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09 July 2007

Only A Few Good Things About Monday Mornings....

Only a few things about the first day of six day rotation that actually starts on a Monday morning that are good. Earning money in the bank and getting back to my car book. I don't get to listen too much on break as I have Lady K or DH in the car with and they have their own tastes which don't really run to listening to a book. Getting up at 0300 to be at work early so that I don't have to stay all afternoon is a bit difficult, but it is at least quiet on the roads. I have my story to listen to, which currently is the dulcet voice of Davina Porter narrating Betrayal at Cross Creek: An American Girl History Mystery written by Kathleen Ernst.

I finished The Jasmine Moon Murder Laura Childs yesterday morning, thanks to my not being able to sleep well and Lady K sleeping late again. This is a very good cozy series. Laura Childs is on my good list, so I will keep looking for her and adding her to Mt Git'r'Read.
I decided to begin The Hundredth Man Jack Kerley as next bedside book, but I believe I will trade with my purse book Murder of a Barbie and Ken: A Scumble River Mystery Denise Swanson. Review of The Hundredth Man and you will see why I should....

Publishers Weekly
First-time author Kerley debuts with a classically constructed, psychotic-killer-with-a-horrendous-childhood thriller featuring young detective Carson Ryder, himself troubled by a problematic past. Carson and partner Harry Nautilus are the newly formed two-man Psychopathological and Sociopathological Investigative Team, referred to as Piss-it by the other members of the Mobile, Ala., police force. While Piss-it's official mandate is the investigation of murders committed by particularly horrendous killers, the formation of the team is actually a public relations scheme. Nevertheless, when a headless body turns up in a local park, Piss-it has its first real case. At the autopsy, Carson meets new hire Dr. Ava Davenelle, who is handling corpse-cutting duties. "She was dour, abrupt, and projected the femininity of a hammer-yet her motions verged on symphonic." Of course he's immediately smitten, though his polite advances are rejected. Turns out she has her own life as well as a job-threatening problem, which Carson must solve while simultaneously identifying the killer who has meanwhile added several more headless victims to his growing list. Carson's secret weapon of detection is his brother, an insane mass-murderer who feeds him clues on the nature of madmen from an asylum, la Hannibal Lecter. Kerley has certainly mastered the form, and the nail-biter takedown scene is as exciting as any in the business. This is a solid addition to the genre, and a series to look forward to.

7 comments:

SuziQoregon said...

You are going to ADORE The Hundredth Man!! Carson and Harry are fabulous. Go ahead and get the rest of Kerley's novels now. Trust me on this. The Hubster and I have read the first two and I have #3 scheduled for next month's vacation reading :-)

Vickie said...

Suzi!! Well, okay, if you insist. = ) I had already planned on looking them up after seeing the titles: THE DEATH COLLECTORS and A GARDEN OF VIPERS. I believe I am still going to change out this one to be my purse book or at least to get in one of my bags I tote everywhere. I'll give it one more night and see how it goes with the weird dreams.

Lynne said...

I remember that Suzi liked this book. I'm going to look for it too. In fact, I think it's already on my amazon wish list.

Vickie said...

Lynne: If you'll remind me, I'll send The Hundredth Man your way when I finish.

Lynne said...

Why Miss Vickie, thank you very much. I'd love it!

Vickie said...

Lynne: Just remember, you'll have to remind me! I am blonde, have a four year old and I am 46. Each of those on their own merit are okay to deal, but as a combo....yikes!!!
= )

acr2angel said...

I'll have to give this author a try. The description of the book sounds really interesting!