Monday, July 8, 2013

Reading right now:

            “Inferno” by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon is back. This time he wakes up in a Florence hospital with no memory of how he got there or what happened over the past two days. When someone shows up to kill him in the hospital, he goes on the run to try to solve the puzzle of who is trying to kill him and why.

On hold right now:

            “Death of a Robber Barron” by Charles O’Brien. This is the first in O’Brien’s new Gilded Age mystery series. In 1891 New York City, Mrs. Pamela Thompson becomes penniless when her husband invests in questionable copper stocks. Forced to take a job as a store detective, she finds that she is good at the job.

Of Interest (New Books coming out in July):

            “Care Homes are Murder” by Mike Befeler is the fifth book in his Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit series.

            “A Dangerous Fiction” by Barbara Rogan is the first in a new series which introduces Jo Donovan, a literary agent who also solves a few mysteries.

            John Dufresne’s “No Regrets, Coyote” revolves around Wylie “Coyote” Melville, a therapist and forensic consultant, who is called on to help solve the mystery surrounding the murder of five members of the Halliday family.

Other Mysteries of Interest:

            Before “Homeland,” Damian Lewis had a show called “Life.” The series was on for two seasons and is now available to stream on Netflix. Lewis plays Charlie Crews, a detective released from prison after serving 12 years for a crime he didn’t commit. The show (and the character of Charlie Crews) is quirky and fun. Well worth watching.

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