The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The second outing of the Thursday Murder Mystery Club. This was definitely reading time well spent. Can't wait to read what these 70 year old's get up to next. As I'm a gal in my 60's its nice to read about enterprising "old" folks. Witty, smart and spry.

Manly Endeavors

This is a category devoted to the reading of books with "Man" in the title. Currently I am reading through a stack that alternates between book titles that either start with "A Man" or "The Man". I have had a lot of thrilling reads thus far.

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

This was a nice quick read told in parallel storylines between the past and present and was definitely reading time well spent. I will read more of Ms. Tudor.

A Better Man by Louise Penny

A police/mystery series with at least 15 titles set in Quebec that I have randomly read books out of order and while it makes me wish I had read all of them--there is enough backstory in each book to get by without confusion. I enjoyed the writing and the mystery and I will definitely read more of Ms. Penny. 

The Man From Beijing by Henning ManKell

Talk about a book not being about what you expected it be about...well this one definitely was not what I expected. I was a little disappointed about that and that there seemed to be a few discrepancies in the writing but as it is a translation from Swedish to English maybe some threads got jumbled. Minor (incredibly nit-picky) and do not ruin the tale in the slightest and if anything I'm annoyed with myself for noticing. Not the crime procedural that I was expecting but instead something way more layered.

A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carre

This is the first book by Mr. Le Carre that I have read--I seen a couple movies and TV adaptations. It was an interesting book and an interesting time to have it fall into my reading lap as Russia had just invaded the UKraine and the rest of the world speculates on WW3. You like to think that a lot of fiction is just that---but some like this book are just fictionilized versions of true things. As GOT fans are wont to say "The night is dark and full of terrors." And a sad truth is that the war on terror is often fought with the weapons of terror--no good men or bad men just gray men.

The Whisper Man by Alex North

This was indeed reading time well spent-the premise and the characters were layered and interesting, I would have gladly spent more time with them. I will definitely read more by this author.

The Beige Man by Helene Tursten

I believe this is the 3rd "Irene Huss Investigation" novel that I have read.  I am reading this series out of order but there always seems enough backstory to keep up to speed. This I believe is book 7 and involves sex trafficking. It was a good quick read---although I did wonder until the very end why it was entitled The Beige Man. I am glad I have a few more in other stacks of books lying around on my TBR shelves.

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

I very much enjoyed this book. Some of the twists I say coming but others I did not...I definitely will read more by this author and watch the Netflix series.

A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

I really enjoyed this book. Sometimes a cozy English mystery set at a manor house in the English countryside in the 1950's is just the genteel cup of tea that one wishes to curl up with. It is reading time well spent.

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