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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

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 Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 2 %
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %
1913: The Eve of War
Paul Ham
Progress: 20 %
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The Dark Lady (The William Shakespeare Detective Agency Book 2)
Colin Falconer
Progress: 15 %

A Bone of Contention, by Susanna Gregory

A Bone of Contention - Susanna Gregory

I enjoyed this historical mystery, set in medieval Cambridge, but it did suffer from two problems.  The plot was a little too twisty to be believable, and the villain had a bad case of "James Bond movie villain talking disease."  He had our heroes cornered (with a guy with a crossbow fixed on them), and just blathered on and on and on about how clever he was.  (Three guesses as to if he was caught, and the first two don't count.)

 

Aside from that, it was a nice immersion in 14th century Cambridge, a world of town vs. gown, where they dig saint's relics from the town sewer/drainage ditch/protective moat, and books are rare commodities indeed.