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SusannaG

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 %

Promised Land

Promised Land - Robert B. Parker

This is a re-read; I think I originally read Promised Land in the early 80s, when my father introduced me to Spenser. (He is a huge fan.)

 

This is therefore an early one, published in 1976, and it really does have the 1970s all over it - not in any good or bad way, but it does very much read as a period piece now.  A little trip down memory lane. 

 

That said, it is also an important book in the series - because it sees the introduction of Hawk.  (For me, any Spenser novel is more fun with Hawk in it.  Susan Silverman I can take or leave, but Hawk I must have.)

 

Actual rating between 3.5 and 4 stars, bumped to 4 due to its importance in the series.