I fell in love with historical mysteries a long time ago, courtesy of Ellis Peters and Brother Cadfael. And I’m probably not alone.
There are two “private inquiry agents” operating in historic Rome. Marcus Didius Falco, created by Lindsey Davis, is the more sarcastic one. Falco doesn’t have a new book this year. Damn.
The more serious of the two is Gordianus the Finder. His author, Steven Saylor, has written a book exploring Gordianus’ earlier life. It’s a prequel story. It’s also the story of how Gordianus met his exotic wife in Egypt while on a trip to see the wonders of the world. I’ve always been curious about how he got his start. Maybe I’ll finally get to find out in The Seven Wonders: a novel of the Ancient World.
Michelle Sagara announced the on-sale date for Cast in Peril, the next book in her Chronicles of Elantra series. I read the previous seven books in one big, delicious gulp, and I’m impatient for the next book. This series is fantastic. It reads like urban fantasy, but the world it’s set in is more of a high-fantasy type world. The combination is incredibly marvelous. And Kaylin Neya is a character I still want to know more about, even after 7 pretty long books.
I’ve seen so many terrific reviews for Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire that I want a copy of my very own. It looks like an absolute hoot! Sort of like Sanctuary, only much, much snarkier. Maybe I’m wrong on the comparison, but I definitely want to find out!
Okay peeps, I’ve told you mine, now you tell me yours! What’s on your wishlist?