Lately I've been lucky and was able to re-join my gym. I love going to the gym, but I need a book--and it can't be too hard to read. So I like to read mysteries while I'm working out, and here are 4 mysteries I've read lately.
Rainbow's End, by Ellis Peters -- I've never read a Peters book in a modern setting. I thought the victim's name was pretty improbable (Mr. Rainbow, really?), but the mystery was interesting and had nice medieval relics too.
The Man in the Queue, by Josephine Tey -- Tey mysteries are reliably good. This one had some nice twists and turns and a manhunt in Scotland too.
The Pilgrim of Hate, by Ellis Peters -- This was a re-read but one nice thing about mysteries is that I nearly always forget who the murderer is. Brother Cadfael has plenty to do in this story.
After the Armistice Ball, by Catriona McPherson -- The first volume in a new series set in the 1920s. The detective is a nice, but not terribly exciting, wife and mother with a talent for saying what no one else will. The mystery here is more realistic than Golden Age mysteries, and so more tragic. Well-written and with lots of lines that made me laugh and read them out to my husband.