Escape the winter chill with comedy and mystery – The Daily Gazette
Between freezing temperatures and the latest variant of COVID-19, many of us are craving an escape. Gwen Weldy, digital services librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, recommends two books that will do the trick.
“Where the Stag and the Antelope Play” by Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman fans will love his latest book “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside.” Offerman’s wit and dry humor shines through even when discussing the intricacies of trailer hitches and implements. His encounters with wildlife, RV parks and Rob Lowe are both hilarious and insightful.
He states: “The vast majority of our people are never forced to think about how we are doing as caretakers of the land that sustains us all, a blissful ignorance that turns out to be a dearly bought luxury.” The audiobook version is particularly entertaining, as it is read by the author, who lends his unique voice and character to his prose.
“God Rest You, Royal Gentlemen” by Rhys Bowen
Even though the holidays are over, this cozy Christmas-themed mystery is still going strong. The latest book in Bowen’s Royal Spyness series, “God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen” is another hit of the genre. It won the Agatha Prize for Best Historical Mystery.
In 1930s England, Lady Georgiana Rannoch has just married and is settling in for the holidays with her husband, Darcy O’Mara. But the scandal of her cousin Wallis Simpson’s love interest is about to be made public, and accidents and deaths among her royal relatives and their friends are occurring at an alarming rate.
Will Georgie find the abuser in time to save those she loves the most?
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