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What I'm reading

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

Fadeout (Brandstetter Mysteries)

Fadeout (Dave Brandstetter Private Eye Novel) - Joseph Hansen My first Hansen and I liked it a lot. Noir yes but with a definite style twist that I liked. He doesn't try to redo Hammett or Chandler, Hansen does his own thing and it works. I liked his lead character Dave Brandsetter. I can see a lot of him in some of the more recent gay detective heroes I've read but he's the original and it shows. I like how subdue the plot is while still driving the story to it's logical conclusion no happy endings but maybe a silver lining in the near future. I'm definitely gonna read the next title soon.