If you are interested in a different opinion, see this review of the audio book at the Amazing Stories website.
Crime fiction books that I read in February:
Last Rights by Barbara Nadel
The protagonist is an undertaker who has psychological problems from his participation in World War II. The story is set in London during the Blitz, and the author does a splendid job of portraying that time. I was less taken with the characters and the plotting.Laura by Vera Caspary
This was the novel I read for the Crimes of the Century meme; the year was 1943. Check out the other books (and films) of 1943 at this link.
This is another book where the film is much better known than the book. There are differences between book and movie, but basically the story is the same.
From my post: "Although I had never seen the movie based on the book, I thought I knew the story, and assumed the story was spoiled for me. That was a mistake; even if I did know one or two main points of the story, there was much there to surprise me and I loved the way the story was told. Laura is a wonderful read and not to be missed."Game Without Rules by Michael Gilbert
This book of stories about two middle-aged spies was wonderful. I loved every story. The book was published in 1967; the stories had been published in Argosy between 1962 and 1967.
The protagonists only show up in two books of short stories and I am now reading the second set of stories, titled Mr Calder & Mr Behrens.
Status of Challenges and Goals
This year I joined more challenges. This can be problematic in being able to read spontaneously, especially as I don't read a huge amount of books in a year. But I will see how it goes. All of the challenges I have joined are focused on the type of books I want to read. I also have some personal goals but I seem to move on those very slowly.
This month I will just list the challenges...
- Read It Again, Sam Challenge (1 reread, 1 in progress)
- Color Coded Challenge
- Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt (4 Golden Age mysteries read)
- Read Scotland 2017 (1 read)
- Australian Women Writers Challenge
- WWII Reading Challenge (1 read, 2 in progress)