Here are some of my recent finishes from December:
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle. :) A.C. Doyle has just killed Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem and finds both the public and The Strand (which serializes his stories) very angry at him. He has been asked by a medium to prevent her death, and Doyle and his friend Oscar Wilde are on the case. Fun! I've begun a draft, but the book is scheduled for publication in late March, and I've delayed finishing the review which I'll schedule for April. NetGalley ARC
A Cry in the Night by Tom Grieves is a strange police procedural that kept me pondering whether or not I liked it. At one point, I was about to abandon it, but something kept me intrigued to the point that I had to know how it turned it out. Complex and twisty. Don't know how I'm going to review this one. NetGalley ARC
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. Paranormal. Review is already scheduled, but McMahon is not my cup of tea. Scheduled for Jan. 16. NetGalley ARC
Some January finishes but not yet reviewed:
The Blood Maidens by Barbara Hambly (James Asher series) Purchased for Kindle.
The Silent Tower by Barbara Hambly (Windrose Chronicles) Purchased for Kindle.
The Silicon Mage " " "
The Dog Wizard " " "
Antigo Nick - a translation of Sophocles' Antigone (with a few additions) by Anne Carson (recommended by Gin Jenny at Reading the End) Oh, lovely words to be read aloud! Sent me researching Anne Carson and the original version by Sophocles. Loved it. My first reading of Antigone had little individual impact because I had about 30 plays to read that semester. It Was A Long. Time. Ago! I've matured since then. Purchased because it is a beautiful book, and one that I suspected I'd want to keep. So right. I'm tempted to read it again right now. Aloud. Again.
The Truth Against the World by Sarah Jamila Stevenson (YA and very good) Publication set for June. NetGalley ARC
One May Smile by Penny Freedman (a good mystery, literate, set in Elsinore). Gina Grey, the protagonist is a university lecturer, a linguist, and a feisty, funny woman. I will read more more by Freedman. NetGalley ARC
Some recent DNF:
The Lost Boys by Lilian Carmine (YA)
The Arnifour Affair by Gregory Harris
Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson
When Shadows Fall by J.T. Ellison
The Stargazer by Michele Jaffe
Mrs. Lincolns Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini
Some recent finishes, but won't review:
Well, I won't name them--would not be a positive reflection on either the books or the reader, who doggedly finished them. They should have been relegated to the abandoned pile.