Thursday, July 02, 2015

Mish-Mash of Books


Black Rock by John McFetridge. Young cop in 1970 Montreal looks for a serial killer among the political and social upheaval. I think I picked this one out, it sure sounds like a book I would select. McFetridge has a mystery series set in Toronto. I always think of the Kids in the Hall opening when I think about Toronto

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes.  Exploring... hidden... secrets... mysteriously  driven... tragic truth... shake her family to the core... impossible choice... inspired... atmospheric... poignant... determined... power.

Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler. The same guy who wrote Shotgun Lovesongs, which I never got around to reading. The cover is a kinda '70s style with yellow, red and orange colors. The dust jacket says Shotgun was an international bestseller. That's neat. I do have a shotgun but it's an old 16 gauge bolt action and I've never shot it.

Corrupted Memory by Ray Daniel. Guy finds a dead man on the front stoop. Dead Man looks like Guy's deceased father. Dead Man is a previously unknown half-brother to Guy. More things happen.


The Honored Society: a portrait of Italy's most powerful mafia by Petra Reski.  Should mafia be capitalized? I was griping to someone that this book has no photos at all. No mug shots, no surveillance shots, no courtroom scenes, no street scenes. No maps either. Page 173 says, "It was a classic Mafia marriage: Ninetta was from an old Corleone family, her brother was rising through the hierarchy. He had the honor of being murdered by his future brother-in-law."

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