whodunit comments and novel #13 in swanson's murder mystery series
thanks to all of the readers of this blog who replied to my last e-mail regarding change of url. most of you acknowledged the change with remarks such as, 'Thanks for the update.' from r.s. in zoarwho is particularly good about answering his e-mail& ''Thanks for link' from s.t. in canton, also a diligent e-mailer, as is m.l. in chicago, who says 'Congrats on the new url--I like the OhAudrey.'
the e-mail reminded some readers of other projects, k.s. i think in north canton, referring to a local university group suggests that 'maybe we can restart writing group?'
the range of answers closes with this message from a.s. in deerfield, who starts with a reference to the wiliam monk novel acceptable lost, 'Oh dear you lost me in detailing the sanduskyization* of little Thames boys.'..and ends with, 'You is certainly perspicacious..'
*spellcheck stopped at that one!
i do appreciate hearing from readers of the blog and would like some opinions about books you all are reading now.
ijust finished denise swanson's murder of a bookstore babe. this is part of the scumble river mystery series. my daughter, otherwise intelligent, even brilliant; lovely; discriminating; sent me a box full of these novels starring skye denison, school psychologist, and tumbler over what seems to be more dead bodies than there are live ones in scumble river, which the author points out 'is not a real town.' no kidding.
a new book store and cafe opens in town. kayla,a young woman who works there and who is a former student of skye's, is killed by, among other things, a book case falling on her. shades of e.m. forster and howards end where leonard bast, a young clerk with aspirations is killed the same way.
skye and her boyfriend, wally boyd, the scumble river police chief find the murderer, who certainly has a flimsy motivation. but that's my opinion. a very minor sub plot has coroner and funeral director, simon reid not giving up skye without a fight.
swanson has done her fans a favor and figured out the time line for each one of her novels. the bookstore story takes place in september of 2005.
this is the 13th novel is the series. so many people must like it as much as my daughter does. it is 243 pages and published by obsidian.