Archive for June, 2009

TRIPLE CROSS by Mark T. Sullivan

After almost six years, Mark T. Sullivan returns with another enjoyable suspense novel, TRIPLE CROSS — this time based in his current home state of Montana.

June 30, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
Posted in: 2009 Favorites, Thriller/Spy/Caper, US Frontier West, Wild West


HOMICIDE MY OWN introduced menopausal Spokane detective Quinn, and the second novel, WALLA WALLA SUITE finds Quinn divorced and working as a PI in Seattle. Quinn is an engaging protagonist; intelligent, cynical and tough, she scrapes a living while thinking about rebuilding her personal life. In KRAPP’S LAST CASSETTE, Quinn is hired by a wealthy Hollywood screenwriter, Alex Krapp. It seems that Krapp has written a screenplay for HBO based on the best-selling memoir of a fifteen-year-old kid named Danny.

June 29, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
Tags: , ,  · Posted in: California, Sleuths Series

EAST OF THE SUN by Julia Gregson

Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn t be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom.

June 28, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
Tags: , ,  · Posted in: Class - Race - Gender, Facing History, India-Pakistan, World Lit

MIND’S EYE by Hakan Nesser

In Håkan Nesser’s MIND’S EYE, a high school teacher named Janek Mitter finds his wife of three months, Eva Maria Ringmar, drowned in their bathtub. When Mitter is accused of murdering her, he has no alibi.

June 27, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Humorous, Sleuths Series, Swedish Crime Writer, Translated, World Lit, y Award Winning Author

THE PIG COMES TO DINNER by Joseph Caldwell

The second installment of Joseph Caldwell’s pig trilogy, THE PIG COMES TO DINNER, might be better titled The Pig Becomes Dinner, a suggestion that shouldn’t spoil the ending. As those who have read the first book of the series know, these charming tales aren’t really about the pig at all. Her ultimate fate lies beside the point, and her lesbian mischievousness (that’s right) serves only to inch the plot forward for an entertaining cast of quirky characters – human characters.

June 25, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Humorous, Ireland, Sleuths Series


Blog entry on travel books

June 23, 2009 · Judi Clark · 6 Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Non-fiction, United States