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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

Why Shoot a Butler?

Why Shoot a Butler? - Georgette Heyer Interesting in a classic whodunnit type of plot. Set in the 30's in England, Heyer places her characters in a very rigid kinda plot. Frank Amberley, barrister and part time amateur detective, comes across as stiff and cold. Maybe it's because I've been totally spoiled by Sayers' graceful writing that just flows that I couldn't really connect with Heyer's style. I found it cold, abrupt and very stiff. I did not believe the "love-hate" romance between the two lead characters and kinda wished that the villain of the tale wasn't the obvious choice but unfortunately it was. This won't stop me from reading the others mystery titles I have of her : Footsteps in the Dark, The Unfinished Clue.