Friday, January 9, 2015
Reading right now:
“Nantucket Five-spot” by Steven Axelrod. In this second book in the Henry Kennis mystery series, agents from Homeland Security come to town to try to stop the Boston Pops concert on Nantucket from being blown up by a terrorist. Henry Kennis is Nantucket’s new poetry-writing Chief of Police from California who finds himself faced with trying to save the concert in which the island’s summer economy is based on while dealing with his ex-love interest who now works for Homeland Security. Kennis unravels a bizarre conspiracy rooted in the complicated relationships of small town life.
“Glow,” by Ned Beauman. This is the third novel by up-and-coming British author Beauman. This humorous thriller centers around the newest recreational drug called glow and its connections to missing Burmese people in London, and foxes behaving oddly. What more could you ask for?
Other Mysterious Things:
“Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith came out in 2008 and was the first in the Leo Demidov series and is soon to be a movie. Smith was nominated for the Anthony Award, the Man Booker Prize, and the Barry Award for “Child 44.” Set in Russia and centering around MGB officer Leo Demidov, the novel tells the story of the killing of children in a regime where murder is not acknowledged.