Thursday, August 12, 2010

Billy Boyle and a Stack of Large Print


Rag and Bone: a Billy Boyle World War Two Mystery. Neat mystery series set in WWII with Boyle as a special investigator for his uncle, General Eisenhower. Boyle is in London investigating the murder of a Russian general who was murdered using the exact methods the Russians used to massacre Polish soldiers at the Katyn Forest.

I plugged these novels before.

Capitol Game by Brian Haig. I have nothing to say.

The Vigilantes by W.E.B.Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. Philadelphia homicide detective Matt is investigating a recent spike in killings of street thugs and thinks professional killers are behind it all.

Tough Customer by Sandra Brown. Photo of a long dock on the cover.

Cure by Robin Cook. Robin Cook is a man. I always think he is a she.

Large Print

Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke.

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner.

Austin by Linda Lael Miller.

Knife Music by David Carnoy.

Looking for a Love Story by Louise Shaffer. I may have read one of her books before. Let me check... Nope, not a one.

The Big Bang by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Mike Hammer novel.

Live and Tell by Lisa Gardner.

The Perfect Happiness by Santa Montefiore.

Surviving a Shoot Down Over Japan


Field of Spears: the last mission of the Jordan Crew by Gregory Hadley. True story of a B-29 crew shot down over Japan on July 20, 1945. Written by an American now living in Japan and teaching at Niigata University.
This was donated by a guy who lives around the corner from me. He came in to donate the book and mentioned he was shot down and in the book. I asked, "Where were you shot down?" He replies, "Over Japan." I was surprised he was still alive.

Monday, August 09, 2010

A New Crider Novel and Other Things

My Vacation is Over

My Feelings Are Mixed by Gerard the Library Director.


Murder in the Air by Bill Crider. A Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery. I do not know what the plot is. That doesn't matter, I'll read it anyway. I suppose wild hogs will be mentioned.

Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood. Handy returns to Los Angeles to attend his old friend's funeral. Handy thinks his pal's death is connected to a robbery they pulled 26 years ago.

Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux. A popular author.

Hangman by Faye Kellerman. Do all the Kellerman's ever get together and try to mix all their lead characters together?

Burn by Nevada Barr. An Anna Pigeon novel but with Pigeon on leave from the Park Service and visiting a friend in New Orleans.

Wolf's Bluff by W.D. Gagliani. Homicide cop - and werewolf - Nick Lupo has battled other werewolves before, killers who unlike Nick have no problem hunting human prey. So when a new series of savage animal attacks the area, Nick already has a suspect in he begins his surveillance, someone else is out there, watching them both. Someone with a very deadly plan. Someone who knows just what it takes to kill a werewolf.
I've spoken to Gagliani a couple times. He is a good dude.


Lies the Government Told You: myth, power, and deception in American history by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. I never heard of Napolitano before I saw him on BookTV getting interviewed by Ralph Nader. Napolitano is a frequent guest on FOX News and leans to libertarianism. He lists 17 lies in his book, including: Judges are like umpires, We are winning the war on drugs, America has a free market, The Constitution applies in good times and in bad times.

Australian Radio

I'm listening to 6PR which is a talk radio station in Perth, Western Australia. They are currently discussing drinking problems in Perth. Coincidentally, they read a news item a few minutes ago about a guy who was at a Perth nightclub when his face was struck with a glass or bottle. The guy's arteries and veins were cut and he ended up with 80 stitches on his face.