Right now I am reading Anthony Horowitz’s “Magpie Murders,” a sort of blend of Agatha Christie and more modern-day mysteries. (Horowitz is the creator of the fabulous BBC show “Foyle’s War.”) The book is pure pleasure — I’m not reviewing, just reading. You might call it a guilty pleasure, except that I am feeling no guilt. What are you reading? What’s on your bedside table? Send an e-mail to books@startribune. com.

LAURIE HERTZEL, books editor