Day: September 6, 2018

WWWednesday: What Are You Reading on 5th September 2018?

wwwednesdayYesterday I found this meme on findingtimetowrite, MarinaSofia’s blog, and I decided to give it a try, even though I’m a day late.

The meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently: The Hog’s Back Mystery (Inspector French #10) by Freeman Wills Crofts.

About this book: Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog’s Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. At first he suspects a simple domestic intrigue – and begins to uncover a web of romantic entanglements beneath the couple’s peaceful rural life.
The case soon takes a more complex turn. Other people vanish mysteriously, one of Dr Earle’s house guests among them. What is the explanation for the disappearances? If the missing people have been murdered, what can be the motive? This fiendishly complicated puzzle is one that only Inspector French can solve.
Freeman Wills Crofts was a master of the intricately and ingeniously plotted detective novel, and The Hog’s Back Mystery shows him at the height of his powers. This new edition of a classic mystery is introduced by the crime fiction expert Martin Edwards.

Finish: Sale by Auction (Maigret s.s.) by Georges Simenon, translated by Jean Stewart

About this book: One 14 January, the day before the sale by public auction of a farm of the kind known as cabanes in the area, a crime has taken place at Le Pont-du-Grau inn, in the Vendeé. Coincidentally, Maigret was at the time the head of the crime squad in Nantes and he takes charge of the investigation. The victim, a certain Borchain, was a peasant from nearby Angoulême who had come to Pont-du-Grau with the intention of participating in the auction. When the story begins we find Maigret acting as stage manager in the reconstruction of the facts that took place the night of the crime. See my review here.

Next: A Patient Fury (DC Connie Childs #3) by Sarah Ward

About this book: When Detective Constable Connie Childs is dragged from her bed to the fire-wrecked property on Cross Farm Lane she knows as she steps from the car that this house contains death.
Three bodies discovered – a family obliterated – their deaths all seem to point to one conclusion: One mother, one murderer.
But D.C. Childs, determined as ever to discover the truth behind the tragedy, realises it is the fourth body – the one they cannot find – that holds the key to the mystery at Cross Farm Lane.
What Connie Childs fails to spot is that her determination to unmask the real murderer might cost her more than her health – this time she could lose the thing she cares about most: her career.