Friday, October 07, 2011

An Event of Cultural Interest

Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast

I forgot about the video files from this event. I stuck them together.

Sight and Sound


Blitz starring Jason Statham, Paddy Considine. London cop Brant cracks heads while hunting a killer. Based off the Ken Bruen books. Bruen's Brant is a feared cop among both crooks and cops and his work and personal activities cover both sides of the law.


1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber. 5 CDs at 6 hours. Cover has three dogs in a basket. As if those dogs would actually stay in the basket.

The Accident by Linwood Barclay. 11 CDs at 12.33 hours. I was sure I spoke to Barclay at a Bouchercon party hosted by Random House. I just saw Barclay's photo and it was not the same guy. I must have gotten his name mixed up.

Justice by Karen Robards. 10 CDs at 11.5 hours.

Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen. Another Rizzoli and Isles novel. 9 CDs at 10 hours.

Area 51: an uncensored history of America's top secret history base by Annie Jacobsen. 15 CDs at 16.25 hours.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

What to Read 44: Chasing the Devil by David Reichert

What to Read

Chasing the Devil: my twenty year quest to capture the Green River Killer by David Reichert.

Two Novels for You


Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn. A superspy does super spying. Guy is out to assassinate an Iranian and travels around the globe. Because that is what spies do, they travel around the world making last minute airline reservations and stay in expensive downtown hotels.

Prey by Linda Howard. Many customers have reservations for this book.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Five Novels, Cartoons, Bouchercon Report


1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber. "A Cedar Cove Novel" These just keep coming out. I wonder if they are being ghosted. Single mom in Cedar Grove expects a great Christmas. But, someone left basket of puppies on her doorstep and her kids invited her ex-husband for the holiday.

Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock.

Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke. Sheriff in a rural, Texas border town investigates a torture killing.

An Angel for Christmas by Heather Graham. Heather Graham the actress is from Wisconsin. I cannot recall from where and will not look it up.

Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson. A paperback version I got for free at Bouchercon.


How to Draw Cartoons: s step-by-step guide with 1000 illustrations by Ivan Hissey and Curtis Tappenden. I may bring this home for Boy #1. He has been drawing comics lately after reading things like Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants.

Bouchercon 2011 in St. Louis

Bouchercon was a few weeks ago. I attended. Bouchercon is an annual meeting for authors and fans of mysteries, crime and suspense novels.

I barely talked to anyone except for a few guys in the bar and at the Random House party. I had three goals of the event. 1- Say hello to Bill Crider. 2. Say hello to Barbara Fister. 3. Say hello to Patti Abbot. I completed the first two objectives and missed the third.

The advantage of a librarian attending Bouchercon is to learn more about new books, old books, and all sorts of authors for genres that are very popular with library users. Bouchercon is also a chance to learn more about the publishing industry from the author's perspective. I took about ten pictures all week, here are five.

Bill Crider waiting to sign books
Bill Crider at signing table

New copies of Quarry's Ex
Quarry's Ex by Max Alan Collins

New copies of Choke Hold
Choke Hold by Christa Faust

Panel members for Girl Trouble about 'bad girls" in fiction
Women Trouble Panel

I stocked up on coffee before the Girl Trouble panel
Stocked up on coffee for a Bouchercon panel.