Sundays in bed with is a meme hosted by Midnight Book Girl but I came across it this week on Jill’s Book Blog. It is simply a chance to share the book that is by your bed at the moment (or that you wish was by your bed).
This week, the book by my bed is Dead Ground by M W Carver. This book is actually by my bed as we are away from home and staying near Richmond on Thames for the weekend.
I only discovered M W Craven earlier this year when I picked up Born in a Burial Gown from the library. I loved that and have since read all of his novels. They are definitely on the darker side of Crime fiction and some of the descriptions of the violence and injuries suffered can be harrowing. However, the characters are brilliant and the plots always interesting. This is his latest book and the worst thing is that once I have finished it, I will have caught up and have to wait months for another instalment.
The story is fascinating so far. Washingon Poe and Tilly Bradshaw have been brought in to solve a murder in a brothel. This isn’t the usual sort of case that Poe is involved with and for some reason it also involves MI5. As always, things are not as they first appear. The murder victim was living under an assumed name and was actually a war hero in Afghanistan. He also appears to be linked with a bank robbery 3 years ago in which nothing was taken.
I love M W Craven’s writing even though it is really hard to put his books down. He ends every chapter with the reader absolutely having to find out what happens next and I really want to be able to sit down for a couple of hours and finish it right now. Sadly, I’m going to have to wait until this evening at the earliest.