Troublemaker by Linda Howard

Must Love Dogs! Seriously. I have 5 of the jokers (and volunteer for a rescue), and even I thought the dog storyline was pushing it. Story - someone wants to kill Morgan. They almost do. So he's sent to live with Bo (a part time chief-of-police and technical writer with some emotional walls but a… Continue reading Troublemaker by Linda Howard


Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

First and foremost, ignore that stupid title. Second, I have earned a few happy books, and I plan on indulging. Holy crap. This book was bleak. Filled with that pervasive New England moroseness - death so matter of fact. Stiff upper lip and whatnot. I'm reeling from reading this thing. Plot - Arlyn thinks her… Continue reading Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Brilliant! I enjoy the premise of spy/espionage novels very much. The plan. The organization. One brilliant mind versus another. Obstacles, quick-thinking, action, twists, turns and sitting on the edge of my seat. The place where these novels fall apart for me is in the hyperbole. Too much jargon. Over-the-top, unrealistic, hyper-masculine heroes swaggering around blowing… Continue reading The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth