It’s not as though we’re not reading. We are. But we all have been harshly buffeted by viral waves and it’s affected our reporting.
So our abbreviated report is this: we don’t know what our colleagues have been up to, but we, when not watching Breaking Bad, have been catching up on the Orange County works in T. Jefferson Parker’s oeuvre. We had been unaware that there was an OC TJP as well as an LA TJP, but now we know. It’s not as good as the LA TJP, but it’s still better than any cozy or academic or recipe based crime. Way better.