towards the Classic Noir square, which while it hasn't been called yet, is strategically placed on my card.