Books Read 2013

January

A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan – My January 2013 TBR Challenge Read. Review can be found here.

Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers — Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, a dead body and a ridiculously complicated conspiracy. My Goodreads review is here.

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson – My February 213 TBR Challenge Read. Review can be found here.

Smash by Garson Kanin – Not the basis of the NBC series in any way, shape or form, both do concern a musical headed for Broadway with a temperamental star and an ambitious understudy. My Goodreads review is here

Death of a Hollow Man by Caroline Graham. An Inspector Barnaby Mystery and the only one of her books Caroline Graham adapted for the ITV series.

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale. A “sequel” to Hales’ Austenland, this has more of a cozy murder-mystery vibe.

Ex and the Single Girl by Lani Diane Rich. Cute, clever and fun. Not my favorite book of the year, but a very pleasant read and one I might pick up again sometime.

Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn. At last! Daisy Dalrymple is in digital format, for those of use who love cozy mysteries. This one is set in England following WWI, so if you’re in missing Downton Abbey, you might want to give this series a try. My Goodreads review is here.

Fortune’s Lady by Patricia Gaffney. Described by someone (I believe it may have been on a Storywonk podcast as a retelling of Notorious this is not your usual Regency “There are spies! For Napoleon.

White Smoke by Andrew Greeley. Not really a Bishop Blackie novel, though he is present, this tells the story of intrigue and murder during a Papal Conclave — so I read it during this year’s Papal Enclave.

The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway by William Goldman. For those who love the theatre and its history, this is Goldman’s landmark look at the 1967-1968 Broadway season. There are a number of things that have changed since then, but it’s interesting to see what hasn’t.

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