July 2010 Books

I read 3 books in July and I enjoyed them all thoroughly. They were quite different, one was a classic English novel, another was a new detective with an interesting family and the last was from my favourite detective writer, Dick Francis. Have you read these? What did you think? Please comment below.

  • 14) Silks - Dick Francis and Felix Francis (July 26, 2010)

    Dick Francis and son are back with an exciting tale of a widowed barrister who is also an amateur jockey. Another jockey is accused of murdering a jockey and hires Geoffrey Mason to defend him. He takes the case but is threatened and told to lose it. What happens after this leads to an exciting and suspenseful ride. Along the way we meet other victims of menace and the barrister begins to have feelings for a vet he meets along the way. Nice read.

  • 13) The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz (July 21, 2010)

    A very funny first novel about a family of Private Investigaters. The lead character, Isabel Spellman, has been through her wild side, and is now trying to live it down. However, she's given a cold case to investigate and it leads her on a merry chase. She is nearing the solution when a family member disappears.

    Isabel has an obsession with Get Smart and a way with boyfriends that means she'll be alone for a while. Her family is funny and interesting. A great debut, I'm looking forward to more from this character and the author.

  • 12) Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons (July 3, 2010)

    Young Flora Poste, orphan, goes to live at Cold Comfort Farm. She immediately begins to change the lives of her distant cousins in many ways. She insinuates herself into the family and changes the members with her modern ways. A classic gem, and a really funny story. So glad I've finally read this. I loved it.

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