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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 %

To Kingdom Come

To Kingdom Come - Will Thomas

Another fun read, featuring guest appearances from Charles Parnell and William Butler Yeats.  This time our private detectives personal enquiry agents, Barker and Llewellyn, are on the track of Irish radicals, out to bomb the British royal family (and most of London) "to kingdom come."


This involves Barker impersonating an irascible German bomb expert, and Llewellyn his Welsh anarchist assistant bomb-maker-in-training.


Like I said, another fun read.


(Btw, the bombing of Scotland Yard, and of the Rising Sun pub across the street, by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians - actually happened on May 30, 1884.)