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I Mean It This Time

I'm going to post more often.

But before I get started on writing about some children's books, I want to take a moment to talk about the mystery I'm reading. Did someone recommend Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series to me?

I'm 2/3 of the way through A Beautiful Mystery (I decided to start in the middle of the series ... or rather, somehow this is the book I put on hold ... there may not have been any real decision on my part), and I'm a bit ... I don't know ... frustrated by the fact that the policemen investigating this crime at a monastery are overlooking two things -- the murder weapon is obviously the piece of metal used to bang on the doors so that you don't hurt your hand when you knock (heavy, heavy wooden doors) and maybe the wrong person was killed, which is why Frere Simon kept saying something about how he wanted to make sure it wasn't the abbot who was murdered.

Yes, I could be wrong about those two things, but it's not good when I feel so strongly about the police missing clues. And I'm finding the two detectives very likable, but already bound into stereotypes. I'm not sure I will read the entire series.

Kidding. I can't start a series without reading them all. It's a problem.


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