Saturday, May 30, 2015
Reading right now:
“Who Do, Voodoo?” by Rochelle Staab. I recently ran across this paranormal mystery series and just finished the first book in the series and now have the second (“Bruja Brouhaha”) on request. Staab has only written three books in this series so far, but I’m hoping to see more. I enjoyed the characters and story very much and just noticed that “Who Do, Voodoo?” was nominated for a Best First Novel Agatha Award. This is a story well worth your time especially if you are a mystery reader that enjoys a little spooky on the side. The main character is a clinical psychologist named Liz Cooper whose brother is a cop and whose Mother reads tarot cards.
“Day Shift” by Charlaine Harris. This is the second book in the Midnight, Texas series. Midnight, Texas is a place where the few residents are all rather unusual and really like to be left alone. Harris is very well known for her Sookie Stackhouse series and now that she’s finished that series, it’s time for readers to embrace her new series which is very entertaining. This paranormal series features Psychic Manfred Bernardo who in this latest offering finds out just how dangerous his new neighbors in Midnight really are.
Other mysterious things:
This year so far has seen the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett and Ruth Rendell. Fantasy author Pratchett was only 66 while Mystery author Rendell was 85. Both of these authors were standouts in their field and both wrote too many novels to count which they’ve left behind for future generations to read and enjoy.