On my nightstand...

(So, I'm trying the blog thing, and this is my very first post. If you stumble upon it, be patient (be generous!) I hope other posts join it soon.)

I read professionally - reviews and blurbs for fellow authors - and for fun. Here I highlight a few titles that caught my eye this month. I especially like to spotlight novels that take place in Boston.

FIND HER Lisa Gardner I met Lisa Gardner at the 2017 New England Crime Bake. This is the first of her many novels that I've read, the eighth in the DD Warren series. Set in Boston, this intense and engaging novel explores the impact of extreme violence and what it takes to survive. When it comes to craft, Gardner puts on a master class in plotting, while maintaining tension throughout the book. For anyone who writes in four acts, it helps that the book comes in at an even 400 pages. Warning: this novel doesn't take violence lightly. Not for the faint of heart!

FIND HER

Lisa Gardner

I met Lisa Gardner at the 2017 New England Crime Bake. This is the first of her many novels that I've read, the eighth in the DD Warren series. Set in Boston, this intense and engaging novel explores the impact of extreme violence and what it takes to survive. When it comes to craft, Gardner puts on a master class in plotting, while maintaining tension throughout the book. For anyone who writes in four acts, it helps that the book comes in at an even 400 pages. Warning: this novel doesn't take violence lightly. Not for the faint of heart!

BEACH, BREEZE, BLOODSHED John Keyse-Walker I grew up in a town that looks suspiciously like Amity Island and was five years old when Jaws hit the theaters, so anything that starts with a shark attack has my attention. This fun follow up to Sun, Sand, Murder, moves the action from sleepy Anegada to more touristy (but equally alluring) Virgin Gorda, both in the British Virgin Islands, and picks up with Constable Teddy Creque. Keyse-Walker has a way with dialogue and setting, and by the time you finish this enjoyable read, you’ll want to book your next vacation.

BEACH, BREEZE, BLOODSHED

John Keyse-Walker


I grew up in a town that looks suspiciously like Amity Island and was five years old when Jaws hit the theaters, so anything that starts with a shark attack has my attention. This fun follow up to Sun, Sand, Murder, moves the action from sleepy Anegada to more touristy (but equally alluring) Virgin Gorda, both in the British Virgin Islands, and picks up with Constable Teddy Creque. Keyse-Walker has a way with dialogue and setting, and by the time you finish this enjoyable read, you’ll want to book your next vacation.

 

 

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