WWW Wednesday September 14

It’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for WWW Wednesday. This is one of my favourite memes and I love taking part in it and reading everybody else’s posts. It’s currently hosted by Sam and it can be found on her blog Taking on a world of words which can be found here.

The idea of WWW Wednesday is just to answer three simple questions about what you are reading, have just finished and are about to read so here goes for this week.

We’re back home now after our lovely holiday down in South eastern France. It was a gorgeous week and I really didn’t want to come. That was our final holiday this year so normal blog publishing will resume from now on.

What I’m currently reading

Celtic Cross by Sara Sheridan

This is the latest in the 1950’s based crime series featuring debt collector Mirabelle Bevans. This follows shortly on from the previous novel and is based close to Edinburgh in 1959 just as the road bridge is being built over the river Forth. I’m enjoying it and the setting of a nunnery is unusual in more modern mysteries. I also like the fact that Mirabelle’s partner, Vesta has a much bigger role than in the last book. I’m not sure about the direction Mirabelle’s character is taking though. She is not as likeable in this book and is definitely becoming a lot more pushy and antagonistic in pursuit of her investigation.

What I have recently finished reading

Sabriel by Garth Nix

I really loved this. It was a children’s book when originally published but it was quite dark enough in places for it to qualify as an adult read. It was just a great well-written fantasy about a young girl who has to grow up very suddenly. It’s a really old theme but if done well, is always good.

Picture you Dead by Peter James

This is a Net Galley ARC and is the latest in the Roy Grace series It’s a very complicated tale of lost Art works and forgeries. I enjoyed this just as much as the previous novels in this series.

Venetian Game by Philip Gwynne Jones


I’m really enjoying this series of books set in Venice and featuring Nathan Sutherland, translator and honorary consul. I love recognising some of the locations and have made notes of other places that he mentions just in case we return to Venice one day. Just look at the stunning cover picture too! This was the first book in the series and I’ve now got the second one on order at the library.

The Summer that changed us by Cathy Bramley

This was lovely. Three women meet on a beach in North Eastern England and become friends. Each one of them has a problem and their friendship gives them help and support to face the difficulties in their lives. It’s just such a lovely story about the strength and importance of friendship with just a touch of romance. I loved the setting and the way that hunting for sea glass is used in the story.

Dead in the Water by Mark Ellis

This is another historical crime story, this time set in London during WWII. Strangely enough, this one also featured stolen works of art as did the Venetian Games and Picture you Dead. There was definitely a theme with a lot of my reading last week.

What I am intending to read next

Having just read Sabriel, this was an obvious choice when I saw it on the library shelf yesterday.

That’s the current state of my reading this week. What does your WWW Wednesday look like?

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Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

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