The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson is a paranormal thriller. No vampires, werewolves, or other mythological beasts, just superheroes and supervillains based on the Zodiac. Holy comic books, Batman, we've been knocked off again. A pretty good story, though a bit graphic in my view, and I'll contimue with the second one.
Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews is the latest mystery in her Meg Langslow series and just as funny as the others. Meg's asked by an old friend to babysit her 2 year old son for a little while. When morning turns to afternoon, she's wondering how long a little while actually is.
Still reading The Excalbur Alternative by David Weber.
Up next are Valor's Trial by Tanya Huff and The Taste of Night by Vicki Pettersson.
Just finished Bound by Sally Gunning
From Publishers Weekly
In Gunning's latest colonial page-turner, seven-year-old Alice Cole travels with her family from 1756 London to the New World, dreaming of a big house in Philadelphia and a new life. Her mother and brothers die on board and are buried at sea; the ship docks in Boston rather than Philadelphia; there, her father indentures her for 11 years without a backward glance. Alice does housework for the family of Simeon Morton of Dedham, in whose house she is treated almost like a second daughter, becoming constant companion to 10-year-old Abigail, or Nabby. When Nabby marries Emery Verley of Medfield, Alice's indenture is signed over to him, but the Verley household turns out to be an abusive one. Alice flees and winds up on Satucket, Cape Cod, where Lyddie Berry, heroine of Gunning's The Widow's War, and her companion, the lawyer Eben Freeman, give her shelter and a job. Alice works hard for them, and they grow fond of her, but when Alice discovers she's pregnant, she embarks on a journey of deceit and lies, one that comes to a bitter end. Gunning weaves a horrifying, spellbinding story of colonial indenture's cruelties and a meditation on the meaning of freedom. (Apr.)
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It was an interesting book. I'm looking forward to the next one!
I'm currently reading
The Excalibur Alternative by David Weber
Next up are
The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson and
Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews
I finished both of those books I'd been reading on Thursday.
A Single Eye by Susan Dunlap is the first in her new mystery series.
Dunlap returns after a long hiatus with a new sleuth, Darcy Lott, a movie stuntwoman and Zen practitioner. She is strong but afraid of being alone in the woods. After a stunt goes wrong and sends her plummeting into a forest, her Zen master sends her to a retreat in a remote redwood forest in California to face her fear. He also wants her to deliver a message to the head of the monastery, Leo Garson-roshi. Once she arrives, she discovers that the monastery is full of secrets. A student disappeared several years ago, and everyone fears that he is dead. Leo says that he plans to leave the community after this retreat, which he dedicates to the missing student. Strange things begin to happen, and Darcy fears that Leo's life is in danger. Anthony and Macavity Award-winning author Dunlap has created an engaging new female detective. Fans of her Kiernan O'Shaughnessy series will welcome Dunlap back and eagerly await Darcy's next case. Barbara Bibel
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I am indeed looking forward to the next book, loved this one!
Revenge of the Gypsy Queen by Kris Neri is her debut novel in the Tracy Eaton mystery series.
Families: Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em . . .
The beleaguered daughter of eccentric Hollywood stars, mystery writer Tracy Eaton is no stranger to wacky people, especially within her family. So when her sister-in-law's wedding becomes a three-ring circus, Tracy is nonplussed, even when the bride is kidnapped.
Her snoot, bickering in-laws refuse to call the police and insist on paying the ransom, but Tracy knows that if justice is gong to prevail, it will definitely need her help. Because . . . the groom is riding around in a bulletproof limo; sweet, lovable Uncle Philly -- a con artist if ever there was -- has disappeared; and there are strange happenings at the engaged couple's upscale restaurant: the Gypsy Princess. It will take all of Tracy's innate nosiness and nerve to get to the shocking truth -- and the Eaton family secret.
Another series I'm looking forward to continuing...and I already have #2 in hand!! :) A mystery author writing about a mystery author who wants to be a detective. I found it very funny though I did have the plot pretty much figured out.
I'm currently reading
In Fury Born by David Weber
Dem Bones' Revenge by Kris Neri
Next up is Bound by Sally Gunning