Thursday, March 30, 2017

Obessions Castle


The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. Spouse survivors of army revolt against Hitler try to protect one another. Shattuck lives in Massachusetts. Massachusetts always reminds me of Ralph Wiggum receiving Lisa Simpson's Valentine card with a train illustration and "I Choo-Choo-Choose you!" as the text.

A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham. Graham attended the Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee last year. Or, is she attending this year? I'm not sure. She has the same author photo as the last several books. I'm assuming the photography session had a stylist on hand to make her hair look so glamorous.

The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis. Amish girl takes job as a nanny on the East Coast. Cover photo/illustration has a shoeless Amish woman walking on the beach and wearing a full dress and head scarf.

Audiobook on CD

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler. 7.5 hours on 6 CDs. The Nazis loved methamphetamine and loved to share it with the rest of the country.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Five of the Usual. A Few Others.

The Usual

Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel. INvestigative reporter looks in Vice-President and has a ex-navy SEAL friends. You know why? Because Navy SEALs are always in romances.

Murder on the Serpentine  by Anne Perry. Something about a river judging by the cover. Book jacket bio says Perry lives part-time in Los Angeles and Scotland. This surprises me. I always pictured her as living in remote England or Scotland.

Vicious Circle by C.J. Box. There was a thread on a Facebook group I belong to about authors people have met. Someone wrote that C.J. Box was a very nice man. He attended Murder and Mayhem in Muskwego a few years ago back when I was able to attend. I never spoke to him because I never read any of his books. Why haven't I read his books? Because I'm busy. There a lot of books out there, you know.

Man Overboard by J.A. Jance. "An Ali Reynolds" novel.

The Black Book by Patterson Literary Industries Amalgamated and David Ellis. Chicago Police Detective investigates murder at a brothel used by rich men.

Large Print


The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. I like the title, the cover is so-so. Oh, yeah. This is the book set in rural Kansas. Orphan moves in with family and returns a decade later when cousin goes missing.

Non Fiction

Defensive Tactics: street-proven arrest and control techniques by Loren W. Christenson. I bought a similar book a couple years ago and saw that it circ's pretty well. So, I bought this. Everybody scowls in the demonstration photos. Demonstrations includes punches to the bladder. Zowie! That must hurt.

The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2017 by Peter Sander and Scott Bobo. Bobo?