Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Delany's reply:
I’ve just put aside the book my book club is reading this month. I’ve read about a quarter of it, and can’t stand any more. It’s the first book the club has chosen that I didn’t like at all. I won’t mention it except to say that I’m surprised we’re reading such a standard lump of “women’s fiction” (and that’s a phrase I hate). I’ve more or less enjoyed every book the club has read so far, and one of the things I like best about being in the book club is the chance to read books of the sort I wouldn’t normally read.Visit Vicki Delany's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
After giving the club’s book up, I started The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman. I like Goodman’s psychological suspense novels very much and I don’t know why this one, published in 2007, escaped my notice, but I’m glad I found it.
Next up is a book I’ve been looking forward to for some time, but I didn’t buy it because for some reason it was shockingly expensive here in Canada, but finally the price came down to a respectable level. It’s The Third Sin by Aline Templeton, and is one of the DI Marjorie Fleming novels. I love the British-style police procedurals best of all, and Templeton is up there with my favourites. I guess I particularly like that Marjorie is a normal Scottish wife and mother, married to a farmer with a hectic family life and a couple of difficult teenagers. Oh, and she’s also the head of a police team.
After that, I’ll be reading A Killer Necklace by Canadians Melodie Campbell and Cynthia St-Pierre. In my writing life I mix up my styles and sub-genres and I like to do so as a reader as well.
Writers Read: Eva Gates / Vicki Delany (October 2015).
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