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Our blog is meant to evoke fun with the magic of myths, folklore, movies and the mayhem of murder and madness. We have to keep it interesting so if you like different genres of movies and books then you're at the right blog. Our authors are a wide range of experts and our readers know what is top of the line in their favorite genres. Sometimes we post recipes that might be fun to try if a culinary author has one in her book that we think is especially yummy or one that Terri and I have created and want to share with you. Enjoy Guest Blogger Alice Duncan's monthly muse on her books and writing mysteries.
Plus you won't want to miss our book reviews, author interviews or our guest bloggers. So grab your favorite beverage then join us for some magic and mayhem! The good news is that you don't have to leave the house or your comfy chair. We have something for everyone's taste and every month we have a different topic for our bloggers: ones we feel that might be useful in your own writing and reader points of view. Not to mention, life in general. So join us and be sure to have a notebook handy as your to-be-read pile will grow as you add books, recipes, movies and t.v. series you won't want to miss. Not to mention folktales, myths or ideas you may wish to explore. Be careful what you wish for because on mayhemandmagic2 you just might find it.
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In rural Montana, a serial killer is leaving women nude, tied to tries in the winter so they die of exposure. But it gets worse: Apparently he is shooting their tires, causing them to be in accidents, 'rescuing" and helping them before he kills them. And he is leaving a mysterious message with carvings and each scene building up to something the police have yet to figure out.
Now, Jillian Rivers, has been in an accident after someone shot her tire out - she is injured and in an isolated cabin with her 'rescuer' during a blizzard, wondering if she will be the next victim.
There are multiple mysteries here, and exected twists which kept me turning the pages. I enjoyed the story and really liked Jillian, Alvarez and Pescoli (the detectives investigating the case).
The multiple POV storytelling added to the twisting of the story and surprises. But the huge unfinished business at the end - the cliffhanger to the next book, left me a little bit irritated. I like closure at the end of a 500 page book, but of course, now I am motivated to read the next one as the author intended.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This is the story of the Collyer brothers as told by Homer Collyer. Homer is blind and Langley is disabled to a degree from mustard gas in WWI. Over the years, they become notoriously reclusive in their Fifth Avenue home. The were considered eccentric and they were often in raging disputes with Con Ed and others to which they owed money.
In addition, they because hoarders over time. Langley collected all daily newspapers for a project he wanted to create (a sort of super paper), then it started being junk, musical instruments, a model T Ford in their dining room and so it grew. People did come and go through their lives (including mobsters and hippies), but eventually, both brothers died in the house, with rescue workers having to fight booby traps and years of hoarding to find their bodies.
This is a fictionalized account of their sensationalized true story, trying to give their thoughts and emotions to understand their actions and how they ended up as they did. It is sad and lonely and yet fascinating at the same time.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013