Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series is always a good read-the latest is An Incomplete Revenge. Maisie travels to the country to check out a property an old friend wishes to purchase and finds more going on than she bargained for. Winspear's books do a great job of transporting you back to a different time and place. Maisie is one of my all time favorite characters.
Elaine Flinn's new Molly Doyle mystery Deadly Vintage is her typical Doyle adventure-Molly hoping a new business deal will pan out and murder (of a very nasty fellow) happening instead. What I like about Molly is her Carmel setting-she makes it sound like such a charming small town and the antiques stuff-this mystery seemed a little light on the antique info but still a good mystery.
Susan Kandel's biography writing sleuth Cece Caruso is writing a biography of Agatha Christie. Cece gets roped into writing a play for the opening of Christietown, an entire community based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple's village. What a hoot! Of course someone gets murdered-and gee they think someone named Christie did it! Kandel is always funny and if you love Agatha Christie you would get a kick out of this book.
posted by Linda S.