November 2, 2014

Books of the Week: Hidden, Benedict Jacka The Winter Long, Seanan McGuire Undead and Unwary, MaryJanice Davidson Dear Daughter, Elizabeth Little A jackpot of good reading this past couple of weeks, with only a couple of discards. I am always excited to get a new Benedict Jacka, because his protagonist …

October 20, 2014

Books of the Week: A Demon Summer,  G.M. Malliet Personal, Lee Child Murder at Honeychurch Hall,  Hannah Dennison The Beautiful Ashes, Jeaniene Frost On my recent vacation, I read a lot of old Miss Marple and Poirot novels by the late, great, Agatha Christie. These books are all very familiar …

August 29, 2014

Books of the Week: The Poisoned Chocolates Case, Anthony Berkeley Downfall, Rob Thurman The Skeleton Takes a Bow, Leigh Perry Written in My Own  Heart’s Blood, Diana Gabaldon Anthony Berkeley’s wonderful mystery was originally written in 1929, and it’s still a great read, very entertaining. In the tradition of mysteries …

August 3, 2014

Books of the Week:   Irresistible Force, D. D. Ayres Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger Private Demons, Judy Oppenheimer The Girl Who Had Everything, Rae Foley   Irresistible Force is the first of a three-part series about police dogs and the men and women who train and deploy them. Loyal …

July 17, 2014

Books of the Week: Shattered, Kevin Hearne Zoo City, Lauren Beukes Shapeshifted, Cassie Alexander   I had the pleasure of hanging around with Kevin Hearne at Phoenix ComicCon. In fact, he took me and two other writers to Rula Bula, the bar that features largely in the first two or …

June 24, 2014

Books of the Week:   The Kindred of Darkness,  Barbara Hambly Designated Daughters, Margaret Maron Skin Game, Jim Butcher   I’ve always enjoyed Barbara Hambly’s books, from the very excellent mystery series about Benjamin January to her vampire novels. I was delighted to find there was a new book in …

June 5, 2014

Books of the Week: A Shiver of Light, Laurell K. Hamilton Bad Angels, Rebecca Chance The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Joel Dicker Cop Town, Karin Slaughter Laurell K. Hamilton’s decision to wrap up the Meredith Gentry series will leave a lot of fans desolate, but other readers will …

May 12, 2014

Books of the Week: Since I’ve been travelling, I’m doing a lot of rereading. I’m going through Laurell K. Hamilton’s Meredith Gentry books in preparation for the publication of the final one. And I have decided to get back to my mystery roots and read a lot of Agatha Christie …

April 28, 2014

Books of the Week: Pack of Strays, Dana Cameron Brazen, Kelley Armstrong Beneath the Dark Ice, Greig Beck Watcher in the Shadows, Geoffrey Household   Just about anyone who knows me knows that Dana Cameron is one of my best friends. So you know I’m going to love her work, …

April 14, 2014

Books of the Week:   Nightshifted, Cassie Alexander Possession, Kat Richardson Night Broken, Patricia Briggs Sparrow Hill Road, Seanan McGuire Derek’s Bane and Wolf at the Door, MaryJanice Davidson   Nightshifted was an unexpectedly appealing book. It sounded interesting, and I bought it on a whim. Paid off in spades! …