Archive for February, 2014

Happy snowy Sunday morning! Anyone else ready for spring?

This week’s read was The Last Word by Lisa Lutz, and it’s theĀ final book in the Spellman series. šŸ˜¦ So if you’re somehow tired of me pushing these stories, then you’re off the hook after this one.

In this zany book, Isabel is at last in charge of Spellman Investigations, but her two best employees, aka her parents, are giving new meaning to the word insubordinate. Her sister, who’s over a decade her junior, is pulling in more work and has more money than Isabel; her brother and sister-in-law are raising the spawn of Satan; her ex-who-she’s-still-a-bit-hung-up-on is getting married; her financial backer is arrested for indecent exposure; and finally, the FBI is knocking on the door, accusing Isabel of embezzling funds from a major corporation. Other than that, there’s not much going on…

Much like the other ones in this series, I enjoyed the irreverent characters and banter between the family members. The pace was very quick and easy, and I breezed through it in no time. I was sad to see the series end, but it sounds like younger-sister-Rae might have some upcoming stories in her future, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for those. So I bid adieu to the Spellman series and say thanks to Lisa Lutz for keeping me entertained. ‘Til next week, happy reading! šŸ™‚

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Good Saturday afternoon! I hope everyone is doing well.

This week’s read was Mad River, by John Sandford, and I lovedĀ it. It’s part of Sandford’s Virgil Flowers series, and they just keep getting better.

In this caper, Flowers, who works for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in Minnesota is called in to investigate what initially appears to be some broke, bored, midwestern kids committing a random act of violence. But once Virgil starts sifting through the evidence and dead bodies continueĀ piling up, he realizes that he’sĀ on the trail ofĀ a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, along with their oddball sidekick. When the local yokels get involved,Ā Virgil ends up in the middle of the killers he’sĀ pursuing andĀ the authorities who want to handle things via vigilante justice.

This is a super-fast-paced cat and mouse book, and it was great. There’s suspense, mystery, and humor all mixed in, and I’d highly recommend getting on the Flowers bandwagon. ‘Til next week, happy reading! šŸ™‚

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