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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.
Monday, June 17, 2013
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Found this book on the new shelves at the library. Had never heard of the series ("Miss Information technology") or the author.
Emma has a job where she and her team transfer data from one system to another as part of buyouts or acquisitions. Fascinating idea of a job with lots of craziness bound to happen and ill-feelings everywhere. But it isn't at her job, that she found a body (well, this time anyway...), it is in her apartment building. Her neighbor Laguna has been murdered with her own protest sign shoved through her chest and Emma's land lady Magda is suspected of the crime. So she tries to solve the case, by infiltrating Laguna's Lime-O organization. Which has the horrible way of identifying its members by having them wear lime green.
The motive was interesting and I had no real ideas as it unfolded but it made sense in the end.
This book was lots of fun and very funny with wonderful, interesting characters. One of my favorites this year.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Riga Hayworth is a paranormal detective who is getting married. At her party, she discovers the dead body of her photographer in her bedroom. And things only get stranger when she finds the body is now up and walking about and inhabited by her fiance's soul. And not to mention, she is being stalked by a mobster and her aunts are necromancers. And her magic is mis-firing these days.. And she has to sort it all and fix things. A delightfully fun read!
I loved Riga's thoughts as she tries to wrap her head around what is happening and piece the puzzle together. Her frustration with the aunts and annoyance with Vasily felt real to me. And when the pieces start falling into place it felt very satisfying. I definitely need to go back and read the first three in this series now.
Monday, June 3, 2013