All the Time in the World

My taste in reading material is wide and varied: SF/fantasy/"speculative fiction", mysteries (police procedurals, mostly), history, fanfic, straight fiction, smutty vampire books, biographies, poetry, cereal boxes, assembly instructions, the fine print, and your mind.

The Mermaids Singing

The Mermaids Singing - Val McDermid Val McDermid is one of my favorite mystery writers. I had avoided so far getting into her Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series because, oh, you know, I have issues with book series. This one is pretty grim - serial killer who has a thing for medieval torture devices. Interesting characters, though, and I'm really intrigued by the barely-hinted-at backstory of tormented psychologist Hill - what devastating past has left him unable to even consider having a romantic relationship? I'm sure I'll find out soon enough, and since there are five more books in the series to date, I'm also sure the spark between Hill & Jordan will be explored more deeply, if not by the end of this book, then in one of the others.