It's getting perilously close to the end of the year and if I want to say anything about the books I've read in 2012 I had better do so soon. I think I'll just list the rest of the mysteries I have read but haven't commented on.
I always enjoy the Mrs Malory mysteries. I finished Mrs Malory's Shortest Journey back in September and I should have written about it right away because it's a little more firmly plotted than most of Hazel Holt's stories and it has an unusual twist at the end. It's one of my favorites.
Back in April I thought I would re-read my way through P D James. I got through the third one, Unnatural Causes, before that plan broke down. Maybe in 2013. You can't go wrong with James. I've never encountered a weak mystery written by Dame Phyllis.
In July I read the first of the Charles Todd mysteries featuring Bess Crawford, A Duty to the Dead. I've read the three following books and reported on them but I never mentioned this first in the series. You would do well to read them in order though that isn't absolutely necessary.
Sarah Caudwell's mysteries in which the sex of the detective is a mystery are very satisfying. I started re-reading that series with Thus Was Adonis Murdered. It's a clever locked room-ish story with a group of lawyers back in London trying to run the investigation of a murder in Italy.
I have a handful of additional mysteries and I'm going to indulge until after Santa has come because I expect him to bring a couple of big (700-800 pages) nonfiction tomes and I want to be free to start them as soon as they arrive. I am looking forward espcially to the latest Louise Penny Inspector Gamache mystery.