Saturday, March 28, 2015
Reading right now:
“Prudence” by Gail Carriger. You may wonder why I’m including a steampunk novel in my mystery blot, but since these books appeal to me I think that many of you may find them as fun to read as I do. “Prudence” is the first in a new series called the Custard Protocol series. While this book is a fantasy, it has many elements of mystery and suspense and could also appeal as a spy novel. Prudence is a rare creature who can steal the shape of vampires, werewolves, and other shapeshifters for a brief time. As an English representative, she travels to India in her dirigible to negotiate the importation of a new type of tea. Along the way, she uncovers a kidnapping, new types of shapeshifters, and stops a war. Carriger also wrote the very enjoyable Parasol Protectorate series. Carriger books feature strong, independent women with an interest in science.
“Eighth Grave After Dark” by Darynda Jones. Coming out in May, this is the eighth book in the Charley Davidson series. This sexy paranormal series features PI and Grim Reaper Charley Davidson who now has to worry about solving the murder of a nun, twelve hellhounds who are out to destroy her, and why her demon husband is acting more strangely than ever. This action packed series is both funny and hot.