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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing: From the Files of Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator (Vish Puri Mysteries)

The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing - Tarquin Hall I get hungry reading Vish Puri's books. Not a bad thing but when it's the main attraction because the plot that started out as a really good idea devolves into a mumbo-jumbo of a mess, the food is what saves it and keeps me reading. So we have this professor who is murdered in broad day light by Kali. This professor is a guru, con men hunter. Revealing how 'magic' works. There this line of plot, add a plot line about a spiritual guru who is know to be a con man, it stills good. Political powers, stuff happens. Then it gets lost. The whole part at the guru retreat was so disconnected and kinda done for kicks. The resolution of the mystery is penalized by this 'religious' diversion. The whole B plot of Rumi and her mother in law hunting down thieves was also thin. So less then stellar effort but worth it for the characters and the food. I rounded it out to 3 stars but more like 2.5 stars