I have lots of reading I want to do – several years would get me through my current stack of books, I think.
So of course, at the recent Joseph-Beth semi-annual book sale, I bought a mystery! And it turned out to be terrific – next time I’m in that mood, I’ll look for the same author.
Evan’s Gate, a Constable Evans mystery set in Wales by Rhys Bowen. Great characters, a double story – a current mystery and a 25-year-old one. It felt great, so I bought it. When I got it home, I found both mysteries concerned little girls. I knew instinctively the old mystery involved a death and was already done. But I cannot read anything where children come to harm, just can’t. So I flipped open the back pages to make sure the little girl in the present day was well. She was.
So I read and enjoyed the book. Well-written, lots of local color, good characters, and the Welsh are Celts, so there was that touch of mystery and inner knowing. Aaahhhh. A good British cozy mystery.