Heather and Homicide
Heather and Homicide is the fourth book in the Highland Bookshop Mystery Series. As I was in the Scottish Highlands for the first part of the month, it was a perfect read. I, of course, love the setting and the characters in this series. The best parts are when they meet up with all the locals at the pub. The mysteries are pretty typical cozy mystery plots, so are predictable. But is still a fun read.
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Argyles and Arsenic
Argyles and Arsenic is the fifth and lates book in the Highland Bookshop Mystery Series. I actually enjoyed the mystery in this one more than in Heather and Homicide. There was some great knitting history in this one that I really felt kicked up the interest level for me. Scotland and Knitting, I can’t resist!
The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
I didn’t feel like the lives of Ms. Post were all that magnificent. She just had a lot of money and that allowed her to be quite independent. She was really kind of a snob. I struggle with books where the main character is not particularly likable and this is one of those. She did some great charity work and definitely stood up for her rights when women didn’t really do that. But mostly she just married horrible men and made and spent lots of money. I did enjoy some of the historical aspects of the book, but other than that, it was kind of slog with that one fi
The Book Spy
I wasn’t really expecting to like the Book Spy as much as I did. The title is a bit misleading as I thought there would be more books in this one, but it is much more about spies. Maria is a librarian who is sent to neutral Lisbon to make microfilm of any Axis documents she can get her hands on to send to intelligence agencies. This part is based on true stories of the librarian spies who performed this work. She meets a bookseller who is also trying to help Jewish refugees escape from France. So already there is a lot going on, but you can get behind these two as they try to navigate a world at war. Then it kind of goes of the rails, Maria becomes a real spy and at one point is planning to kill Hitler herself. It’s just a bit much, like the author is trying to squeeze in ten different stories into one. There are so many good books about brave women and men in war time, that I would give this one a pass. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this review.