Friday, May 25, 2012

Marshall Karp

I love it when I stumble across a new mystery series.  Well - new to me!  I just discovered Marshall Karp's police series. 

LAPD officers Lomax & Biggs are an irreverent pair of homicide detectives.  The novels are delightful reads, as the duo investigate murder with a cheeky attitude.  I love the banter and the cop humor that runs throughout the stories.  And the murders are interesting, too.

I highly recommend this series!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy

I stayed up til 2am reading this book - couldn't put it down!  Yes, the mystery was good and I enjoyed the action.  Set in Washington, DC, the heroine of the story is Ollie, the White House executive chef. 

The book delves into the changes due to the inaguaration of a new president. 

Ollie is nervous about keeping her job.  The new President and the First Lady have two young children. On Inaguaration Day, Ollie follows proper security protocol and makes an 'executive' decision that causes an immediate negative reaction with the First Lady and the First Kids. 

Hyzy has done her research well and lays out a compelling view of what really goes on behind the scenes with the day to day running of the WHite House.

Three thumbs up!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I have completed my first reading challenge! 

Since I read the required 13 books - I am now a "Super Sleuth".

Thanks, Yvonne for hosting.

 A Cookie Before Dying - Virginia Lowell
 Swinging in the Rain - Eileen Davidson
 A Spirited Gift - Joyce and Jim Lavene
Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons - Blaize Clement
 English Tea Murder - Leslie Meier
 Scrapbook of Secrets - Mollie Cox Bryan
 Ghoul Interrupted - Victoria Laurie
 A Fitting End - Melissa Bourbon
 The Last Word - Ellery Adams
 Mobbed - Carol Higgins Clark
The Ken Ken Killings - Parnell Hall
Sudden Death - David Rosenfelt
 Shoe Done It - Grace Carroll