More backlog clearing: Kerry Greenwood’s Cocaine Blues is the first in the Phryne Fisher mystery series, set in Australia in the 1920s. I got it one day when it was free from Amazon and heard it recommended by various people.
This was very fluffy and not very difficult, as mysteries go. I don’t mind the wish-fulfillment fantasies that are Phryne’s life, but I found the book’s head-hopping very distracting, and I am pretty dubious about the villain being (spoilers, ROT-13) rvgure na rivy nfrkhny be fbzrbar rkgerzryl genhzngvmrq ol frkhny nohfr, naq orvat riraghnyyl birepbzr ol ure bja erihyfvba gbjneq frk. So, not a successful book for me.
There is a TV show that people seem to enjoy, which would at least avoid the head-hopping problem, though I’ve so little time that I can’t imagine I’ll ever get around to it.