Robert Browning wrote the opening line of Home Thoughts, From Abroad while he was in Italy. It's a wonderful poem about longing for one's homeplace and in Browning's case it was England.
And with two of this month’s releases you too can be in England in your mind and with the third revisit the wonderful world of Precious Ramotswe. These are three series that we absolutely adore and we cannot be more excited to reunite with some of our favorite characters.
Ariana Franklin has added to her Mistress of the Art of Death series with the new release of Murderous Procession. Medieval forensic pathologist Adelia Aguilar has a royal summons from Henry II. He wants her to accompany his daughter to Italy. But there is a killer on loose and as the members of the procession are found murdered, Adelia is determined to discover who the killer is, and who is his true target? Is it the Princess or Adelia herself? We love Franklin’s attention to historic details and her notes at the end other books are almost as fascinating as the cases themselves. If you have never read this series please begin at the beginning with The Mistress of the Art of Death.
This Body Of Death: An Inspector Linley Novel by Elizabeth Lowell is reuniting readers with Lynley who has been brought back to London to investigate the murder of a young woman found in a graveyard. Will he be able to crack the case? Or has the death of Lynley's wife and unborn child caused him to lose his analytical skill? And what is up with the new and highly attractive new female department chief?
Double Comfort Safari Club: The New No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Novel by Alexander McCall Smith shows us that even though this is the 12th installment of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, the ladies have not lost their sparkle. Precious and her crew are back for more doings in Botswana. As always there will be muliple plot lines that are more about human nature than evil doings. This is what makes them so appealing.
Here’s to the promise of spring! Wherever you get to spend it!