Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I just finished The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell.

Oh my....

Rose is a reserved, quiet, old fashioned young woman raised with nun's. The year is 1924 and she is supporting her self by working as a typist in a police precinct and living in a boarding house with other single women. Very respectable and proper.

A new typist is hired for the pool; Odalie Lazarre. Rose is fascinated by her sophistication, clothes and friends. Odalie opens up a whole new exciting world to her of fancy clothes, speakeasies, living in an upscale hotel with Odalie and hobnobbing with the rich at the beach.

The author teases us constantly with glimpses into the mystery surrounding these two women. Who are they really and what has happened in the past? Odalie seems to be mixed up in bootlegging and have quite a past. Or does she? She is manipulative and as the story goes on, seems she could be dangerous. One wonders why Rose would want to be friends with her.

Once you think you have it figured out, turn the page...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas to my fellow mystery lovers!

Just finishing The Other Typist and will post it soon.

Meanwhile, I wanted to share this story with you.

I bet you all are familiar with A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I saw this interesting article about the man Scrooge may be based on. The difference being, while this man, John Elwes, was a miser like Scrooge, he was also very generous to those less fortunate than he.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Good news Longmire fans! Longmire picked up by Netflix!

The series was cancelled by A&E because, although it was their most watched show, the audience is over 50.  Really? Shame on A&E.

The tentative premier of Season 4 is March 4, 2015. Looks like the original cast is interested in continuing with the series. Great cast!

For those of you not familiar with this series, it is a series based on books by Craig Johnson. 
The books and t.v. series are mysteries that take place in Wyoming.

From ABT:
"The show, based on Craig Johnson’s best-selling mystery novels, is a modern-day crime drama set in Big Sky country. Robert Taylor plays the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with fellow cast members Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman and Adam Bartley.

To read more about the book series:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Just finished book two in the Sanctus trilogy.
 "The Key by Simon Toyne"

KEYwords: danger, conspiracy, travel, archaeology, ancient relics, religion, prophecies, earthquakes, blight, plague, end of the world as we know it.

Liv Admundson holds the key to saving "all" and Gabriel is making sure the prophecy is fulfilled. They are on the run from people who have only their interests in mind; greed, cover up, money. He must deliver her to the place described in the ancient tablets before the end of the full cycle of the moon. But have others beat them to the place and for what purpose? Others are chasing them to bring her back to the Citadel.

This continuation of this story is very exciting and hard to put down. Get the three books at the same time because you will want to move on to the next book right away!