Just a quick post to let you know that there won’t be any blog posts this week due to me going off on holiday! Hurrah! Term is over (finally) so me and Mrs Puzzle Doctor are off to a cottage in Herefordshire for some down time. Which, of course, means plenty of time for reading.
However, a request for advice. For the first time ever, I’ll be visiting the book heaven called Hay-On-Wye. Has anyone got any suggestions for the best bookshops for crime fiction, especially second hand Golden-Age books?
In the meantime, I’ve got loads to read. For older books, I’m currently midway through The Templar, The Queen and Her Lover by Michael Jecks, and I’m also taking Star Trap by Simon Brett for #1977book for Past Offences’ Crimes Of The Century. For new books – well, there’s at least the latest from Sharon Bolton, Dead Woman Walking, and Stuart MacBride, A Dark So Deadly. On top of that, Jeffrey Deaver’s latest Lincoln Rhyme thriller, The Burial Hour, will be on its way to a blog near you soon, along with recent releases from Caro Ramsay and Chris Nickson. And probably something from John Rhode as well. Can’t neglect the Golden Age entirely…
Anyway, I’ll be off now. I’ll leave you with the best thing I’ve seen in the past couple of weeks. Painted on the back of an ice cream van. What was the artist thinking?