Sunday, March 3, 2013
Reading right now:
“The Bughouse Affair” by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini takes place in 1890s San Francisco and is centered around the PI firm of Carpenter and Quincannon. John Quincannon is an ex-Secret Service agent and Sabina Carpenter is a former Pinkerton operative, together they form a partnership that gets them involved with murder. This is actually the fourth in the series with John Quincannon by Bill Pronzini which started with the book “Quincannon.” These are two really great mystery authors and so far I am really enjoying “Bughouse” and may have to go back to the beginning and read the whole series.
On hold right now:
“A Study in Revenge” by Kieran Shields came out in January and looks like fun. The problem is that it seems to be the second book in what I assume is a series with Deputy Archie Lean which takes place in Portland, Maine, in 1893. The first book is “The Truth of All Things” so I guess I’ll have to find that first and start there. It looks like the books have paranormal/occult elements and involve witches.
Other Mysterious things:
I finally started watching “Game of Thrones” an HBO series that I’ve been hearing about for some time, but haven’t watched until this past weekend. I caught up with season one and am hooked. No wonder so many people are going back to read the series of Science Fiction books by George R. R. Martin which the series is based on.