Friday, April 26, 2013
Reading right now:
“Suspect” by Robert Crais is proving enthralling. I love the parts about the detective’s dog and his bonding with his K-9 partner. Crais is best known for his Elvis Cole character (there are 13 books starring Elvis). Crais has written numerous scripts for TV shows such as Hill Street Blues, Quincy, Miami Vice, and L.A. Law.
I actually managed to finish Anne Perry’s “Midnight at Marble Arch” this week before starting “Suspect.” It was really fascinating and I was driven to stay up late a few nights to finish it. It is book 28 of her Thomas Pitt series.
On hold right now:
I am still waiting for “The Hit” by David Baldacci. This is his sequel to last year’s “The Innocent” which introduced the Will Robie character. I love Baldacci’s books and in an embarrassment of riches see that he has another novel coming out in November. In a former life, Baldacci was an attorney. Luckily for all of us, he decided to start writing. His first book was made into a movie by the same name (“Absolute Power”).
There are several mysteries to look forward to in May. On the top of my list is John Sandford’s “Silken Prey” (his 23rd Lucas Davenport novel). Charlaine Harris’s new book “Dead Ever After” comes out in May and will be her 13th Sookie Stackhouse book. Clive Cussler’s new “Zero Hour” will be his 11th in the NUMA files series. Carolyn Hart’s latest is “Dead, White, and Blue” and will be the 23rd in her Death on Demand series. “A Delicate Truth” is John le Carre’s new stand alone novel. Lizbeth Lipperman has a new series starting with “Heard It Through the Grapevine.” “Murder on Chelsea” is Victoria Thompson’s latest in her Gaslight mystery series.
Two authors to note: Poppy Gee’s first mystery “Bay of Fires” looks noteworthy. As does the Richard Nottingham series written by Chris Nickson (“Broken Token” was the first in that series).