The Game’s afoot!

Summer is about half over (or has it actually started, I couldn't tell) , and hopefully you are filling up your ballots for the "Dinner and a Murder" contest.  Since this year's theme involves murder and detection, I would be remiss not to include one of the most famous and one of my favorite detectives,... Continue Reading →

One for the Money or a trip to “the burg”.

Do the names Joe Morelli, Ranger, Lula or Grandma Mazur mean anything to you? If so, you have fallen under the spell of  Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. For the uninitiated, welcome to "the burg". The "burg" is the Chambersburg part of  Trenton, New Jersey; home to  Stephanie Plum former lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter. Each book... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Bear’s Sci-Fi

Last summer, Hammered by Elizabeth Bear was recommended to me by a friend.  It couldn't have come at a better time; I had just forced my way through a terrible book and was in desperate need of something better.  Luckily,  Hammered didn't let me down at all!  Right from the get go I couldn't put... Continue Reading →

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

A lot of my friends really recommended Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels to me, so I decided to give them a try a few years ago.  I started with the very first book, The Colour of Magic.   And I really couldn't get into it.  So I left Discworld in favour of other books by other authors. ... Continue Reading →

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