Friday, October 15, 2010
Currently Reading: Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn
In a way, they are reminding me more and more of the Amelia Peabody mysteries in that they are funny, very sexy (but all the action happens behind closed doors), strong characters, and the lead male character, Nicholas Brisbane is very charismatic.
There was also an obscure connection to the last books I finished which were the first two Adrien English mysteries by Josh Lanyon. They are mysteries featuring a gay bookseller and wannabe mystery writer. The connection - both reference the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus!
"I thought there would be camels," I protested. "I thought there would be pink marble palaces and dusty deserts and strings of camels to ride. Instead there is this." I waved a hand toward the motley collection of bullocks, donkeys and one rather bored-looking elephant that had carried us from Darjeeling town. I did not look at the river. We were meant to cross it, but one glance had decided me firmly against it.