Dear Fellow Reader,
Wow, it has been a long time. I never meant it to be so long. Let’s see, since I was here last I have moved twice, had a total knee replacement, and became a grandmother for the first time. So, I have not just been sitting around ignoring you.
I am pretty thrilled to be back.
I have been reading. I will admit that my concentration level has not always been where I would want it. As a result, I have done a lot of re-reading. Yes, many books got a second look. These re-reads include the Tommy and Tuppence books by Agatha Christie, Sarah Addison Allen’s books (one of them The Sugar Queen, even got a third read) and there was a A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. It was like visiting with old friends. Do you have times when re-reading is just what you need?
After all those re-reads, I then moved on to cozy mysteries. I started several series. The one I would like to bring to your attention today is the Ellie Haskell series by Dorothy Cannell. In the first book of the series, The Thin Woman, you are introduced to Ellie, a talented interior decorator who (like many) is dreading an upcoming family event. She decides to bring an adoring boyfriend with her to help her stand up to her judgmental relatives. If only she had one. She sees an ad and decides to rent one! She finds that adoration may be hard to get even when paying for it. When murder enters the picture, Ellie has more than she expected.
There are 13 books in the series. I would suggest reading the first four or five books in order so that you can follow the plots easier. After that you will have the idea. I was able to find most of the books at the library. Dorothy Cannell has written 23 books. She has another series (Florence Norris Series) and several stand alone books. One of those books, Sea Glass Summer, was also very enjoyable.
Have a great summer weekend! I hope there is some time for reading!
Thanks for reading!