Isaiah Quintabe & Dodson, Adelia & Mansur, Blake & Avery. Sometimes I think that the mystery genre was invented to pair an investigative duo who seem to have #nothingincommon
I just picked this book up at the thrift store. Anyone read it?
A historical thriller featuring an unlikely pair. William Avery, a dissatisfied yet unquestionably loyal soldier, is ordered to accompany & monitor Jeremiah Blake on a mission to track down a missing poet in India. Blake, a former member of the East India Company, has gone native & his reasons for agreeing to the mission are complicated. I really enjoyed this, the first in a trilogy. 👇
The last of my personal #bookmail for the year. Aren‘t they beautiful? All used from 3rd party sellers on Amazon, but in great shape. The tagged book is even signed! 😍
Absolutely loved this book. The narrator is fantastic. The story was well-written, with great characters, plenty of mystery, tension, and plot twists. I enjoyed the historical setting, as well, and look forward to more books with Blake and Avery. Thanks to @TobeyTheScavengerMonk for recommending this!
#TBRtemptation post 1! #AllHallowsReadBookExchange edition! This is the 1st installment in the Avery & Blake series. Calcutta, 1837. East India Company favorite, Xavier Monstuart, and the unlikely duo of William Avery and Jeremiah Blake are sent out to find him. The questions mount, which come to involve a murderous Kali-worshipping cult! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
#ThisIsNotAmerica This is India, 1837, in the callous grip of the East India Company. A Watson/Holmes-esque duo (who start out at odds) are tasked with finding the awesomely-named poet Xavier Mountstuart, who disappeared while researching the cult of Thugee.
Lush descriptions, a flawless narrator, some twists I saw coming and some I did NOT which had me pounding my steering wheel and shouting expletives. Highly recommended on audio. #SeptemBowie
This is my current listen from a recommendation by @Seshat ages ago. The narrator sounds SO much like Fassbender with his Magneto accent that I headcast him in the role of William Avery, and I think Mark Strong would make a great Jeremiah Blake, the Holmes to Avery's Watson.
So far this murder mystery set in 1830s India is extremely enjoyable. #HeadCasting #CurrentListen
When I got the call the Thursday before summer ended that I would be at 3 schools a day instead of 2, I felt #UnderPressure but so far the #Changes have been okay, even though the nightmare road between schools 1 and 2 has its own creepy nickname, "the Ridges".
Between leaving home and getting back I'm driving almost an hour and a 1/2, so WAY more audiobook time, plus I get to see this view every day and I'm working with great kids.
Okay it was the cover that attracted me. Set in India in 1830s. A famous poet goes missing. Blake and Avery are thrown together to find him. It's a case of opposites having to work together. Throw in class snobbery, thuggee gangs, assassination attempts, it's a boys adventure story. The whole time I was reading it I was was thinking BBC drama adaption and who would I cast in the roles 😀
#showyourstack for the #springcleaningreadathon I just signed up, and I don't know how much I'll actually be able to read since I have an epic honey-do list to get through before our vacation, but I've got a print book for daytime, an audiobook for working around the house, and an ebook for nighttime reading.
Well I think that I have found how to appreciate mysteries- audio books, and this one was damned good. Set in India in the 1830's, a officer of the East India Company is sent with an agent of questionable background to investigate what happened to a famous poet who disappeared up country. A tale of thuggee, betrayals with a Watson and Holmes team, the Holmes character being a mixture with Kipling's Kim. Remarkably historically accurate.
A very good audiobook, tea, and almond cookies. #litsypartyofone
Since Sunday night, it's been mostly rest, remedies and reading.
Completing 2 books, The Hobbit & Partners in Crime, were the only comfort during the wheezy coughs and sleepless nights.
Recovering somewhat despite the fatigue. Will continue to read until I feel better
Really enjoyed this - the level of research about India in the early 19thC was evident in the rich detail, and the precarious relationship between the main characters, although a little formulaic in the early sections of the book, developed nicely. The story itself is somewhere between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, with plenty of intrigue, jewels and flashing swords. Recommended.
This ended up being a serendipitous companion read to Flashman. Very well-done with interesting historical details. It's the first in a series involving the characters Blake & Avery, who have a little Sherlock & Watson vibe. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Bedtime reading 🌙✨ One of my favorite book covers from last year. Been itching to read it ever since I saw it. Not sure what to think about the story yet. I'm about a third of the way through and it's moving slowly. #ReadWomen
We did our celebratory stuff yesterday, which means I get to spend my Sunday with this first in a new series!