March Mini Reviews
Rivals in the City – Y.S. Lee
This is the final book in the Agency series and I was so pleased with how it ended. These are fun YA historical mysteries with a dash of romance and a strong main character. I would definitely recommend this series if you haven’t already read it.
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths – Harry Bingham
I think this is possibly my new favourite crime series. Fiona is such a complex and interesting protagonist and the mysteries are always thrillingly twisty. I can’t wait to read the next book.
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
I read this one on Serial Reader so it’s taken quite a while to finish but I really loved it. I love Dickens and this definitely didn’t disappoint. The characters were wonderful as usual – my favourite was the hilarious Betsey Trotwood, although Wilkins Micawber was a close second.
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra – Vaseem Khan
This was the final book in my Litsy Whodunit group and one of my favourites. It was an utterly delightful cosy mystery set in Mumbai with strong characters and a baby elephant called Ganesha! I’ve already ordered a hardback for my collection and the second one to find out what happens next.
Folk – Zoe Gilbert
This must be the first time I’ve read the Goldsboro BOTM the same month I received it! The cover of this is stunning so I’d already been tempted by it before seeing that it was going to be the BOTM choice. It’s a dark and twisting series of short stories set on the island of Neverness. The writing was beautifully lyrical and the stories were mesmerising. I can imagine this being a case of love/hate for many people though.
Witchsign – Den Patrick
I’ll post a full review nearer release date (22 May) but overall I really enjoyed this. It was a solid start to the trilogy and I’d definitely read the next book.
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown – Vaseem Khan
After loving the first book, I purchased the second one immediately. It was another charming mystery and I raced through it. I love the Mumbai setting and Ganesha the baby elephant is my absolute favourite character as he’s adorable. Now to buy book three!