News Flash! The Wickeds own Edith Maxwell has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery for Charity’s Burden, the 4th book in her Quaker Midwife Mystery series. Please join us in congratulating Edith and all the nominees!
It’s Wicked Wednesday and a brand new year. Other than the Wickeds’ new releases, what new books are you reading, whether they were holiday gifts or just came out?
Edith/Maddie: I just finished Jess Montgomery’s The Hollows – another stunning tale of women in Ohio Appalachia in the 1920s (and she’ll be our guest here at the end of the month!). My historian daughter-in-law gave me California Women and Politics from the Gold Rush to the Great Depression. As a native Californian, I’m delighted and loving the history. And it’s research for a story.
Jessie: I just finished Big Sky by Kate Atkinson. I love everything she writes but particularly enjoy books featuring private detective, Jackson Brody. In this one he is older but not so very much wiser. As always, it was a wonderfully engrossing, witty story that has stayed with me for days.
Liz: I am reading This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Since I’m on deadline it’s taking me longer than I planned, but it’s so good…he’s such a beautiful storyteller and the narrative is so poignant.
Barb: I loved Big Sky and This Tender Land. Master storytellers at work. I’m reading a book I’ve been asked to blurb, so it’s hush-hush. I just finished Alexander McCall Smith’s The Peppermint Tea Chronicles, a part of his 44 Scotland Street series. Bill and I are traveling to Edinburgh in June, so I am gobbling up Edinburgh settings.
Sherry: Jessie, I recently read Case Histories by Kate Atkinson and I can’t wait to read more. I’m reading Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator by Gary Noesner. It’s really interesting. Part of it is how hostage negotiating teams formed in the 80s.
Julie: I just read Sealed Off by one Barbara Ross. I’m currently reading Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia. I’m Kate Atkinson fan as well–will add Big Sky to my list!
Readers: What’s new on your TBR stack – or your lap?