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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

Trio for Blunt Instruments
Rex Stout
Progress: 20 %
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters
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 Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %

Dreaming Spies

Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes - Laurie R. King

Dreaming Spies is the 13th installment in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie R. King.  And it was a real return to form for me from the two previous in the series, The Pirate King (for me, the weakest in the series), and Garment of Shadows (OK).


This one is partly (about 2/3) set between The Game and Locked Rooms, or in the spring of 1924, on the steamer Thomas Carlyle, en route from Bombay to Japan, and in Japan itself, where they take on a case for a most exalted client.  The other third is set in Oxford in the spring of 1925.


In this one we get blackmail, Mary's nightmares (explained in Locked Rooms), ninjas(!), Holmes and Russell hitchhiking across Japan, and aristocracy up to no good, among other fun items.


I thoroughly enjoyed this one.


My ARC courtesy of Bantam/Net Galley - much thanks!