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Wednesday reading — investigations

What I've been reading

I read The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai, having really enjoyed her first book, The Reader. It does that thing I really like where each section takes place earlier than the one that came before it and contains revelations that cast everything in a new light, on the whole pretty successfully. My favorite minor bit is where character briefly gets a gig ghostwriting a Baby-sitters Club-like series.

I read In the Unlikely Event, the new Judy Blume book, because the premise and the autobiographical element intrigued me. I'm not in love with how often it jerks between points of view but I can see how it serves to build up a panorama of mostly connected lives.

I read Footsteps in the Dark, the first of a clutch of Georgette Heyer's mysteries that I found at the thrift store, and it was delightful.

What I'm reading now

I just started The Unfinished Clue. An English country house murder where everyone, including the reader, has a motive for murdering the victim is generally off to a good start.

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