Friday, March 29, 2019

Fierce Kingdom, by Gin Phillips

  • Title: Fierce Kingdom
  • Author:  Gin Phillips
  • Borrowed from DC Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 3/27/2019
  • Finished: 3/29/2019
A recommendation from my mother, this was a pretty good if somewhat frustrating thriller.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Accursed, by Joyce Carol Oates

  • Title:  The Accursed
  • Author:  Joyce Carol Oates
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started: 3/18/2019
  • Finished: 3/26/2019
This was an interesting (and huge) novel.  Or maybe it just felt huge because it seemed to go on and on.  That sounds like a complaint, but it isn't really (or not entirely).  I liked it, sometimes a lot, but it was strange -- at times very.   Overall I enjoyed it, but I'm also glad it is behind me...

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Lady in the Lake, by Raymond Chandler

Title: The Lady in the Lake
Author: Raymond Chandler
Borrowed from little library (paperback) on S St NW in DC
Started: 3/6/2019
Finished: 3/17/2019

Philip Marlowe book, pretty enjoyable.  

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Collard, by David Rosenfelt

  • Title:  Collard
  • Author:  David Rosenfelt
  • Borrowed from Fairfax County Public Library (audiobook)
  • Started: 3/8/2019
  • Finished:  3/11/2019
It's a tossup as to which I like better about these mysteries:  the banter between the characters, or the narration by Grover Gardner.  Maybe it is the combo, but it is good stuff and I typically find myself chuckling/laughing out loud as I listen to them.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Double-A Western Detective Agency, by Steve Hockensmith

I loved the first book in this series, Holmes on the Range, and since then I've liked some and not others.  This book I'm happy to say is in the strong-like category.  In fact it has been so long since I've gotten to enjoy reading about the Amlingmeyer brothers that I'm tempted to say I loved it.  The mystery is only so-so, but as is often the case it is the characters and the banter that is really so enjoyable.  I even read this one through the acknowledgements where Hockensmith credits the inventor of bourbon "for services rendered".

What's not to love?

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, by David Rosenfelt

  • Title:  The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
  • Author:  David Rosenfelt
  • Borrowed from Worcester, MD Public Library (Audiobook)
  • Started: 3/5/2019
  • Finished: 3/6/2019
I've long since given into my enjoyment of these novels.  Still laugh out-loud at these no matter how silly the plots. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

American Gods: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Neil Gaiman

Very enjoyable, and very well done audiobook.