My ability to read travels forward in peaks and troughs. The first quarter of the year was really productive, but the second looks to be less so. I haven’t read a single book since March… at least not from start to finish. I have started several different books but keep getting distracted before I make a dent in it.
I have a couple of books that I want to read in the next few weeks… well, two. If I plan any further than this I may get overwhelmed. Which, given how the last weeks have been, is more than likely.
The Policeman by M.K. Jones
This is the fifth book in the Maze Investigations series following Three Times Removed, Line of Descent, The Julia Legacy, and The Politician. M.K. Jones is a Welsh author and keen family history researcher. (Definitely a woman after my own heart.)
Maze Investigations are a professional genealogy research company made up of Maggie, Zelah and Nick. The three work together to research for clients and specialise in breaking down genealogical brick walls.
In The Policeman, the three are on the trail of a policeman who disappeared in the 1870s.
The Girl in the Painting by Steve Robinson
Another Genealogy related book, The Girl in the Painting is the 8th book in the Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series. Jefferson is an American Professional Genealogist who always finds himself in perilous situations.
Jefferson gets called in after a painting gets stolen from a London home and it’s owner believes the subject, a young girl, is a past relative and wants to find out more about her.
Further to this, I know nothing more of the plot except what I’ve read in the blurb… I’m very much looking forward to giving it a read.