A very late summary for my February book log. Here’s the complete list with a brief note of each book — for more detailed comments, see the individual book log entries.
11) Jonathan Gash — The Rich and the Profane
20th in the Lovejoy series of caper novels about a louche antiques dealer. Logged 13 March 2011.
12) E.E “Doc” Smith – The Vortex Blaster
13) E.M. Forster – A Room With a View
Romance, coming-of-age, comedy, satire — the book is all these things and does them very well indeed. Logged 13 March 2011.
14) PG Wodehouse — Right Ho, Jeeves
Fifth in the Jeeves and Wooster books. Logged 13 March 2011.
15) Agatha Christie — The Complete Miss Marple Stories
Does what it says on the tin – every short story about Miss Marple, collected into a single volume. Logged 13 March 2011.
16) Justin Richards — Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man
The first of the tie-in novels issued for New Who, and as such featuring Nine (Chris Eccleston) and Rose, who have landed in 1920s London and promptly get tangled up with not one but two deposed heirs to a throne. Logged 13 March 2011.
17) Georgette Heyer – Detection unlimited
One of Heyer’s Chief Inspector Hemingway ndetective novels. Logged 14 March 2011.
18) Dorothy L Sayers — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
The fourth Lord Peter Wimsey book. There’s an entertaining mystery to be had here, but it’s wrapped in a superb portrait of 1928 England. The book is by turns heart-breaking and heart-warming, as Sayers turns in a virtuoso display of showing rather than telling what has happened to even the characters who on the surface seem unscathed by the Great War. Logged earlier today.