Friday, September 30, 2016

What am I Reading?

Actual printed books in English here are very limited, so I read free books on my gadget from iBooks.  Free usually means public domain, or older books, but there are so many to choose from.  

Currently I am reading my way through the works of Fergus Hume, who was an English mystery writer who lived from 1859 to 1932. Although he was born in England, he lived in New Zealand with his family from an early age, studied law at university and was admitted to the bar there.  Later he moved to Australia, where he worked as a barrister's clerk and began writing.  After the success of his first book,  The Mystery of the Hanson Cab, which was self published, he moved back to England in 1888. This mystery novel became the best selling mystery novel of its time and was said to be the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century."

He wrote 130 mystery novels plus many stories and articles.  Not all of his books are available on iBooks, but I am reading the ones that are available.  If you like mystery/crime drama type books, you might want to check out Fergus Hume.


  1. sounds good Pamela,i dont get time to read books now,its seems to be mainly craft mags that i read .

  2. Pleased you are able to find English books to read...
    Have been scrolling down your blog and looking at all the beautiful cross stitches and sewing projects you've been making .. You work on many different crafts.

  3. Thanks for the tip, it's good to know of good mysteries, one of my fav. reads.

  4. Funny how you can just take things for granted. I never gave a thought that you would have a hard time finding books in English in Japan...Gosh, I smacked my head on that one!! But isn't it so great that there is the internet to bring the world and books to your fingertips.

    I'm getting ready to start a new book. I think I'll read Girl on a Train. The movie comes out this weekend, but be don't go to the theater very often. I love a good mystery.
    xx, Carol