2016-08-15 12:57:42 UTC
heat indexes with little relief over the past several weeks,
I've been using the time to catch up on some of my reviewing
backlog and doing a lot of reading, many of them mysteries.
I've bombed Amazon with almost two dozen reviews over the
past six weeks, but I still have a backlog to work on.
I've reviewed a number of mysteries including the first
four Blanco County books, various other mysteries and
thrillers, and a couple of non-fiction so far. Lots more
to catch up on. <sigh>
Last night I finished the first book in the Hunter Rayne
Highway Mystery series, "Slow Curve on the Coquihalla."
The main character is a retired RCMP detective who has
become a long-haul truck driver based in British Columbia
by R.E. Donald.
Good mystery, interesting characters, and the author's
descriptions of BC make me want to go out there and find
a cottage on one of their lakes. There seem to be four
books in the series so far. My only complaint is that I
could have used just a tad more of an explanation of exactly
how the murder was set up to look like an accident. I'll
be writing the review Real Soon Now as time and schedule
As for Carol D's cozy recommendations, a new series is
coming out tomorrow that might fit the requirements. It's
"Crepes of Wrath" by Sarah Fox and set in the Pacific
Northwest. It's the first in the Pancake House Mystery series.
No gushy love scenes, no foul language, and pretty decent
mystery. I read it as an eARC from NetGalley so it's not a self-
published book, but from a real publishing house, the Alibi
imprint of Random House. I'll be posting my review on Amazon
tomorrow with a four-star rating.
Nyssa, who also has a new toy to play with, an automatic
bread maker, so has been reading cookbooks as well as mysteries