Wednesday, May 06, 2015

NonFic and Mystery

Adult NonFiction

H Is For Hawk by Helen MacDonald. This was a best seller in England. Woman's father dies and she tries to train a Goshawk. No photos.

A Curious Mind: the secret to a bigger life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman. "Bigger life"? What the heck is that supposed to mean? Movie producer chats with "interesting and accomplished strangers."

Missoula: rape and the justice system in a college town by Jon Krakauer. So, basically, a lot of towns and universities do a crap job of investigating and prosecuting rapes, and the victim gets slimed by public opinion. Krakauer shows this by writing about victims in Missoula, MT.

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies by David Fisher. "A fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know."

Mystery Writers of America Cookbook edited by Kate White. Really? Hey, let's check for my favorites...

  • Bill Crider? No.
  • Victor Gischler?  No.
  • Anthony Neil Smith? No.
  • Phillip Kerr? No.
  • Stuart Neville? No.
  • Megan Abbott? No.
  • Mickey Spillane? No.
  • Max Allan Collins? Yes.
  • Jens Lapidus? No.
  • Lee Goldberg? No.
  • David Levien? No.
  • Ed McBain? No.
  • Lawrence Block? Nope.
  • Steve Hockensmith? Nada.
  • Lemony Snicket? Nix.
I give up.


Postman Always Purls Twice by Anne Canadeo.  One of those cozies with cats and knitting. 

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton. I like the cover. Page 109 says, "Bess was...turned...entirely...but...idle gossip...revive...recall...children."

Falling in Love by Donna Leon.  Latest in the series with an Italian policeman.  Page 88 says, "Whipped...again...they a children's game...he ignored."

Bittersweet by Susan Wittig Albert. Wittig? Is that German? I should look it up.  According to the bio Albert writes another series with her husband.  Also, according to the bio, Albert should be Dr. Albert.  Professor Albert? Well, maybe Professor is only used if the person is emeritus. I should look that up, too.

Gathering Prey by John Sandford. According to this bio Sandford moved to New Mexico.

Death Wears a Beauty Mask: and other stories by Mary Higgins Clark. Clark has been publishing since 1956. These stories span from 1958 to 2015. Mary Higgins Clark has never received the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

1 comment:

Neil said...

Well, I'm also not a member of Mystery Writers of America.

Here's my recipe for grilled chicken.

Turn grill on. Put salt, pepper, and a little oil on chicken. Put chicken on grill. Cook one side til kinda black. Flip. Cook other side til kinda black. Move to cooler part of grill, close lid, and drink a beer...or two.