Monday, January 13, 2014

Reading right now:
            “Killing Cupid” by Laura Levine. This L.A. based comedy writer’s credits include “The Bob Newhart Show” and Three’s Company. You might be able to guess that her books are funny. “Killing Cupid” is the 12th book in the Jaine Austen series. Like Levine, Jaine writes but her jobs often land her in the middle of murder.
On hold right now:
            “Stone Cold Dead” by Catherine Ditts. This debut novel takes place in Golden Springs, Colorado and stars Morgan Iverson who agrees to help her brother with the family rock shop for two weeks only to find herself permanently in charge when he hands her the keys and announces that he is never returning. When Morgan stumbles upon a dead teenage girl, she becomes the center of a lot of unexpected and unwanted attention which includes threats upon her life.
A List to Treasure:

            More and more books are being made into movies. 2014 is hardly an exception and some of those books are mysteries.   “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn is scheduled to appear in the theaters in August closely followed by “Gone Girl” in September. It is hard to believe that there is anyone left who hasn’t read “Gone Girl,” but if you haven’t it’s a good time before the movie comes out. Flynn has talked about having to rewrite the ending for the movie which seems a shame since I loved the crazy ending. “Horns” by Joe Hill stars Daniel Radcliffe and has been talked about for some time. HBO production of “Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight is coming out with Nicole Kidman starring. “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin revolves around an aging, retired Sherlock Holmes who talks about his old cases before he forgets. “Every Secret Thing” by Laura Lippman is about missing children and the detective who attempts to find them. “Inherent Vice” by Thomas Pynchon takes place in 1970s Los Angeles when detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. “Child 44” written by Tom Rob Smith has a Stalin-era Soviet Union MGB agent investigating a series of child murders. Looks like 2014 might just be an investing movie year!

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