These days which are way too warm for me (as well as hundreds of thousands of other people) I am spending a fair amount of time in the air-conditioned part of my house, reading books that are not too heavy or too deep, but are satisfyingly entertaining….Sometimes I am reading “old favorites”, those authors I have been rereading for thirty or forty years. And sometimes I am trying out new books from the library. They may be books a friend recommended or books I found myself like Bruno, Chief of Police. I enjoy mysteries that are not dark or scary and preferably set in distant places. Bruno in this series by Martin Walker is definitely a good guy, one I enjoy reading about as much as Donna Leon’s Brunetti. The books are set in the Dordogne, near Perigord and near Lascaux where the famous cave paintings are, a part of the world said to have been inhabited for the last 40,000 years of so.
There are two books in this series and a third due to come out in August which I hope my library will order since they have the first two in the series and I am trying not to buy books in the wild and crazy way I have in the past. Too may of those books ended up being carried off to Goodwill because I can only have so many bookshelves in my house!