Monday, November 04, 2013

2013 book 284

Kerry Greenwood's Murder and Mendelssohn
The Phryne Fisher series is really one of my favorites. I loved this one, even though a great chunk of it involves a bunch of choir people talking about choir things--not really one of my interests. But everything else is so great that I didn't mind at all! Phryne and Detective Robinson are trying to figure out who killed a conductor; meanwhile, an old wartime lover and his new crush are in town and she's determined to do some matchmaking. The best part of this is that they are VERY clearly based on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson from the BBC Sherlock series. Does that make this fanfiction? It's an AU! Anyway, it's all fairly adorable, there are lots of other funny parts, it's pretty easy to guess the killer but everything is so entertaining that it doesn't even matter. Modern sensibilities transposed onto the 1920s really make for good reading. A-/B+.

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