For a while I went through a stage of not reading. Not sure what happened but I just couldn't seem to find a book that interested me. I would start and then stop part way through. But, I'm pleased to say that things have got back to normal and I'm really enjoying reading again. I think the IPad has had a lot to do with that. Really find it so convenient and the light is good which means I can read anywhere.
The latest novel I've read is The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny.
There's a whole series of these novels featuring Chief Inspector Gamache and his detectives. They are set in Canada which in itself I found interesting. Some reviewers likened the series to PD James' Adam Dalgleish series (which I loved) and others to Midsomer Murders (not so keen) but I didn't find them similar at all. The murder in this story is set in a small village called Three Pines which was the setting for a previous crime so the characters would have been familiar to fans of the series but enough information was given about them to fill the gaps. In this story, a body is found in the village bistro and the detectives have to find out who it is, what happened to him, and who did it. I liked the way the story developed as each bit of information was added and I found myself engrossed in the investigation. But then it ended fairly abruptly which left me dissatisfied. Through the whole novel the reader is kept informed with each new discovery but then suddenly there is an arrest withough adequate explanation and Gamache explains it after the fact. I think I will have to read the next novel to find out more!
Despite this, I really enjoyed it and am glad that I have found another good detective series - although it's not as good as Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone!
Until next time