Wednesday, January 15, 2014


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• What are you currently reading? Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman. I just tossed this book into my case this morning and have yet to crack it open, but I'm looking forward to it. Jesse Stone is one of the late Robert B. Parker's beloved protagonists, and I'm happy to see that his estate has found a way to continue the series. I hope that Mr. Brandman does a good a job with Jesse as Ace Adkins did, picking up the mantle for the Spenser novels.

• What did you recently finish reading? The Last Word by Lisa Lutz, rumored to be the final "document" in the Spellman mystery series. Maybe it's time. Because while most of the members of this eccentric family have really grown on me, especially sisters Rae and Izzy, the mystery itself was disappointing. I truly have enjoyed all these books, and if you're interested in a continuing series filled with original and amusing characters, I'd definitely steer you to these six books. I just hope you start at the beginning with the earlier efforts because they're more satisfying.

• What do you think you’ll read next? After Killing the Blues it will be time to take a break of mysteries. so I'll probably pick up Bruce, the Springsteen biography by Peter Ames Carlin.

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