This Week in Books (16th March, 2022)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.


Every Thursday, three retired school teachers have their ‘coffee o’clock’ sessions at the Thirsk Garden Centre café.

But one fateful week, as they are catching up with a slice of cake, they bump into their ex-colleague, Topsy.

By the next Thursday, Topsy’s dead.

The last thing Liz, Thelma and Pat imagined was that they would become involved in a murder.

But they know there’s more to Topsy’s death than meets the eye – and it’s down to them to prove it…

[Posted my review for this one yesterday. Really enjoyed it.]


Florence. Spring, 1537.

When Cesare Aldo investigates a report of intruders at a convent in the Renaissance city’s northern quarter, he enters a community divided by bitter rivalries and harbouring dark secrets.

His case becomes far more complicated when a naked man’s body is found deep inside the convent, stabbed more than two dozen times. Unthinkable as it seems, all the evidence suggests one of the nuns must be the killer.

Meanwhile, Constable Carlo Strocchi finds human remains pulled from the Arno that belong to an officer of the law missing since winter. The dead man had many enemies, but who would dare kill an official of the city’s most feared criminal court?

As Aldo and Strocchi close in on the truth, identifying the killers will prove more treacherous than either of them could ever have imagined . . .

[In case you haven’t yet noticed, I barely got any reading done this past week. So yes, still reading this one.]


New Year’s Eve, when the clock strikes twelve. A lavish party in one of Edinburgh’s best postcodes is sent spiralling into chaos when two guests fall tragically from the roof, impaled on the cast iron railings below.

For Tess, it was about more than reuniting with long lost friends. Recently diagnosed with an illness that could be terminal, it was her last chance to make things right. Having grown apart from her husband Marcus, she knew this would be the perfect opportunity to renew their vows, surrounded by everyone they love.

Their time is running out. Tess’ closest companion Sylvie knows this better than anyone. She’s trying desperately to offer her friend some closure from the guilt that has plagued them both for decades.

But as midnight approaches and the countdown begins, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want a resolution.

They want revenge.

[Erm … third time’s the charm? 😳]

Like I said, bad reading week. I’m just going with it. It’ll pass, I’m sure.

What have you been reading? Do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  6 comments for “This Week in Books (16th March, 2022)

  1. March 16, 2022 at 9:51 am

    I’ve just finished the second in the Lady Astronaut series by Mary Robinette Kowal. Am now on book 3. Who knew rocked science was so interesting


  2. March 16, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Loved your review of a Spoonful of Murder! xx


  3. March 16, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Have a great reading week


  4. Jo
    March 16, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Hope your reading mojo returns soon!


  5. March 19, 2022 at 4:53 am

    I hope your reading will improve soon! I kind of want to read your thoughts on It Ends At Midnight… No pressure. 😉 xx

    Liked by 1 person

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