It is a full moon -- got some strange calls. I'm so glad it's a long weekend and we don't have to be anywhere. Lots of relaxing with some dabbles of cleaning. :)
I finished A MURDER ON LONDON BRIDGE by Susanna Gregory. Very good as always. I'm currently reading STILL LIFE by Louise Penny. This is 1st of 5 in series featuring Gamache, Chief Inspector of the Sûreté du Québec, in the village of Three Pines, in southern Quebec, Canada. Here is a description:
The residents of a tiny Canadian village called Three Pines are shocked when the body of Miss Jane Neal is found in the woods. Miss Neal, the village's retired schoolteacher and a talented amateur artist, has been a good friend to most of the townsfolk, so her loss is keenly felt. At first, her death appears to be a tragic accident--it's deer-hunting season, and it looks a stray hunter's arrow killed her. But some folks are suspicious, and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Montreal Surete is called in to investigate. Accompanying Gamache are his loyal assistant Beauvoir and Yvette Nichol, a new addition to Gamache's team. The trio soon finds that the seemingly peaceful, friendly village hides dark secrets. The truth is both bizarre and shocking, even to the jaded Gamache and his team.
It was published in 2005 and has 320 pages. The awards attached to this book: 2006 New Blood Dagger, 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, 2007 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, and 2007 Barry Award for Best First Novel.
We're not doing anything special for New Year's Eve. I picked up a Papa Murphy's pizza (in the oven now), I made chex mix last night. We may just wind up doing our own thing -- Steve either playing a PC game or watching the gun shows that are on Thursday nights and I'll probably read emails and book. I may make it until midnight, we'll see. It will be nice to sleep in tomorrow morning (for me that's like 7:00).
Have a very happy New Year. Tomorrow I'll probably list my Tops and Bottoms reads of the year (already posted on 4MA)
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