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Michelle CH

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Death Comes for the Archbishop
Willa Cather
Progress: 200/297 pages
A.S. Byatt
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Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally
Alisa Smith, J.B. MacKinnon
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A Study in Scarlet -  Arthur Conan Doyle This was my first Holmes book and yes, I am hooked. For me this was a great introduction to how Watson and Holmes met and the backgrounds that created these fascinating men.

I really like both. Watson is so different from Holmes and is the more practical and immediately likeable.

I don't read a lot of mysteries and this was a very interesting start for me. Holmes and his observations seem so obvious after the fact and I liked being a passenger in his mind. In this tale, the part that the Mormons played was fascinating and meshed well with some of what I have read to date. But again, I don't like being a generalist and I can see how this would prompt concern amongst Mormons. I suppose it is the same with all writers who take liberties with religion, history and famous personalities.

This story also reminds me of Dickens and a Tale of Two Cities. Revenge is at the heart and is bittersweet.

Looking forward to my next mystery!