2017-06-20 00:41:38 UTC
had plenty of time left in the evening to read Miss Henry #2,
"Landscape in Scarlet."
One of the things that is standing out for me in the Miss
Henry series is the adult language. No, I don't mean four
letter words or crudity, I'm referring to the vocabulary
used which is of a higher level than the junior high school
stuff of most cozies. There are also references to quotations
and allusions to classic literature which is also nice.
In #2 the reader finds out more about Juliet's past NSA life
with a local murder on the side. The way she "connects the dots"
of the clues and is able to use her intuition to find the
answers shows why she was a valuable asset for the agency
and why they want her to come back. I'm glad I gave this
series a try. After trying so many cozies only to find
fluff and formula, it's nice to be treated like an adult
in this one so far.
I've got #3 queued up, but it's unfortunate that I'm missing
#4, #5, and #7 in the series. I hate reading series out of
I fit in a Kindle book that was supposed to be about knitting
techniques, but turned out to be a very spotty half-memoir/
half-unburdening disjointed mess. At least finishing it,
I could delete it and make room on the Kindle for something
I'm now happily reading another book in the Blanco County
mystery series, "Hog Heaven" with it's usual brand of
humor and good old boy mystery. I notice that the character,
Roy Ballard, who I did not care for in another of Rehder's
mystery series has shown up in this one, but he seems to
be a visiting guest rather than a permanent resident, so
I hope he doesn't overstay his welcome in Blanco.
Bad to reading while yet another thunderboomer heads this
Nyssa, who between thunderboomers and hot, humid temperatures
is getting a lot of reading done but not much else