Hello again. It's Saturday, in case you're like me and can't tell what day it is, and time for the reading wrap-up. Let's jump right into it.
No new books of any kind this week. I'm at 2 unread ebooks, though, so I'd better get going.
63) The Scarlet Ruse by John D. MacDonald (10/2/20) - Hard-boiled crime - 3 stars. Not new to me or underappreciated. I've had this one for years.
Review: "Good suspense, I guess. The end was a tad confusing, like MacDonald was told to end the damn novel already and instead of writing out the thrilling climax, he told about it in retrospect which took the thrill out of it. Also, this story had some issues earlier Travis McGee novels didn't have, but then again earlier novels in a series like this are often best. :shrug:"
Note: Unfortunately, the above was my last unread old crime novel. Now I haz a sad.
62) In Dog We Trust by Neil Plakcy (9/26/20) - Mystery* - 4 stars. New to me but enough reviews to not meet the criteria. Free off the Book Doggy newsletter.
Review: " Pretty good story. Interesting characters, intriguing premise, solid writing. Too much backstory for my tastes, but your mileage may vary."
9/26/20 - suspense. 25c at the thrift store. I got a few pages in and was like 'meh'. I keep trying this author based on the recommendation of a friend, but so far, he's not blowing my skirt up. This was my third try and will probably be my last.
Currently reading... after the crime novel, I didn't start anything new. Partly because I never thought I'd get to the end of the unread crime novels and I haz a sad. No worries, though, I still have plenty of unread hardcopies to get into. I'm just not sure what's next.
What did your reading week look like?