Anyway, it's time for a run-down of what I read last month. Here we go:
8. The Fall of a Philanderer by Carola Dunn. Daisy and Alec holiday in a Devon seaside village and of course it's not long before a dead body appears. This time though, it's Alec who falls over it at the bottom of a cliff. Huge fun and one of my favourites of the series so far.
9. The Book of Frank Herbert by Frank Herbert. A science fiction collection and as always with these anthologies, some good stories and some average ones. But not bad.
10. Down the Nile by Rosemary Mahoney. The author rows down this iconic river but the book has more to say about Egypt than it does the actual rowing. Terrific book. Highly recommend to other armchair travellers or anyone interested in Egypt.
11. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. The first in the Bryant and May series, creepy 'Phantom of the Opera' kind of yarn. Not bad at all but a trifle over-long, although that's just my opinion. I will read more.
12. The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. The first book in the Walt Longmire series. Very impressed with this excellent crime yarn, set in Wyoming. My husband's now reading it and he's also very impressed. This series could be my discovery of 2013 as John Connolly and Charlie Parker were for me in 2012.
So, just five books for me in February. Not really surprised as I also did four jigsaw puzzles and it was also the schools' half-term holiday. Short month too of course. That said, a nice reading month all in all. Favourite read would have to be The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson, closely followed by Down the Nile by Rosemary Mahoney. But Daisy Dalrymple was fabulous too, as always, I hope this series goes on and on.
For March, well I'm about to finish a book of horror short stories called. The Monster Corner edited by Christopher Golden. One or two excellent stories in that. Also reading Walk the Lines a non-fiction by Mark Mason who decided to walk the entire London Underground, 'overground'. It's very interesting and amusing. Other than that I have Walt Longmire, book two, in my sites, Death Without Company, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin has been mouldering on my library pile for long enough, so I'll be reading that for my Southern Lit. challenge. And then I'm not sure what else. Some Space Opera I think as I have several to read. Plus Carl's Once Upon a Time challenge should be starting this month and I have several hefty tomes waiting on my shelf for that: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay and Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. That lot should keep me going for the three months of the challenge!
Happy reading in March.