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Nyssa
2017-06-20 00:41:38 UTC
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I finally finished the Niven biography on Sunday and actually
had plenty of time left in the evening to read Miss Henry #2,
"Landscape in Scarlet."

One of the things that is standing out for me in the Miss
Henry series is the adult language. No, I don't mean four
letter words or crudity, I'm referring to the vocabulary
used which is of a higher level than the junior high school
stuff of most cozies. There are also references to quotations
and allusions to classic literature which is also nice.

In #2 the reader finds out more about Juliet's past NSA life
with a local murder on the side. The way she "connects the dots"
of the clues and is able to use her intuition to find the
answers shows why she was a valuable asset for the agency
and why they want her to come back. I'm glad I gave this
series a try. After trying so many cozies only to find
fluff and formula, it's nice to be treated like an adult
in this one so far.

I've got #3 queued up, but it's unfortunate that I'm missing
#4, #5, and #7 in the series. I hate reading series out of
order. <sigh>

I fit in a Kindle book that was supposed to be about knitting
techniques, but turned out to be a very spotty half-memoir/
half-unburdening disjointed mess. At least finishing it,
I could delete it and make room on the Kindle for something
more promising.

I'm now happily reading another book in the Blanco County
mystery series, "Hog Heaven" with it's usual brand of
humor and good old boy mystery. I notice that the character,
Roy Ballard, who I did not care for in another of Rehder's
mystery series has shown up in this one, but he seems to
be a visiting guest rather than a permanent resident, so
I hope he doesn't overstay his welcome in Blanco.

Bad to reading while yet another thunderboomer heads this
way.

Nyssa, who between thunderboomers and hot, humid temperatures
is getting a lot of reading done but not much else
Mike Burke
2017-06-20 01:24:16 UTC
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Nyssa <***@flawlesslogic.com> wrote:

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I'm now happily reading another book in the Blanco County
mystery series, "Hog Heaven" with it's usual brand of
humor and good old boy mystery. I notice that the character,
Roy Ballard, who I did not care for in another of Rehder's
mystery series has shown up in this one, but he seems to
be a visiting guest rather than a permanent resident, so
I hope he doesn't overstay his welcome in Blanco.
Bad to reading while yet another thunderboomer heads this
way.
Nyssa, who between thunderboomers and hot, humid temperatures
is getting a lot of reading done but not much else
Thanks for the Blanco County heads-up, Nyssa. Note to self , get Hogs
Heaven.
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Mique
Nyssa
2017-06-20 12:31:22 UTC
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I'm now happily reading another book in the Blanco County
mystery series, "Hog Heaven" with it's usual brand of
humor and good old boy mystery. I notice that the
character, Roy Ballard, who I did not care for in another
of Rehder's mystery series has shown up in this one, but
he seems to be a visiting guest rather than a permanent
resident, so I hope he doesn't overstay his welcome in
Blanco.
Bad to reading while yet another thunderboomer heads this
way.
Nyssa, who between thunderboomers and hot, humid
temperatures is getting a lot of reading done but not
much else
Thanks for the Blanco County heads-up, Nyssa. Note to
self , get Hogs Heaven.
I'm about 1/3rd into it now, and it's a blast. There's a
really funny subplot about Billy Don planning his wedding
to Betty Jean, much to Red's disgust and dismay. There are
several things going on a once, just as in the previous
books, so between murder, infidelity, and wedding planning
I'm not bored at all.

This is #7 in the series and it goes up to #10 now, so I'll
be saving my Amazon pennies for #8, "Stag Party." It's nice
to be able to get books in a series that are guaranteed to be
winners.

Nyssa, who is checking out the price on #8 and will probably
order it later today

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