Monday, September 14, 2009

Louise Penny - Brutal Telling

I'm making my way through Louise Penny's Brutal Telling, the second of three ARCs I have to review this month. This book has become my lunchtime reading so it may go a little slow, but it is certainly a much better novel than Barclay's Fear the Worst. I've never read Penny before so this is my first Inspector Gamache mystery. I really like the detective so far and the small town Canadian setting is a different read for me. I can't wait to get deeper into the investigation and enjoy some more of Penny's great writing.

I've taken on another Mary Russell novel as well. Laurie King's Justice Hall, sends Holmes and Russell to Justice Hall, an elegant, elaborate and enormous estate to help two old friends uncover the truth about what happened to their nephew. I don't know what to say about King's Mary Russell series that hasn't been said before. All I can really say is that they are perfect reads.


Iliana said...

I've read the first two Inspector Gamache books and have really enjoyed them. They are sort of cozy mysteries but with more depth and style. Hope you enjoy it!

I need to get caught up on the series... I think she's up to five now?

Mike B. said...

You're exactly right, they are cozy, but with a darker undertone. It has a great bit of tension that keeps building.