For anyone who has read the first two Templar Knight Mysteries (The Alehouse Murders and Death of a Squire) or my blog about them, the […]
Do you ever have those days when you just want to get away? When the car is making noises and you know it’s going to cost […]
My sister, Bridget, turned me on to Laura Childs’ Tea Shop mysteries a couple of years ago. I’ve read several and I like them. She also reads the Scrapbook […]
I’m back from vacation and, yes, I had a good time (I was in Florida, enjoying the sunshine, but that’s another blog). As I was […]
As I was ambling through the new paperback section a time ago I came across a book with a beautiful cover called Death of a […]
We RATS have been reading historical fiction lately and I decided that I should wrench myself out of medieval England and read something different. I came across The Women of Magdalene by Rosemary Poole-Carter set in post Civil War Lousiana. Certainly something different. It involves a young doctor, estranged from his family, who is walking to Magdalene, an asylum for women, to take a position as the house doctor. He has been given the job as a favor from one of his father’s former colleagues. On the way he finds the body of a woman in a creek. She is one of the inmates and he arrives carrying her body and thus begins his career at Magdalene.