Saturday, March 29, 2014

Reading right now:
            “Death on Blackheath” by Anne Perry. I still enjoy Anne Perry’s books especially the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. This is the 29th book in the Pitt series with Pitt now the commander of Special Branch (an intelligence service inside the UK which counters political violence and subversion and protects high profile politicians). When a lady’s maid disappears, Pitt is called in to investigate because she works for naval weapons expert Dudley Kynaston. Kynaston is the key to the UK’s new submarine program, but is he also the key to the disappearance and possible death of a lovely young woman?
On hold right now:
If you come in here, I'm "Justified."
            “Days of Wine and Roquefort” by Avery Aames. Avery Aames writes mysteries and screenplays. A combination of her love of cooking and writing has led to her Cheese Shop mystery series. “The Long Quiche Goodbye”, the first in the series, won an Agatha award. As this fifth in the series opens, Cheese Shop owner Charlotte Bessette pairs with a local winery which only ends in murder. If you read this series, you also get the recipes.
Other Mysterious Things Available:

            Elmore Leonard died in August, 2013.  His 46th and unfinished novel “Blue Dreams” is supposedly being finished by Peter Leonard, one of Leonard’s sons. Leonard will be remembered for his novels, his movies, and his great TV show “Justified.” “Justified” was based on two of Leonard’s novels “Pronto” and “Riding the Rap,” as well as a short story “Fire in the Hole.” The next and sixth season of “Justified” is supposed to be the last season so it is way past time for you to watch it (get it on Netflix!). Timothy Olyphant plays the main character, Raylan Givens. Givens is a deputy U.S. Marshal who is both tough and sexy. 

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