Rhys Bowen, author of the books about Lady Georgiana Rannoch and Molly Murphy, poses a question about the entitlement felt by readers because of authors who give away full-length books online.

Giving it away, Rhys’s Pieces

A secondary concern is the amount of “rubbish” available, but the main concern is the expectation from readers that writers will work for free.

Somehow, through the years, I’ve missed finding the books by Rhys Bowen.  I’m not complaining because I love finding established writers who are new to me — it’s such a pleasure to see a backlist so that I don’t have to wait for new books.

Rhys Bowen has more than one series and the one I chose to start with is Royal Spyness, the stories of Lady Georgiana Rannoch.  Cozy mysteries are nice to mix in between police procedurals (latest by Ian Rankin) and spy thrillers (an oldie by Frederick Forsyth).