The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – May 2020

May 2020 has been and gone, and despite half term and basically being locked in the house, I’ve only got through ten books. Apparently this is a lot, according to some other bloggers I could mention, but it didn’t seem a lot to me. Maybe there’s something wrong with my eyes – I know, I’ll go and drive to Barnard Castle and back again to check. That makes sense.

I’ll be honest, I’ve been distracted this month – I’m busy trying to write introductions for you-know-what, I’ve been making plans for teaching remotely, I’ve been inwardly seething about the hypocrisy, spinelessness and utter uselessness of our government – and to be honest, my reading material has contained a few clunkers (and one outstanding exception). Except I read that last month, but I’ve been saving it for nearer release date. So what were these titles?

I was kind of determined not to give it to The Curator but the only book of the same quality is The Nightingale Gallery, and that was a re-read. The Curator is another outstanding thriller – three for three for the Washington Poe/Tilly Bradshaw (and two for two for the Avison Fluke books, recently re-released). The Curator is out on June 4th – and, just so you can sort out your diaries, Dead Ground, Book 4, is out on June 3rd 2021. Because I, for one, am already waiting for it…


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