Yes, I missed a month of my reading update. This is because I didn’t read anything to cover in November. I did read a lot, but it was all Wheel of Time. Reading several doorstop sized tomes really takes some time. The Wheel of Time completely consumed my reading time for more than a month there. I did manage one other book in that time, though.
Crossroads of Twilight
Knife of Dreams
Among the Mad
Another Maisie Dobbs book, and I am running out of things to say about this series. I like the books, as soon as I finish one I buy the next, but they fade pretty quickly out of my consciousness. In Among the Mad, Maisie works with the Government to find a man who is threatening to unleash chemical weapons in London. Again, this case has its roots in the first World War. Unfortunately, they know nothing of about the person they are looking for other than that he knows Maisie. It also has her dealing with the breakdown of Billy’s wife following the death of their daughter. While the connections between Maisie’s personal life and her case usually seem very coincidental, this time it seems more organic. The combination of the race against time and the unfortunate situation with Billy, Among the Mad comes together as one of the more satisfying entries in the series.