Thursday, January 19, 2023

What is Vicki Delany reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Vicki Delany, author of The Game is a Footnote.

Her entry begins:
I do most of my best reading on airplanes. I love the isolation of being on a plane, just me and my book. I find that it’s about the only time anymore I have the time and space to simply immerse myself in a book, with none of those pesky distractions like Twitter, Facebook, and household chores.

Over the Christmas holidays this year, I went to Nelson, British Columbia to visit my daughter and her family. Not a lot of reading got done during the visit (the kids being 4 and 13 months doesn’t lead to much free time) but I did take several books with me for the long flights.

Prior to a recent trip to Italy, I read The Color Storm by Damian Dibben specifically because it’s set in 16th century Venice. I enjoyed that book enough to see what else he’d written and was delighted to find Tomorrow. The book is told entirely from the POV of a dog. And not just any dog. In the year 1815 a dog is in Venice, waiting for his master to return. He’s been waiting for two hundred years. And so begins a story of loyalty, friendship, love. And the price of...[read on]
About The Game is a Footnote, from the publisher:
Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are back on the case when a body is discovered in a haunted museum in bestselling author Vicki Delany’s eighth Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery.

Scarlet House, now a historical re-enactment museum, is the oldest building in West London, Massachusetts. When things start moving around on their own, board members suggest that Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, might be able to get to the bottom of it. Gemma doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she agrees to ‘eliminate the impossible’. But when Gemma and Jayne stumble across a dead body on the property, they’re forced to consider an all too physical threat.

Gemma and Jayne suspect foul play as they start to uncover more secrets about the museum. With the museum being a revolving door for potential killers, they have plenty of options for who might be the actual culprit.

Despite Gemma’s determination not to get further involved, it would appear that once again, and much to the displeasure of Detective Ryan Ashburton, the game is afoot.

Will Gemma and Jayne be able to solve the mystery behind the haunted museum, or will they be the next to haunt it?
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--Marshal Zeringue