A Pitt Bull's Journal
August 2019 I want to say that this is the beginning of my life, but that doesn’t really do what happened justice.
Book Review: A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delany
Gemma Doyle is back in book number seven of Vicki Delany’s A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. Gemma, and her teashop partner Jayne, are hired to cater a traditional Sherlock era English country house style weekend for Sherlockian scholar David Masterson. To assist in the kitchen Gemma has asked boyfriend Detective Ryan Ashburton to play scullery maid, while her friend Donald is part of group of Sherlockian enthusiasts. Thinking this would be an academically-enhanced weekend, Gemma is surprised to discover that many have limited to no knowledge of the Great Detective, and that there is an undercurrent of disdain for each other but mainly their host. Intending to do the catering and keeping her nose out of anyone’s business, Gemma is waylaid when David Masterson is struck down in front of her and Jayne using a poisoned dart.
Bad Day Blues
Can I just tell you how much I needed this wine and chocolate cake tonight? First the day started off terrible. I woke up five minutes past my alarm, and thought that it would be no big deal. I can zip through my morning routine fairly quickly.
Deadly or Not?
"The female of the species is more deadly than the males," so said Rudyard Kipling. I find myself contemplating these words as I watch my husband with his three males dogs. While he is mowing the backyard and they are either running around him or laying in the grass, my two female cats and I are sipping tea on the couch and reading a book. Or attempting to, anyway. The female in the novel just cannot seem to capture my attention as I seem to be judging her. Just as I was beginning to give up on the novel, these words are quoted. Can all females be considered more deadly? Or is it simple a male who is afraid of a specific female making a generalized statement? And so I find myself contemplating my own household.
Book Review: The Cure For What Ales You by Ellie Alexander
In number 5 of her Sloan Krause series, our heroine is preparing for Maifest in Leavenworth, Washington. With her Nitro partner, Garrett, they are debuting a new craft brew, Lemon Kiss ale. Despite the overwhelming preparations, Sloan has an unexpected visitor named Marianne, who claims to be her aunt, arrive at her cottage in a state of hysterical alarm. At Marianne's hotel, in her room, there has been a murder, and Marianne is convinced that Sloan and her family are in immediate danger. While at the hotel, Sloan discovers there have been a string of thefts, including Marianne’s own proof of identity. Sloan must decide if she believes this complete stranger from her past before any one she loves gets hurt.