This week I'm listening to To Darkness and to Death by Julia Spencer Fleming. It's the fourth in the Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alystyne series. Clare is an ex-military pilot who left the armed services to become an Episcopal priest, and Russ is the chief of police. The books take place in the fictional Millers Kill, which is in upstate New York. The novels usually touch on a political or social issue; this one is about the conflicts among environmentalists, big business, and a locally owned lumber operation. I think I've figured out the bad guy in To Darkness, but there is a lot more in the book to keep my interest.
The Tea. I'm still drinking that wonderful Stash Tea's Decaf Pumpkin Spice, which the company describes as "A delicious blend of naturally decaffeinated black teas and natural pumpkin spice flavor combines with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and clove." I'll have to wean myself off of it so I can introduce you to different tea next week.
The Assessment. The novel takes place in November in or near the Adirondacks. Hot tea would be very welcome to Clare and Russ, who are out in the woods looking for a missing person. However, I somehow think that they would prefer something with caffeine and something unflavored. Oh well, more Pumpkin Spice for me!
What on your reading list this week? Can you suggest another book (any genre) that is set the fall?
Thursday Tea is hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Here's how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.