Saturday, September 22, 2007

mystery

Hey! I finished another book! After a bunch of memoirs and other non-fiction books, I decided it was time for a change and picked up For the Sake of Elena, a mystery by Elizabeth George. It's an Inspector Lynley mystery - they've put a bunch of these on TV, but I've never seen one.

I had, it turned out, read this one before - I recognized a scene on p. 73. So I actually had a little dilemma about whether I should go on, since my whole book quest is about reading books I haven't read before. But clearly I didn't remember it - this took 73 pages to realize - so I kept going.

Anyway. It was pretty good. I definitely had no idea who the murderer was. The parts about the elderly mother with dementia were totally depressing (and were some of the few bits I remembered). My main problem with it was, so, I read one of the other Inspector Lynley novels earlier this year, and I could *not* figure out the chronology. Which came first? I thought that one character was married to that other character? Wait, she likes him now? And so on.

4 comments:

Coloradan said...

Did you notice that Elizabeth George is from California? Huge anglophile.

towwas said...

Yeah! I just discovered that when doing my extensive internet research for this blog post. (=wikipedia.)

Sarah Moffett said...

Are you sure PD James did not ghost write that book?

Random question. Any thoughts on the National Book Festival? With 70+ authors and a world of bad hot dog vendors, it should be fun next Saturday on Target One, I mean, the Mall.

towwas said...

Yeah...I went once a few years ago and didn't really get into it. And also, I'm going to be at the Cathedral open house next Saturday. (It's awesome - it's the one day a year when they open the big tower to the public.)