**** 1999 ISBN 0340686030 (ISBN13: 9780340686034) Part of the Mysterious USA book challenge This book was perfect for my Mysterious USA book challenge; it made me want to visit Natchez. At first, The Quiet Game seems like a generic lawyer-turns-writer courtroom drama, but it is much better than most. Penn Cage is a Natchez native […]
*** ½ Pocket Books, 1997 0671011367 (ISBN13: 9780671011369) SPOILER ALERT I went on a bit of a rant with this one… I’ve been writing this review in my head since page three. First and foremost, what jumps off the page the most in Deja Dead is how different Kathy Reichs’ Dr. Temperance Brennan is from the […]
****½ William Morrow, 2010 ISBN 0061147958 (ISBN13: 9780061147951) Like Heart-Shaped Box, this novel reminded me of how much I like the horror genre. I loved the premise of the book and thought Hill developed it beautifully. When Ig wakes up after a night of drinking, he thinks they are the product of a huge hangover. […]
*** ½ Ecco, 2008 0061470856 (ISBN13: 9780061470851) Set in 1929 North Carolina, Ron Rash’s Serena tells the story of George and Serena Pemberton, newly married timber barons. Threatened by the government’s desire to create a national park on their land and with equal ambition, the Pembertons eliminate anyone and anything standing in their way. Unlike […]
***½ Part of my Mysterious USA Challenge Fawcett, 1990 0804107386 (ISBN13: 9780804107389) Edgar Winner, 1991 New Orleans Mourning is the first in the Skip Langdon series and introduces the likeable and unusual character. Skip is the daughter of social-climbing parents; her father: doctor to the richest families in New Orleans. She’s is over six feet tall, described as […]
I was checking my Twitter feed today and realized that the amazing William Shatner tweeted my Comet ISON article! Thank you, Captain Kirk, you made my day! Who is up for some comet watching tonight? http://t.co/b6B7XVjyNU — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 17, 2013 How cool is that?