Books & Blog: September 12, 2016

For a homeowner, “you have to find a contractor” are words of doom… Most of them are telling us that what we want to happen will not happen…. ‘Gone too Deep’ by Katie Ruggle, ‘Shooting Gallery,’ by Hailey Lind, ‘Night zone’ by Steven F. Havill, ‘The Midnight Assassin’ by Skip Hollensworth

Books & Blog: August 27, 2015

Books of the Week:   Seize the Night, edited by Christopher Golden Urban Allies, edited by Joseph Nacisse Betrayals, Kelley Armstrong Fire Touched, Patricia Briggs A Man of Some Repute, Elizabeth Edmondson   I wish[…]

Books & Blog: August 8, 2016

Since I’m back in the traditional mystery business – my first Aurora Teagarden novel in years, ALL THE LITTLE LIARS, will be out Oct. 4 – I’ve been reading more in the sub genre… The Last One by Alexandra Oliva, Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong, A Curious Beginning by Deanna Rayburn, Company Town by Madeline Ashby…

Books & Blog: July 25, 2016

Let’s talk about something wonderful… This past weekend was Clear the Shelters weekend… Feint of Art by Hailey Lind, League of Dragons by Naomi Novik, The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts, A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley

Books & Blog: June 27, 2016

I think of winter as a great reading time, and so do the publishers… However, I am a year-round reader, and I suspect most of the people I know are also in that category… The Hot Country by Timothy Hallinan, Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells, Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, M.D., and T.J. Mitchell, Darkness on his Bones by Barbara Humbly

Books & Blog: May 20, 2016

Hot on the heels of the excellent news that the pilot of MIDNIGHT TEXAS was picked up by NBC, I was on the plane to New York to attend the up-front extravaganza the network puts on every year for advertisers… The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo, Murder at the Manor edited by Martin Edwards, Fellside by M.R. Carey, Burned by Benedict Jacka, Swimsuit Body by Eileen Goudge

Books & Blog: April 18, 2016

I’ve had the pleasant adventure of being on several television sets, and it’s always fascinating to see how it all works. For every actor, there are maybe ten (or more) people off-screen doing a myriad of jobs to make a few seconds of film happen… Borderline by Mishell Baker, Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll, The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Books & Blog: March 15, 2016

My distressing viewing this week was the news. Any year we are having a presidential election, the news revs up a notch, but this year is particularly divisive and dramatic… Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop, Double Dead by Chuck Wendig, Staked by Kevin Hearne, The Brimstone Deception by Lisa Shearin

Books & Blog: March 3, 2016

Books of the Week: You, Caroline Kepnes Off Kilter, Hannah Reed Chaos Choreography, Seanan McGuire Otherworld Secrets, Hidden, Forbidden, Kelley Armstrong Stiletto, Daniel O’Malley It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and I have a[…]

Books & Blog: February 1, 2016

Books of the Week: A High-End Finish, Kate Carlisle Quiet Neighbors, Catriona McPherson In Their Own Words, edited by Elizabeth Foxwell Hunter, Mercedes Lackey Now that I’m back in the conventional mystery business, it was[…]