I only picked up one book this week, which is good. My to-read piles are getting outrageous.
The Case of the Glamorous Ghost
by Erle Stanley Gardner
Though some think they saw a ghost, it was a real, live woman in the (mostly exposed) flesh flitting through Sierra Vista Park. Eleanor Corbin has a taste for trouble — and a talent for getting out of it using the most outrageous means to cover her tracks. Now her scandalized half-sister, Olga, fears Eleanor may be using lascivious antics to camouflage more larcenous acts.
Enter Perry Mason — retained by Olga to keep the press at bay while pressing Eleanor for the sordid details of her latest escapade. The glamorous “ghost” claims she can’t recall anything except eloping with a smooth-talking gambler…and a terrifying car crash. But a hidden cache of precious gems has another story to tell. And so does a murdered corpse that speaks louder than words….
But I’m not going to get around to reading it this week. First, I have to finish In the Woods by Tana French, a great read, just slow going. After that, it’s Like Clockwork by Bonnie Dee, which I set aside to finish In the Woods. And then I’m supposed to have The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom read by the first for a discussion.
Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Laura at Library of Clean Reads. Head over there to see what goodies others got in their boxes and to share your own loot.