Monday, February 9, 2015

Reading right now:

            “Pall in the Family,” by Dawn Eastman. First in the Family Fortune mystery series, this is a relatively new series which I recently discovered. I just finished it and really enjoyed everything about the first book and am now looking forward to the second which came out last year and the third which will appear in April, 2015. Ex-cop, Clyde Fortune returns to her hometown of Crystal Haven, Michigan to heal. Psychic ability runs in her family, but Clyde has not embraced her own talent. When a local psychic is killed, Clyde gets involved in every way. Being an ex-cop gives Clyde skills to help investigate murder, but the humor and affecting characters keeps the reader engaged. Clyde’s family is eccentric fun with everyone having some type of psychic ability. Each character is engaging and makes you want to find out what happens to each of them.

On hold right now:

            “In the Woods” by Merry Jones. This is the fifth book in the Harper Jennings series. I have really enjoyed this series and have high hopes for “In the Woods.” Harper is an Iraqi War vet with PTSD. Over the five books, she has gotten help trying to control her PTSD, has had a baby, had her husband injured in a home repair accident, and has gotten involved in murder and mayhem. In this latest book, her husband has recovered, the baby is now a toddler, and it’s time to get away from it all as a couple and enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, their camping trip in the woods is full of dead bodies, militia, a marauding Bog Man, and a hysterical wife who has lost her husband.

Other mysterious things:

            The Edgar Allan Poe Award nominees were recently announced and winners will be presented with awards on April 29, 2015.

Best Novel Nominees are:
 This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Wolf by Mo Hayder
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The Final Silence by Stuart Neville
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Best First Novel by an American Author:
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman
Invisible City by Julia Dahl
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

TV Episode/Teleplay:
"The Empty Hearse" – Sherlock, Teleplay by Mark Gatiss
"Unfinished Business" – Blue Bloods, Teleplay by Siobhan Byrne O'Connor
"Episode 1" – Happy Valley, Teleplay by Sally Wainwright
 "Dream Baby Dream" – The Killing, Teleplay by Sean Whitesell

"Episode 6" – The Game, Teleplay by Toby Whithouse 

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