Sunday, August 4, 2013

Reading right now:

            “If You Were Here” by Alafair Burke. Alafair Burke has been writing thrillers for about ten years and as the daughter of James Lee Burke seems to come by her talent naturally. “If You Were Here” revolves around Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan whose friend Susan disappeared a decade earlier. Seeing a photo of a woman who looks like Susan sends McKenna on what turns out to be a dangerous search for her missing friend.

On hold right now:

            Faye Kellerman’s new book “Beast.” The latest installment in the series revolving around LAPD Detective Peter Decker. When reclusive elderly billionaire Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the police think that his pet tiger killed him, but soon discover that the “Beast” is probably all too human.

New (or sorta new) Authors:

            It is difficult sometimes to start reading a new author. I know I’m so busy just trying to keep up with authors I already know and enjoy that it’s hard to commit to a new author. It’s worth it to try someone new once in a while to try to find someone new to love and look forward to.

            Daniel Friedman has only written one book in his new Buck Schatz series, but that book called “Don’t Ever Get Old” received a nomination for best first novel from the 2013 Edgar Awards. His second book in the series called “Don’t Ever Look Back” comes out in 2014. James Henry is the author of the Jack Frost series with two so far (“First Frost” and “Fatal Frost”) and the third coming out soon (“Morning Frost”). Jon McGoran’s “Drift” is his one and only book, but it is one that was called a compelling thriller.

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