The Bone Key
The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth
by Sarah Monette
I was a big fan of Monette’s Doctrine of Labyrinths series, so when I saw she had a standalone book, I grabbed it from the library without really reading much about it. So I was a bit surprised when I went to start reading, as I had been expecting a novel; this is in fact a book of short stories. My own faulty assumption, and no big deal, because this book is a fun read. The stories all have the same central character (Kyle Murchison Booth) and they are sequential and reference one another occasionally, which is how I like my short stories. I like them to be at least somewhat connected, and give me time to get to know at least one character well. This delivered on both counts. Booth is an awkward, intelligent, and eccentric guy, who works at a museum and unwillingly gets drawn into all sorts of paranormal escapades. Some are creepy, some are funny, and one was actually quite sad. Each story is its own mini-mystery. I’m not sure what else to say that won’t give away some plot points, but I really enjoyed this. Check it out, along with her other books.
I give it 4/5 stars.
Right now, I am… doing laundry. Glamourous life over here. 🙂 happy that some paychecks came in today. wondering why I no longer receive text notifications about stuff being in my PO box. looking forward to the comedy show we’re going to tonight, and a friend’s all-day birthday extravaganza tomorrow. 😀 one day into a 30-day squat challenge. 50 was no problem. 250 by the end? Yeesh, we’ll see. excited that we’ve narrowed in on some plans for vacation later this summer, especially since it involves the beach. about to call my mom for our weekly Friday evening catch-up chat. […]
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