Monday, November 12, 2012

Literary Monday - Something evil this way comes...

We are working on a huge weeding project at the library (new boss, new focus, new projects, etc.), and I've been coming home from work pretty tired every night.  So I didn't do much blogging last week, hope to do better this week.

I have one title to review this week:

The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill - This is the first title in Susan Hill's Simon Serrailer mystery series.  Prior to this book, Susan Hill was best known for The Woman in Black (recently made into a movie) and Mrs. deWinter, a sequel to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  The mystery series was recommended to me by one of our patrons who is an avid mystery reader.  There is a serial killer at work in the small English town of Lafferton, a very clever serial killer whose victims appear to have nothing in common, which baffles the Lafferton police force.  There are a lot of characters and the narrative skips around among their various stories, which is one of the few negative comments I can make about the book.  Good psychologial suspense reminiscent of P. D. James and Ruth Rendell.  If you like either of these writers, you will enjoy this series.

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