Monday, February 18, 2013
Reading right now:
Hannah Jayne’s latest (“Under the Gun”) is funny, suspenseful, and entertaining. “Under the Gun” is number four in her Underworld Detection Agency series. Jayne’s books include a mystery element, along with the paranormal. Paranormal mysteries may not be for everyone, but they are a growing genre and I find lots of them really fun to read. Try one, you might like it!
On hold right now:
“The Bughouse Affair” by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini (which is an intriguing combination of authors) is the fourth book in the John Quincannon series. Set in 1890s San Francisco, this series revolves around former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon. Both Muller and Pronzini are well known and prolific mystery authors.
“Banshee” is a red hot TV series on Cinemax. In the opening episode, an ex-con assumes the identity of the new Sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he dispenses justice of a sort, has sex with many women in town, participates in extremely violent situations, hides out from the violent criminal who wants his diamonds back, and continues his illicit attempts to get rich. In other words, it’s great.