Monday, April 8, 2013
Reading Right Now:
“The Boyfriend” by Thomas Perry is his latest novel which I thought was a stand-alone novel, but it is really the second novel he has written with the Jack Till character who first appeared in “Silence.” After retiring from the LAPD, Till becomes a private investigator. When he takes on the case of a recently murdered young girl, he finds ties to other deaths of similar young women around the country. Not only does Perry write great books, he has an interesting background. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Rochester and he has worked as a television writer and producer on Simon & Simon, 21 Jump Street, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
On Hold Right Now:
“Silken Prey” by John Sandford. This is the 23rd Lucas Davenport novel. I’ve enjoyed every one of these novels and can’t wait for the latest. John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986.
From 2008-2012 Kenneth Branagh played Swedish sleuth Kurt Wallander on the Masterpiece Mystery series called “Wallander.” The series is based on Henning Mankell’s bestselling mystery series. Branagh is terrific as the brilliant detective who is fighting his personal demons. The series is exceptional.