black_queen (black_queen) wrote in 50bookchallenge,


#72-74 Priscilla Royal: Justice for the Damned. Forsaken Soul. Chambers of Death.
Three more mysteries with prioress Eleanor and brother Thomas. I am totally addicted. The storytelling, the characters - it's all great.

#75 Lee Child: The Visitor (Jack Reacher Novel)
Another engrossing Jack Reacher novel.

#76 Adam Zamoyski: Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna.
After I decided to find out mode about the Congress of Vienna, I chose this book, because it promised some kind of balance between a retelling of every bit of salacious gossip (and there was a lot to gossip about), and a dry political treatise. I'ld say, it managed quite well to explain the issues European powers faced after Napoleon's retreat from Moscow, as well as to introduce the principal players. Unfortunately it did get repetitive occasionally, but that was to the large extent due to the fact that the delegates had to return to the same issues (Poland and Prussia) again and again without finding an adequate solution.
Tags: historical mysteries, history, politics, thriller

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