I'm sticking with my 2 books from each letter of the alphabet - anything to try to catch up methodology so I'm reading The Likeness by Tana French, which finishes F. After that Out of Black Land by Kerry Greenwood (not a mystery) and then something else from the G pile but I can't make up my mind what.
I like Mick Haller better than Bosch. It may be because his tales are first person narrative. This makes for a curious mix in REVERSAL, where Connelly switches POV in the chapters. It works, though, but it made me think about the drawbacks, characterwise, of third person, unless you make a real effort to deal with the character's emotions. Bosch has always struck me as too unemotional.
Am catching up on the Matthew Shardlake series written by C J Sansom. Shardlake is the hunchback lawyer and the series is set in HenryVIII's England at the time of Cromwell. A painless way to learn some history.
Also new to me is Louise Penny's series set in a small Candian border town called Three Pines. First is 'Still Life' and I anticipate the writing getting stronger as the series progresses (doesn't it always?)
Looking forward to 'No Kiss for the Devil' written by Adrian Magson and nicely reviewed on the eurocrime web page. I'll download that from Audible.
Took a departure into Science fiction with 'The Seeker' about a lost colony, space adventure and all that jazz. Decent listen (another audible book)
It's been a while, and I explained it once before. I have a dim recall of extreme cozyness: middle-aged women meeting in tea rooms to hash over the gossip, and some really weird tale of a homeless man in a cave with art treasures. A casual glance at the art treasures suggested a lack of familiarity with European art (or any art).
This may be the only way one can recall "extreme coziness..." dimly. After several glasses of crreamm sherrry....(Well, thenk you I believe I WILL have just another little sssip before I turn the next 100 pages.... )
I did manage to read one entire Penny novel, and almost enjoyed it....except that the murder weapon was SO far-fetched....a statue rigged to fall on the victim? Could you be certain you'd hit the mark? Wouldn't a gun have been so much easier? The second novel I tried....well, there was the token gay couple, the token cantankerous poet, the token town artists, the token....wonderful adoring understanding wife....
If there's a bigger picture there, I didn't get it, either!