I'm over at Sleuthsayers this week, with a guest post entitled "The Mystery of the Little House Books." Drop in and say hi. The book cover, by the way, is that of the first edition of the first book in the series. It's the edition I remember from my childhood, a gift from my grandmother. Oh, how I wish I still had it--but I had read it to tatters, and I'm sure the cover disappeared long before the book was finally discarded.
Here at MeadowKnoll, I'm enjoying some beautiful autumn weather, with the added bonus of over four inches of rain that came late last week. The fall garden is giving us plenty of squash, chard, and green peppers, with green beans and peas and potaotes to come--if we don't get an early freeze. The girls are still laying well: 5-6 eggs a day. A couple of our neighbors are getting a share of their bounty.
At the writing desk, I'm working on a fiction project--World War 2 vintage. It's too early to say how far it will go, but I'm enjoying the research and the preliminary writing. In another couple of months, I'll be starting on the 2015 China Bayles mystery, Bittersweet. But meanwhile, I'm enjoying this non-deadline work (more like play, actually)--and plenty of time to read!
Reading note. You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.--C.S. Lewis