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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

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

Sweet Death, Kind Death

Sweet Death, Kind Death - Amanda Cross This was somewhat depressing. For many reasons, Kate is investigating the suicide of a professor known for her vocal belief that she would not suffer old age or delibetating sickness and would take her life instead. Is it really a suicide or a cleverly disguised murder? Kate takes the task of finding out for the duo of biographers and the familly of the professor. As always in Heilbrun's aka Cross mystery novel, the mystery is somewhat an accessory to the ideas and the philosophy. Here you have Kate stuck on a comittee for gender studies and her beloved husband in a mid-life crisis. This is more about how one face mid live, adulthood, old age and what it means to be a woman then about catching a murderer. Depressing but well written. Also knowing that the author took her own life does make the whole philosophy displayed here a bit unnerving.