Friday, September 07, 2018

Jance. Koontz. More


The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone. Elizabeth Smith started as a codebreaker in World War One. She continued to do so through the next world war and into the Cold War.  Fagone lives in San Francisco and his author photo is black and white. His hair is shorter than mine. I really need a haircut.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support by Emily Doskow. Doskow has written a ton of these Nolo guides. No author photo though.


The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz. Fourth book in the Jane Hawk series. I've not read a Koontz book in a while because he was laying the schmaltz on real thick. His current author photo does not include any dogs.

Field of Bones by J.A. Jance. I've written it before and I'll write it again. I heard Jance speak at a small library event at the Burton barr library in Phoenix. Afterwards they had Dove bars for every one. Not all participants had a bar and I cannot remember if I had a second one.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

These Books Are Made With Paper


Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson. The Longmire TV series is over so you may as well read the novels.

Dark Sentinel by Christine Feehan. Something about vampires and vampire hunters and "lifemates". Feehan's author photo is a lot fancieer than Craig Johnson's. Feehan says she only does "glamping" now. No more camping. I'm hoping to do a fall weekend backpack trip.

The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah. Hannah is writing Hercule Poirot novels.

Dead Renegade by Victoria Houston. Filling in the gaps in Houston's series set in Northern Wisconsin. This one smells weird. The book must have been in storage along time. I'll let it air out.

Solemn Graves by James R. Benn. I've always enjoyed this series. I just read the one from 2014, The Rest is Silence. Billy Boyle works under command of his distant relative General Eisenhower as a general trouble shooter and investigator.

John Woman by Walter Mosely. Mosely, AKA Super Big Time Novelist, writes a stand alone novel. Huh. The dust cover biography says Mosely lives in New York. Because of his Easy Rawlins series I always think of Mosely living in Los Angeles.


Chappaquiddick starring Clancy Brown. Clancy Brown? Coolness. Don't see that guy very much.

Ready Player One starring [actors]. Movie I have not seen based on a novel I have not read.

Find Your Own Trailer

Book Club staring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen. That is a big cast. Were there arguments over whose name appears first? I figure this will check out well. Oh, hey, Don Johnson is in this as well.

Tully starring Charlize Theron. Busy mom is giftedthe cost of a nanny to come in and help. Weird things happen.