A Little Too Elementary, My Dear Watson. The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr (Audio Book)

The Italian Secretary is Caleb Carr’s attempt at a Sherlock Holmes mystery – and as far as that goes it’s not bad.  The character’s stay true to the originals, Carr has nicely captured Watson’s narrative voice, and the mystery itself is no more or less plausible than any of Doyle’s.  The text is significantly helped in being read by Simon Prebble. But when held up … Continue reading A Little Too Elementary, My Dear Watson. The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr (Audio Book)

It’s Wednesday! What Am I Reading?

O.K. I’m a day late posting Monday’s meme, for which I apologize… but doesn’t the saying go: better late than never? With three books in the queue to post reviews for this week, I’m behind in more ways than one. My review of The Cheese Chronicles by Liz Thorpe will be up by tomorrow morning (yes, I know you’ve heard that before).   I enjoyed it … Continue reading It’s Wednesday! What Am I Reading?