-- well enough for what it was doing but it wasn't doing what I'd hoped it would
A Hazel Holt, and Ellery Queen
Roanhorse, Trail of Lightning
-- not cheerful stuff but I have it now and need to read it
Murakami, Umibe no Kafuka pt2
-- happily back to the Japanese. Library loan, probably good for six or even nine weeks maybe, since nobody else seems to want to take this out.
Jack Harvery (Ian Rankin), Bleeding Hearts
-- not a Rebus novel, meaning I'm spared Rankin's love for British gangsters. Not sure if assassins are an improvement, esp when the assassin is first person pov and his nemesis is an unlikable third.
The other Ellery Queen, maybe, or that Sherlock Holmes psychic pastiche one.