It’s a rainy, overcast Sunday morning ~ perfect for coffee & finishing my current book 🙂 .
I read a lot of books, but I don’t post them all as part of the blog. If I did, I would only be writing about books ~ and as much as I LOVE books, I also LOVE lots of other things that make up my bluwaterlife!
Things do often have a way of coming together in unexpected ways though. So when I spotted a recent addition to a mystery series I enjoy, with the title A Burial at Sea and a nautical cover, I knew it was a match up.
This is the Charles Lenox mystery series by Charles Finch. The series is set in Victorian England and full of period details. Charles Lenox is a gentleman, a member of Parliament ~ and horrors!! ~ also a detective. He’s a bit of Dr.Watson, with a dash of Poirot’s knack for “grey cell” deductive reasoning, with flashes of Holmes intuition in critical moments. The plots are clever, the details of Victorian England are charming, and I have enjoyed the entire series.
A Burial at Sea is sort of Murder on the Orient Express ~ on the open sea sailing from England to Egypt. A fascinating view of life on a ship in the Victorian age British Navy, on a diplomatic mission during peace time, with a murder mystery in very close quarters. I finished it this morning from my favorite chair, poured another cup of coffee and read some on-line research on a couple of topics from the plot. I was interested in more of the history that tied to the plot line ~ that’s when I know I really enjoyed the read!
Plus, I was trying to recall the name of one of the nautical knots in the cover art ~ some sort of bowline. Now where is the book I have on nautical knots ~ hmmm, maybe a topic for a future posting. Another match up of things that are my bluwaterlife.