May 3, 2012

Good Morning, Irene ***

*** Good Morning Irene, Carole Nelson Douglas, 1990

Two years ago I read Good Night, Mr. Holmes. I said I couldn't wait to read some more, but I did. Wait, that is. And now I've read some more and I'm glad I did.

As in the previous book, there is a brush with Sherlock Holmes, but it's not the focus of the story. Rather, the mystery of tattooed corpses missing a finger lead the trio (Irene, Godfrey, and chronicler Nell) from Paris to Monaco. Entertaining reading for Holmes fans and others.

Here are a few quotes:
"The longer I spoke the more convinced I became that I was hanging a sheep for a lamb."
I liked that one because of how she mangles the saying, "Might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb." into hanging the animals.
"I will say this: that while in the relationships between men and women there is much stuff of comedy and tragedy, there can be found in the marital bed an intimacy that mingles the best of the human and the divine."
FYI, the book was reissued as The Adventuress in 2003.



Now, Brad Whittington, I am compelled to read Muffin Man next. It's on my Kindle and I was putting it off.
You visited my blog so you moved up the list.
I'm intrigued. And how did a Whittington get all the way down in Texas. WV is polluted with them.
Thanks for the visit. Too, I have to get a Fred book too.

Brad Whittington said...

I hear my Texas ancestors immigrated from Tennessee. That's as far back as I know.

Let me know what you think of the Muffin Man. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I like it. ;-)