I have a mystery novel for reading upstairs, bedtime reading, and for when I wake up too early in the morning. And there is another book downstairs that I'd rather not take up and down the stairs.
My upstairs read is:
Bear Bait: a Summer Westin Mystery by Pamela Beason, to be released October 2, 2012.
A lover of the great outdoors, albeit from an armchair, I enjoyed the first book in the series, Endangered, and am liking this one with Summer Westin as a biologist, volunteer, and amateur sleuth in the National Park Forest in Olympic National Park, the Pacific Northwest.
My downstairs book is quite different.
The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward, the Most Honored and Controversial American in Chinese History is a biography of an American soldier of fortune from Salem, Mass. who fought in China in the mid 19th century, on the side of the Chinese emperor and against the Taiping rebels.
The book describes The Devil Soldier as a "compelling adventure story and an important piece of Chinese and American history."
It was first published January 8, 1992 by Random House.
Which book will I'll finish first?