Every month I try to group the books I read & review around a theme. Sometimes the theme is obvious, sometimes it’s a bit esoteric. March, in the end, was an easy one – mysteries. Here is a re-cap of the books featured:
- Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lindsay Faye
- From Away by David Carkeet
- The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow
- Rosemary and Rue & A Local Habitation: The October Daye Series by Seanan McGuire
- Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton
Just because you’re wonderful – below is the link back to another mystery novel I loved and reviewed all the way back in 2008:
- The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte
And here’s the New York Times review of the book I didn’t finish in time.
- Vacant Possession by Hilary Mantel
2 thoughts on “Beware the Ides of March”
saw your comment on Beth Fish Reads and had to stop by. I loved Important Artifacts and didn’t know anyone else who had heard of it! so different and such a commentary on life and love. also, anything by Perez-Reverte is good in my book! have a good weekend!
Barbara – So happy I caught your interest… I hope you had a chance to look at my review.
What I liked best about ‘Important Artifacts’ is how it allows the reader to piece together the story. When I have seen other reviews (and you’re right, there aren’t as many as there should be) the repeated sentiment is that the reviewer/reader wished they’d thought of it first. It is such a great idea.
By the way, did you notice the postcard message from Harold in the very front of the book – dated later than all the other items? So clever!