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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Over My Dead Body, by Rex Stout

Over My Dead Body (A Nero Wolfe Mystery) - Rex Stout

This Rex Stout, Over My Dead Body, is from early in the Nero Wolfe series (I believe #7).  It is 1939, and a girl from Yugoslavia visits Mr. Wolfe, claiming she is his adopted daughter (not seen by him since age 3), and needs his representation - her employer, who runs a fencing academy, claims she filched diamonds from the jacket pocket of one of his wealthy clients.


And then there are a couple of murders, foreign spies, and disappearing witnesses to enliven things.  Not a boring moment in the book.If you like "golden age" mysteries (as I do), and haven't read Nero Wolfe, he's worth a try.  The first is Fer-de-Lance, but most don't have to be read in order to make sense, I think.  Stout wrote them from 1934 into the mid 1970s (he lived to be nearly 90).