Who Says a 12th Century Benedictine Monk Can’t Be Sexy? – The Brother Cadfael Chronicles by Ellis Peters

Murder just isn’t what it used to be.  Pick any thriller or mystery off the best seller lists and you’ll see that murderers no longer need motive. They kill for pleasure. Greed, power, lust are quaint vestiges of a distant past. Nowadays everyone is a psychopath, sociopath, masochist, sadist… a diagnosis is de rigueur. It’s rather disheartening. Which is why I recommend taking a step … Continue reading Who Says a 12th Century Benedictine Monk Can’t Be Sexy? – The Brother Cadfael Chronicles by Ellis Peters

It’s Monday! What Am I Reading?

Another Monday is here and a literary awards week is behind us.  So what did everyone think?  I’ve never read anything by Hilary Mantel, though I already own Wolf Hall.  This weekend I went out and purchased two more of her novels:  A Change of Climate & Vacant Possession.  Both books are described as black comedies on the back cover – perfect October & November … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Am I Reading?