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Monday, March 13, 2017
What I liked the most about this book, is the way the author does deep research and really makes you feel like you know the people involved. It is a skill I have found in his other books as well.
After his first book - An Hour to Kill, I corresponded with him and he was generous enough to give me VHS tapes of some of the interviews he had with Ken Register. It was fascinating. Unfortunately Dale, died several years ago in a drowning accident. A real loss.
True Crime at its best.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
I loved this book. A fun world built of various deities from various religious belief systems, run by Grim like a corporation. A lot of political haggling and deals being made. The story is full of unexpected twists and turns and hidden loyalties. A Hodge Podge of deities and paranormal beings make it a fun mash up with some serious suspense.
Vivian takes Scarlett with her because she needs Scarlett to find her missing husband. Scarlett finds William Graham that is she finds William after she recovers from the shock that Vivian had a husband.
William is an insurance investigator of art and recently a small Renoir has been found in a junk shop. This leads to a merry chase when William is kidnapped right in front of Scarlett and Vivian.
Things go from bad to worse and soon Harrison Wentworth (Harry) to Scarlett arrives from London to help find Viv's husband and to see the love of his life Scarlett. She needs his help and Viv definitely needs Harry's connections.
Together Harry and Scarlett begin following the clues and some rather unique and unsavory characters.
What they find at the end of their search is not only unpredictable but could get them all killed.
Assault And Beret by Jenn McKinlay is penned with a Paris flavor and if you have an admiration for Paris Fashion you won't want to miss reading this mystery.
This mystery has a flair for fashion, art and the foodie in all of us.
I enjoy this series and while I love visiting their London hat shop I have to say it was nice to see them away from the shop in one of the most romantic and mysterious locations in the world.
I give this book in the series a 9 out of 10.
We lost television reception tonight.
I curled up with my mystery and read until life in Kansas returned to our version of normal on my little street.
What is your favorite weather to read by? I would have loved to have read a ghost story but a mystery served me well tonight.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Of course, we watched Harry Potter Movies. These are Frank's comfort views.
I watched Midsomer Murders because they will have a new season out soon.
Tonight we watched Feud as this was on FX and it added a lighter touch to the weekend.
I watched Jesse Stone Movies/series that was on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
Yesterday was Columbo Marathon and I watched a few of those shows.
I also watched some Vera episodes on Acorn as soon there will be a new series.
Oh and we watched Woman Of The Year on Friday night.
T have taped Time after Time it's a modern day hunt for Jack The Ripper.
I also will watch Elementry as soon as I can and this morning my daughter will call me.
We also have predictions for rain and I hope the bad weather won't make me resume my blog work and write reviews.
Okay, I am off to bed my daughter will call early in the morning and I'm reading a really good book.
Until later have a great Monday.