This story by Jesmyn Ward should be a powerful novel.
By Julie McElwain This historical mystery held my interest throughout. Julie McElwain did a good job of transporting us into the world of the British elite two hundred years ago. Her detailed knowledge of the place and time helps the reader imagine the character’s time travel experience. The story starts out as an FBI thriller, but … Continue reading Review: A Murder in Time
Classic British Humour This “novel of a murder in Venice” is a classic British mystery novel, a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple. Written in 1981, it is far different in language and pace than who-dunnits and cozy mysteries written today. I almost delivered the book right back to the library after reading two … Continue reading Review: Thus Was Adonis Murdered
Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery Who knew octopuses (yes, that’s the correct pluralization) have personalities? The author of Soul of an Octopus is a well-known naturalist who shows they do. She also seems to have fallen in love with several of them. The book gives the reader a new and interesting perspective … Continue reading Book Review – The Soul of an Octopus
Research for my next book. Any medical professionals out there? One of my characters goes in for a surgical procedure and the doctor comes to the waiting room to talk to the family. What is he wearing? Would he have blood on his shirt? Booties on his shoes? A lab coat? Thanks for your … Continue reading Research for Novel – What do Surgeons Wear?