Here’s realization I came to: people are amazing. When you come to know individuals, when you see their hearts, there is something interesting or arresting about every single one. But it’s the ‘getting to know them’ part that’s tricky. It can be hard to see past an unlikeable or even repellant exterior, nearly impossible to see past moral and political viewpoints so alien to my own.
Whether you’re happy about the outcome of the presidential election or not, here’s the great thing: it’s over. (Blog post and book reviews of author Charlaine Harris.)
Books of the Week: Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths, Undead and Done by MaryJanice Davidson, and The Killing Kind by Chris Holm.
Charlaine comments on The Search and Rescue Series by Katie Ruggle, The Golden Age of Mystery by Martin Edwards, Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, and Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs. Error in All The Little Liars.
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 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 I’d written about Seize the Night a lot earlier, because I’m really tickled that my …
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…
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
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
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