WWW Wednesday: 27 May 2020


WWW Wednesday is run by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

 What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

I’m reading Yesterday’s Papers by Martin Edwards – On Leap Year Day in 1964, an attractive teenager called Carole Jeffries was strangled in a Liverpool park. The killing caused a sensation: Carole came from a prominent political family and her pop musician boyfriend was a leading exponent of the Mersey Sound. When a neighbour confessed to the crime, the case was closed. Now, more than thirty years later, Ernest Miller, an amateur criminologist, seeks to persuade lawyer Harry Devlin that the true culprit escaped scot free. Although he suspects Miller’s motives, Harry has a thirst for justice and begins to delve into the past. But when another death occurs, it becomes clear that someone wants old secrets to remain buried – at any price.

Recently Finished: I’ve just finished Sword by Bogdan Teodorescu, translated by fellow blogger Marina Sofia – A shadowy killer stalks the streets of Bucharest, seeking out victims from among the Roma minority. But this is not the usual police procedural as it focuses on the effect the serial killings have on the political scene. I’ll write more about it later on.

Reading Next: I’m never really sure, but it could be Dead Man’s Footsteps by Peter James. I’m reading his Superintendent Grace books in order and this is the 4th one.

Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton businessman and ne’er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifeline: to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Six years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman’s body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton.

What do you think – which one would you read next?

This post has taken me hours to write using the new Block Editor which I find most confusing. I’m wondering how other WordPress users are getting on – any tips that would help me would be most welcome!

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 27 May 2020

  1. So glad you’re reading the Martin Edwards, Margaret. He is very talented, both as a writer and an editor. And I remember reading about the Teodorescu on Marina Sofia’s site. I’ll be very keep to read your take on that one. Usually I don’t go for the ‘serial killer’ motif, but it can be done very well. And with a Peter James coming up, you’re probably in for a good experience.

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    1. I’ll be writing about Sword soon – I did enjoy it. It’s more about the political scene really, than about the serial killer – although there are a lot of murders.

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  2. The new block editor is frustrating me too! I wish we could drag and drop things. But I have figured out the trick to getting the arrows to show up (Being clicked into the block you want to move, then hovering your cursor near the top left corner next to the setting buttons. Then the arrows to move the block up and down ~usually~ shows up)

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  3. Must take a look at the Harry Devlin series, as I loved ME’s Lake District books.

    Not only are WordPress messing about, so are Blogspot. They’re bringing in a new format at the end of June and are urging people to try it. So I thought I would. Cue an hour and half wasted trying to put my blog back the way it was… I ended up having to change the theme and header as I couldn’t get my sidebar off the bottom and back to the side. So I feel your pain Margaret. Why these people feel the need to fix what isn’t broken is beyond me.

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  4. What a pain – and such a waste of time! The block editor is supposed to be an improvement – each element you add – each paragraph, image, list etc etc is a ‘block’ – it is so fiddly. It is so complicated it hurts my brain. I was happy how it was.


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