All posts tagged: Books

Fizzled Fire

I’m struggling. Oh boy am I struggling. What with I hear you ask? My latest read, The Fire Court, by Andrew Taylor. Which is a shame, because I read The Ashes of London (book 1) in two fast sittings. I practically ate it up, it was such an interesting read. Well, for me at least. I loved the setting, the period surrounding the Great Fire of London, which came just after the restoration of Charles II to the throne, and the ending of the Cromwell Era. An absolutely fascinating time, with lots of intrigue, subterfuge, and yes, Regicide (don’t you just love that word?) followed by one of the greatest tragedies of the time, a fire that nearly consumed London. So, what’s not to love. The Ashes of London certainly delivered, with intriguing suspense littered with a couple of baffling murders, and a merry chase through the streets of London. I thoroughly enjoyed the shenanigans, which was also tinged with some tragedy and heartbreak. So why am I having a hard time reading book two, …

Deep Down Dead, by Steph Broadribb

DETAILS Title: DEEP DOWN DEAD Author: Steph Broadribb Publisher: Orenda Books ISBN: 9781910633557 Genre: Murder-Mystery | Crime BACKCOVER BLURB Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori’s former mentor—the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back …

Fathers Day

My own father passed away quite some time ago and me, myself, am no spring chicken. But today, we could still celebrate Father’s Day. We were delighted to have a visit from the In-Laws who also brought cake. I mean, they are always welcome especially if they bring homemade cake! The icing on today’s cake also came in the form of an Amazon delivery. Yes. I know. On a Sunday of all days. They appear to have changed delivery companies. Or, maybe, added a new one. Because we were lucky enough, way up here in the Frozen North (where, by the way, it’s 31 degrees today) to get a delivery. Colour me surprised. So I am now in receipt of FORCE OF NATURE, by Jane Harper, and the delightfully colourful, THE PERPLEXING THEFT OF THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN, by Vassam Khan. Both of which I’m looking forward to reading in the coming days.  

I Spy with My Little Eye …

The sassy Vera @ Unfiltered Tales tagged me to take part in this fun challenge and, as I was asked really nicely, here I am taking up the sword/gauntlet/bazooka. So what’s it all about? The Challenge: Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes! Side note: There is no way in hell I’ll be able to do this in five minutes. I can’t do anything in five minutes these days. But what I am going to do is choose one author, the SF Grand Master himself, Robert A. Heinlein. And find covers/titles for all 20 categories. So, here goes … wish me luck: FOOD FOOD and farmers … even if they’re inside a custom built habitat the other side of the galaxy. TRANSPORTATION Three friends build a spaceship, as you do, and fly it to the moon, as you do … and crash! WEAPON …