Sunday, November 11, 2018

Book Review - Past Tense

I was born and raised in New Hampshire and was delighted to see that Lee Childs latest book takes place in Laconia, NH. I have often thought that the forests of NH could hide some eerie or terrible secrets and Childs obviously feels the same way. Reacher is in Maine and heads to NH on a whim to look at the family homestead. (His father was from NH) When there he finds a mystery in his family history and works at finding the answer. Meanwhile, a young couple has broken down on the road and end up being kidnapped by an unscrupulous gang in the NH woods.

This is another hard to put down read.

Book Review - Dark Sacred Night

Connelly has brought in a character from a previous book and she works well with Bosch. We first met Rene Ballard in The Late Show. She is now teamed up, by happenstance, with Bosch as he pursues a cold case stemming from helping the woman he rescued in Two Kinds of Truth. They work the cold case in their spare time and their other cases provide interesting side stories.

This is a pair that could provide another string of stories and I look forward to the next one.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Head Count

It was a bad month for druggies and murderers in the Kingdom of Saud and a busy one for the swordsman. KSA beheaded 21 last month putting them over the century mark for the year with a total of 110.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Book Review - Holy Ghost

What's not to like: Virgil Flowers, quirky Minnesota characters and a holy apparition all rolled in to a captivating whodunit.

Virgil is called to a small town to look into some recent shootings. The town has recently undergone a resurgence of  sorts with the sighting of the ghostly apparition of the Virgin Mary. The shootings are puzzling as Virgil cannot find a motive or even the snipers hide. Then things turn deadly with the long range shooting murder of a local woman.

This is not really suspenseful but the colorful characters and the mystery of the shootings will keep you reading.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Geekiness of the Day

Opinion without 3.14 is just onion.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

F'n with Telephone Polls

I usually hang up on automated phone polls but I was in the mood to play with their minds so I responded that I was a black female with Hispanic roots making less than $50,000 that self identifies as a liberal but strongly supports conservative issues.

People like me are why you can't believe most polls.