Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Reading right now:
            “The Avalon Chanter” by Lillian Stewart Carl. Carl is an American writer whose stories often take place in the British Isles. “The Avalon Chanter” is the seventh book in the Jean Fairbairn and Alasdair Cameron mystery series. The pairing of ex-Scottish cop and American reporter is a perfect combination since the occupations lend themselves to fascinating story lines. Carl’s skillful storytelling intertwines mystery, history, and romance.
Life is boring without a good book.
On hold right now:
            “The Resistance Man” by Martin Walker. Captain Bruno Courreges is back in his seventh Bruno, Chief of Police mystery series. He still cooks, hunts, grows his own food, loves dogs, registers births and deaths, enforces parking regulations, and catches criminals. While the charm of the rural French countryside may deceive you into thinking nothing much happens, Bruno’s life is full of murder, politics, rivalries, burglary, and the first six books were full of so much charm and entertaining writing that if you have read them you will be as anxious for “The Resistance Man” to come out as I am.
Other Mysterious Things Available:
            “NYPD Blue” producer Steven Bochco has a new drama coming out this summer on TNT called “Murder in the First.” The first season will follow a single case across 12 episodes and center around San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan (Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson).


            Currently TNT has some great mysteries including “Rizzoli & Isles” which is a TV series based on Tess Gerritsen’s books and features police detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles (Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander). “Perception” recently started a new season and stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a schizophrenic neuropsychiatrist who assists the FBI. “Perception” is uniquely entertaining.

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