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The Theory of the Leisure Class (Modern Library Classics)
Thorstein Veblen, Alan Wolfe
Dead In The Water  - Carola Dunn Sixth in the Daisy Dalrymple mystery series. After insulting every member of his rowing team, a young titled man dies during a boat race. Daisy and her boyfriend, an inspector with Scotland Yard, sift through the clues.

I think my main problem with this book is really just my problem with the sub-genre itself--I'm tired of slightly quirky characters who stumble upon mysteries in quaint English surroundings. The main character doesn't change or learn anything, and her relationships with other characters don't alter to any real degree. Usually these books are at least good for a few moments of humor, the brain puzzle of guessing whodunnit, and a little window into a historical period. But by book 6 of this series, it's all starting to wear thin. I really hope that something big happens in the next book to shake up Daisy and the comfortable groove this series has found.