Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mystery Read-A-Thon: Update Four

Another four stories down from the New Historical Whodunits anthology and I'm just over one-third of the way through the twelve hours of mystery reading.

The Jester and the Mathematician by Alan R. Gordon - this was a very fascinating one set in Pisa where a young Fibonacci is accused of murder. Gordon's writing was very engaging in this story.

The Duke's Tale by Cherith Baldry - a story of intrigue as the King of England's son dies shortly after his marriage in Italy. The man who becomes detective in this story is none other than Chaucer. I just read that Cherith is one of four authors that work together under the Erin Hunter pseudonym and write the Warriors series. Interesting!

Sea of Darkness by Sarah A. Hoyt - a story set in Portugal and featuring Prince Henry, aka Henry the Navigator. He is a fascinating royal character in his own right but in this story he also solves a murder.

The Stone-Worker's Tale by Margaret Frazer - a return to England with another nun-detective. This was one of the more complex stories and I enjoyed it.

Time Spent Reading: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Read-A-Thon Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Well, I ended up taking a nap and doing less reading than I wanted to but I will be able to get a few more hours in this evening and would love to get past the six hour mark before tomorrow. I've read 234 pages so far but I tend to read faster at night.

Swiftly moving forward through history's mysteries,

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