Last week: a really productive reading week. My review for Death in the Barrens, by George Grinnell, was long overdue for Librarything and Goodreads' early reviewer programs, so I finished that one. Then I had some fun with Alan Bradley's books, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag. If you haven't read either of these, go get them and now. After that, two books followed: first, Antonia Fraser's A Splash of Red, and second, The Red Dahlia, by Lynda LaPlante. Fraser's book I could take or leave, but Red Dahlia was really good. Finally, I ended the week (actually, just this morning) with Dan Rhodes' Little Hands Clapping, which was amazing -- gross, but amazing.
I'm currently reading Craig Larsen's Mania, something new for me because I tend to stick to British or Scandinavian mysteries, but I'm looking forward to this one.
On tap for next week (or at least in the planning stages as to what will I read):
Red Harvest, by Dashiell Hammett
Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, by Frank Delaney (another Librarything early reviewer book)
Box 21 by Anders Roslund, a Scandinavian crime novel
and that's it.