Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Reading right now:
“Guilt” by Jonathan Kellerman has it all: new murders, old murders, baby skeletons, unhappy housewives, and L.A. “Guilt” is the 28th novel in the series that features Alex Delaware, a psychiatrist with a talent for solving murders with LAPD Lt. Milo Sturgis. Like his character, Kellerman is a psychiatrist and his first published book was a medical text (“Psychological Aspects of Childhood Cancer”). It must be difficult to keep a long time series fresh and exciting especially after 28 books! But if you like the main character (or the group of characters that return in each novel), each book is like visiting an old friend. And each new book about Delaware and Sturgis is like that for me. I look forward to finding out what they are doing and how their lives have changed.
On hold right now:
“Six Years” by Harlan Coben which isn’t a part of any series, but a stand-alone novel about a man who finds out that everything he thought was true about the woman he loves isn’t true and his new knowledge puts his life in danger. Sounds very exciting.
There are several other new books coming out in March including: Joyce Carol Oates’ “The Accursed,” Thomas Perry’s “The Boyfriend,” Jacqueline Winspear’s “Leaving Everything Most Loved,” Rhys Bowen’s “The Family Way,” Laura Childs’ “Sweet Tea Revenge,” and Clive Cussler’s “The Striker.” Sounds like it’s going to be a good month.