Self is reading her first Peter Lovesey: Skeleton Hill (#10 in the Inspector Diamond series)
So far (p. 133), she’s loving it.
The Inspector has a wicked boss named Georgina. He runs into trouble with expired license plate tags and has to leave his car at home and get to the office by bus. Then he has a talk with Boss Georgina and she is surprisingly generous and offers him her Mercedes to drive (!!!)
As Inspector Diamoond heads off to investigate a case in Bristol, the car starts behaving strangely, and he pulls over only to discover that he’s run over a nail. Then he has to change the tire, but doesn’t know how. Not only that, his back is killing him. In the meantime, there are one — possibly two — murder cases that need to be resolved.
He has to call a Mercedes Benz dealership to have the car towed and finds that the towing plus replacing the tire and a few other things will come out to almost a thousand GBP (over a thousand US). But:
You have to be positive. As his mother had been fond of saying in times of trouble, the sharper the storm, the sooner it’s over.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.