Under My Kindle’s Cover

Books are cheap these day, if they are made of ether. The E-letter Omnimystery News has daily offers of free and cheap titles, and some of them are really good. I can’t resist trying two or three a week. Here are my latest selections: SMOKING RUIN D.R. Martin Conger Road Press, 2012 This is very

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Do sleuths wrinkle?

In my search for mysteries featuring seasoned-yet-sharp minds, I have found mostly “capers,” usually in or around retirement homes. Someone goes missing; someone else is seen darting in and out of others’ apartments at night; a neighbor drowns in the bathtub and the daughter buys a new house – that sort of thing.  This morning

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Better Than SkyFall

There’s nothing as scary as the truth. Priest-novelist knows more than James Bond.

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A PLAGUE OF IRON

Freadhoff is absolutely convincing in his descriptions of places, people, men in their relationships with machines, and (probably) how things go down in the machismo drug-gun world. As a grandmother living near the border, I was riveted by his plotline.

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Champagne Sundays Interview

Karen Dahood talks about an “old lady” detective. No, it is not Jane Marple, she’s Sophie George, a retired librarian who comes to the aid of an unimaginative chief of detectives in a small Florida town. They encounter a revenge killing corporation and a woman who is totally — butt totally – dependent on men. And, she’s not really old – just 65.

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