This is a big book, 434 pages but I still did not want it to end. Peter Jenkins is the best darn travel/adventure writer I've ever read and I highly recommend this book if you like that genre. His books read like novels and I get lost in his tales and feel like I've actually experienced it myself. His books are the closest thing to being there you will ever read! I've read quite a few books on Alaska but this one was the best. Plus, he goes places and does things that you wouldn't probably do even if you went there. First of all, you wouldn't know some of these places/events existed and secondly even if you did you might not want to be that brave! There are pictures in the book too but not enough in my estimation. It's an exhilarating read!
This is one of my favorite mystery writers for a plain old fun read with murder but not gore. I can read her right before I go to sleep and not have bad dreams. M.C. Beaton lives in the English Cotswolds where her character Agatha Raisin now resides after retiring from her own public relations firm. This is the first book in the series and Agatha is quite the character. I thoroughly enjoy English mysteries of this type and Ms. Beaton has another series from when she lived in Scotland featuring Constable Hamish Macbeth but I haven't read any of those. This was an enjoyable read. I already have the next book too. I'm off to make up for laying around yesterday! LOL! Hope you're enjoying your Thursday....the last day of May 2012!