Reading & Books

Books I Read in March 2023

The Marlow Murder Club was a delightful little read – the main character is a 77 year old lady who lives on whiskey, crosswords, skinny-dipping, and hoarding, and she sets out to solve the murder of her neighbor with the help of a couple of other local misfits. There’s a second book due out at the end of May, Death Comes to Marlow, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Bitter Medicine, meanwhile, could have been good. I thought it was going to be an urban fantasy with a neat, non-European based magic system and some cool characters in a nifty little world, but instead it turned out to be a paranormal romance with some tacked-on, half-baked worldbuilding that never really got finished and nowhere near enough detail about how the magic worked. It was pretty disappointing.

  1. The Marlow Murder Club, Robert Thorogood
  2. Bitter Medicine, Mia Tsai

Letters from Watson: The Five Orange Pips, A Case of Identity, The Red-Headed League, The Adventure of the Dying Detective, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, Arthur Conan Doyle