ValentinesIt’s hard to believe this year is flying by so fast. The middle of February is almost here already. I feel like I’m tearing pages off the calendar in bunches. I mean, I still have things to do on my 2021 to-do list.

But I can still find time to read. Where else can I go back in time and take a carriage in Victorian London? Reading is the closest we can come to anything like a time machine. Or travel across the country to present-day Portland with Phillip Margolin.

I have a couple of things I want to do. First, we have had a lot of new members to join our blog. I want to say welcome and feel free to comment or send me a message.

Then, over on Book Riot, they made a list of the 15 best mystery books of all time. The list gives some great suggestions for books I haven’t read. But to try to distill the top fifteen mystery books is as bad as trying to herd cats. One of the beautiful things about crime fiction is the diversity you find in it. It covers so many eras, cultures, and locations. You can find tones that are bleak and dire, or filled of humor. Whittling the list down to fifteen is a Herculean task.

Death on the Nile by The Grand Dame Agatha Christie will soon be coming to theaters. Hercule Poirot will soon be back on the screen. On a recent blog, Penguin Random House released a list of related mysteries.

And finally, here are a few suggestions for a good read for Valentines. Maybe you and your sweetie can find a tale to share.

Until next time, happy reading.

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