Thursday, January 16, 2014

Two Rivers and a Crocodile

Fiction

Dead To Me by Cath Staincliffe.  Manchester UK detectives investigate murder of a teen girl.  Difficult to tell from the author photo if Staincliffe has red or brown hair.  The photo is kinda small, what's up with that?  Why post the author photo and make it super tiny?  Not like the inside back dustcover is filled with other information.  Staincliffe lives in Manchester.


Hazardous Duty by W.E.B.Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.  Another shoot'em up by the writing duo.  Page 209 says, "Castillo then turned to the women taking sun in lounge chairs beside the swimming pool."

River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz.  The inside covers have big, color photos of a vineyard.  Romance and mystery.

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol.  Paris woman's wife runs off with mistress to start crocodile farm in Africa.  Her wealthy, bored sister gets a publishing contract and asks her to write the novel.

Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah.  I just saw this cover somewhere else.  Beah wrote A Long Way Gone which was a big deal.  Beah's author photo on the back cover looks like a J. Crew catalog excerpt.

The Wind is Not A River by Brian Payton.  Journalist has fight with wife, goes to Aleutians to report on teh Japanese invasion, his plane is shot down, he has to survive while his wife worries.  Paytton lives in Vancouver and has greying hair.  His grey hair stays straight, I suppose he doesn't need haircuts as often as I.

1 comment:

Bill Crider said...

You cannot go wrong with a book about starting a crocodile farm.