Dream of the Dead by M.G. Scarsbrook
Contemporary Fiction / New to Me Author / Part of a Series / Review Requests and ARCs

Dream of the Dead by M.G. Scarsbrook

I’ve been reading a lot of mysteries lately, and this was one I very much enjoyed.  I generally prefer historical mysteries to modern-day, but this one had an interesting setting (the Theater District in London) and interesting characters (a former stage actor turned detective).  It caught my attention quickly and kept it. I find it … Continue reading

Contemporary Fiction / Highly Recommended

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell is one of my favorite writers, and this book may be one of her best.  It’s about a very dysfunctional family suffering through a heatwave in 1976 London.  Robert, the father, goes out one morning for a paper and doesn’t come back.  He’s recently retired, and the police don’t suspect foul play.  He’s … Continue reading

Contemporary Fiction / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / New to Me Author

Review of Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace

I picked up a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley, but really the suggestion came from Bethany at Subtle Melodrama, who said it was nice to read something a little light when most books are so heavy.  And having recently read books about World War II spies, Sudanese civil war, and the blood and … Continue reading