Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Reading right now:

            “Sixth Grave on the Edge” by Darynda Jones. This sexy, funny paranormal features PI Charley Davidson who just happens to be the grim reaper. Charley loves coffee and Reyes Farrow (the son of Satan). When Reyes asks her to marry him, she starts snooping into his past with the help of her friend in the FBI. While this alone could get her into trouble, she takes on more danger by getting involved with a women in witness protection (she’s hiding from a local drug load). On the side, she is trying to fix up her best friend with her Uncle. She’s one busy woman.

On hold right now:

            “The Arsonist” by Sue Miller. Coming out this month is the latest best-selling book by Boston resident Sue Miller. Her first book “The Good Mother” was made into a feature film. She has been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and one of her books was an Oprah pick. This new novel centers around a small New England town where an arsonist is setting fires to the homes of the summer people.

Other Mysterious Things:

            Mary Stewart died on May 9 at her home on the west coast of Scotland at the age of 97. Her first novel came out in 1954 and she wrote until 1997. She was best known for what became a new genre called romantic thrillers which I found in my local library when I was very young. She was one of the authors that got me started reading mysteries. I loved so many of her books especially “The Moonspinners” and “This Rough Magic.” Her books brought a new heroine into fiction. Her heroines were educated, fighters, with a strong moral sense. She was also well known for her four part series on Merlin which started with “The Crystal Cave” in 1970. While she never wanted to be famous, her books sold 5 million copies and she was one of the authors that helped change the face of fiction for women.

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