I’ve been sick for the past couple of weeks. Nothing major, just enough to tire me out completely after a day at work. I felt well enough the other night to do some neglected housework, but otherwise, I haven’t been doing a whole lot of reading.
I did fly through most of Will Thomas’s Barker and Llewellyn mysteries, though, during the first week. They’re my favorite historical mysteries, showcasing the darker side of late Victorian London and edging toward Steampunk now and then. There’s fighting, secret societies, criminal organizations, smart and smartly written characters, clever women, and a snarky narrator. I’ve read the series several times now, and it never gets old.
2. To Kingdom Come
3. The Limehouse Text
4. The Hellfire Conspiracy
5. The Black Hand
I’ve ventured back into the world of non-fiction and am slowly making my way through Sam Keane’s The Violinist’s Thumb, which is all about DNA. It’s super-interesting, and I wish I weren’t so tired at night, or I’d have read the whole thing by now.