Sunday, May 19, 2013
Reading right now:
Chris Ewan’s “Safe House.” On the Isle of Man, repairman Rob Hale is called out to an isolated home where he meets Lena. When he takes her for a ride on his motorcycle, he wakes up in the hospital and is told she didn’t exist. Rob doesn’t believe that Lena is a product of his imagination and talks private investigator Rebecca Lewis (who his parents hired to find his missing sister) into helping him find out what really happened to Lena. While “Safe House” is a stand-alone novel, Ewan is well-known for his award winning “good thief” mystery series featuring Charlie Howard.
On hold right now:
The description of Joe Hill’s new book “NOS4A2” sounds like a book his father Stephen King would have written. In addition to her secret gift for finding lost objects, Victoria McQueen also has a bike that will take her anywhere she wants to go. One day she runs into Charles Talent Manx who takes children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce, terrifying rides that they never return from. But Victoria did return and years later Manx comes back to take her son away.
Other Mysterious things:
The Mystery Writers of American recently announced the winners of the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Dennis Lehane’s “Live by Night” won for best novel. Chris Pavone’s “The Expats” won as best first novel. Best TV episode teleplay was “A Scandal in Belgravia,” Sherlock (BBC/Masterpiece).
The AMC series “The Killing” returns June 2 with a new case. The first two seasons were riveting and I am looking forward to a new season with a new case for the two Seattle detectives that the show revolves around. The series is based on the Danish TV series “Forbrydelsen” (which means The Crime).