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 […]
The Comfort of Miss Read…
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 […]
Calling all Laura Childs fans–
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 […]
Vacationing with China Bayles
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 […]
The Templar Knight Mysteries
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 […]
Past made present….
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.