Monday, December 30, 2019
The buzz in the street was like the humming of flies. Photographers stood massed behind barriers patrolled by police, their long-snouted cameras poised, their breath rising like steam. Snow fell steadily on to hats and shoulders, gloved fingers wiping lenses clear. From time to time there came outbreaks of desultory clicking, as the watchers filled the waiting time be snapping the white canvas tent in the middle of the road, the entrance to the tall red-brick apartment block behind it, and the balcony on the top floor from which the body had fallen.
-Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling
Being exposed to other folk's reading lists is one of the side benefits to this blogging gig. Patrick Rhone offers his 2019 list here. I like " a good whodunnit", so I took his advice and started in on Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series. So far, amazingly good. Not ashamed to say that part of the lure being Galbraith is J. K. Rowling. Doesn't matter what you call her, she can flat out write. Thanks Patrick.