Thursday, October 03, 2019

Some DVDs


Avengers: Endgame starring [actors]. Movie that made a ton of money makes another ton of money on DVD and streaming sales.

Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult. JRR grows up and gets shelled in France.

Donnybrook starring Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley. Backwoods cage match can lead to a big purse.

Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. Carol Danvers returns to Earth with super powers and Samuel L Jackson is younger through CGI.

Very, Very Valentine by Danica McKellar and Cameron Mathison. Real life math writer takes another acting job alongside some dude.

Blue Collar starring Richard Pryor, Harvey keitel and Yaphet Kotto. This was only 8 or 9 bucks so I bought it. Three pals rob their union's safe.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The ABCs: Atwood, Barclay, Coates.


Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay. His latest thriller. On Twitter Barclay writes, "Take the stairs."

The Secrets We Keep by Lara Prescott. I like the cover. Kelly Blair designed the cover. I'm not certain what the novel is about. You can see what Kelly Blair is about here.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Essayist writes a novel. Oh, wait a minute? Did he already do fiction? Let me check... Well, this is his first novel but I don't know if he already did short fiction.

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup. Sveistrup is from Denmark. A serial killer is on the loose in Copenhagen.


The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. Sequel to Handmaid's Tale. I read the book but still have not seen the TV series.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New Things Filled With Words


Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy Stewart. These books are supposed to be pretty neat-o but I've not yet read one. Oh, hey! Stewart does nonfic too.

Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux. Dig it, Deveraux has a new author photo, nice. The cover has a weird-ish photoshop of a woman in a red dress walking on a bridge railing.

Inheritance by Evelyn Toynton. Another one of those "Widowed person takes a trip" novels. Woman goes to England and moves in with some dude.

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger. Unger has written quite a few novels. I think this is a thriller.

The Stalking by Heather Graham. Part of the Krewe of Hunters series. I always think of the actress when seeing Graham's name.

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier. Single woman in 1932 England is a "surplus woman". He fiance died in the Great War and there are not many men around.

Pretty Guilty Women by Gina Lamanna. I like the colors on this cover. Lamanna lives in St. Paul. I was up in Eau Claire a couple weeks ago. That is the closest I've been to MN in a while. 

The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. A book in the Isaac Bell series. I reecently read a short piece by a guy who used to assist Cussler on Cussler's book tours.

Audiobook on CD

The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. 

Monday, September 09, 2019

Fiddling Fiction


Fiddling With Fate by Kathleen Ernst. A new Chloe Ellefson mystery. This time Ellefson heads to Norway as a consultant and, of course, finds a killer.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Billy Boyle Flood

Fiction - With made Up Plots

The Timepiece by Beverly Lewis. Father's old wristwatch saw him through many adventures and three prison terms. Is the watch good or bad luck? Rebecca is about to find out as she straps on her father's watch to joins him in a jewelry robbery.

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag. Dickie is a crook of opportunity. She has discovered that after great floods lies great opportunity. Shoddy driveway repair. Slapdash roofing jobs. Cleaning flood damaged cars for resale.

When Hell Struck Twelve by James R. Benn. Real plot: Latest in the World War Two series about Billy Boyle, troubleshooter and investigator for his Uncle Ike (Eisenhower).

The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker. Isabell runs the door at the most exclusive club in Paris. High fashion, high drama, and high danger when her club is targeted by terrorists.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Comic Books and Bank Robbery


Norco '80: the true story of the most spectacular bank robbery in American history by Peter Houlahan. Five nutjobs rob a bank in Northern California and cause a running shootout through several towns and murdering three people.

Confirmation Bias: inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh by Carl Hulse. Judicial confirmation over the past 20 years and the most recent fights.

Comic Books

Triggerman by Walter Hill, Matz, and Jef. 1930s hitman is sprung from jail by the mob to do a job.

Rick and Morty Vs. Dungeons and Dragons by Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub. Craziness.

Doctor Who: the third Doctor by Jody Houser. Weird screwdrivers, aliens, telephone boxes.

Breakneck by Duane Swierczynski.A "full throttle race against time that is a pure dose of modern pulp."


The Dark Side by Danielle Steel.

Friday, August 23, 2019



Kochland: the secret history of Koch Industries and corporate power in America by Christopher Leonard. One of the Kich's just died. This should circ.

The World's Fastest man: the extraordinary life of cyclist Major Taylor, America's first black sports hero by Michael Kranish.  Lots of cyclists in this town. Taylor competed before and after the turn of the century.


A Better Man by Louise Penny. This has a shelf date of August 27. So, no Inspector Gamache for you!

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. This has a shlef date of September 3. No Minnesota fiction for you!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Thinly Veiled Novel and DVDs


Murder In Ice by Margot Peters with leslie DeMuth and Steve Bower. Murder mystery set in a thinly veiled Lake Mills.


Shazam! starring [people]. Billy Batson transforms into a super hero.

Detective Pikachu starring[I don't care]. I don't know what the deal with this film is and I really don't care.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Lisa Lutz and A Bunch of Discs


The Swallows bu Lisa Lutz. Something about a teacher at a private school for girls and a mystery. Author bio includes "[Lutz] lives part-time in New York's Hudson Valley." The Valley looks to be 100 miles - or so - long.

Inland by Tea Obrecht. Obrecht lives in "New York". Do I assume that means the City? Or do I assume she is a neighbor of Lutz and commutes into the city for work?


El Chicano starring Raul Castillo and George Lopez. Cop takes on the legend of a the hero El Chicano. Fisticuff justice ensues.

Audiobooks on CD