WWW WEDNESDAY

Every week, MizB hosts WWW Wednesday on her blog, Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…wwwwednesdaygif

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

MY ANSWERS:

What are you currently reading? Currently I am reading SHERLOCK’S HOME: The Adventure of the Contentious Crone by Pamela Rose. Very enjoyable so far.

sherlockLife imitating art? That’s Finn Sherlock’s first bizarre thought when she stumbles across a dead body within the Civil War era hiding place inside Sherlock’s Home Mystery Bookstore. Thinking that it’s her gnome-like Uncle Oz costumed to play the part of a fortune telling druid for ‘All Hallows’ Eve,’ she is relieved when she learns that the hooded figure is not her favorite uncle, but the town’s favorite outcast, Odds Bodkins.
Unfortunately, murder suspects abound due to the fact that the mystery bookstore and its adjoining 221b Bakery were the first stop on the Leapers Point’ Halloween circuit and any number of people were on the scene for the annual ‘Fright Night’ tour. More than that, Odds Bodkins was almost universally detested; far too many would agree that the assisted demise of the loathsome little witch was more treat than trickpossibly even a community service.
With a little help from Uncle Oz and her identical twin sister, Echo, Finn sets out to discover who amongst the congenial southern townsfolk had the audacity and plain bad manners to murder the contentious crone right under the Sherlock family noses. Was it the fire and brimstone preacher Willie Ping? ‘Blooming Idiots’ talented but slightly mental florist? Or what about fluffy nonagenarian Eula May Binkscan anybody really be that sugary sweet? But, when the local Sheriff, Wavy Davey, learns that it was Uncle Oz’s Halloween prop – a bona fide hangman’s noose – that was the murder weapon, there’s more heating up inside the 221b Bakery than just the ovens.

What did you recently finish reading? I recently finished Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk: A Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery by Stephen Kaminski . It was an outstanding book. Definitely five stars.

KILLED MILK COVERJeremiah Milk lived a life filled with emotional extremes. Amniotic band syndrome—a congenital condition—left his fingers and toes malformed. Ridiculed as a child, he became an adolescent hermit. As an adult, Jeremiah’s wounds healed when he landed a position as a park ranger and married a woman who loved him despite his physical appearance. But fate ripped his life to shreds when his wife and infant son died on the same night in separate calamities. Shortly thereafter, the tides turned once more as an act of Jeremiah’s ostensible benevolence translates into a financial boon. The book on Jeremiah’s life closes without mercy when he’s found murdered at Tripping Falls State Park. Damon Lassard—Hollydale’s loveable civic leader, amateur sleuth, and Jeremiah’s neighbor—springs into action. He’s obstructed by a prickly lieutenant, but wriggles information unknown to the police from a colorful bevy of suspects. Aided by his best friend Rebecca and his reluctant ally Detective Gerry Sloman, Damon engineers a deep dive into Jeremiah’s past to solve the crime. Along the way, Damon strengthens his relationship with the breathtaking Bethany Krims, cracks a local horticultural mystery, and tries in vain to tame his wickedly sarcastic mother. Join Damon Lassard in his latest adventure, Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk.

What do you think you’ll read next? Next on my To Be Read pile… That’s a tough one. The pile is so big at the moment. Trying to decide between Saving Scott (Pine Hills Police) by Terry Odell, To Kill A King: The ‘Rhodes to Murder’ Series (Volume 3) by Mary V. Welk or Justice (Deck of Lies, #1) by Jade Varden.

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7 thoughts on “WWW WEDNESDAY

  1. What am I reading? Requiem: Armenian Style by Ruth Madeline Hodder. This is a memoir of Ruth’s mother and father. Its an attempt to reconstruct her past life as her mother descends into Alzehimers. It tells about real people in a workd I know nothing about.

    What did I just finish reading? Mr. Skeffington by Elizabeth von Arnim. I read this after Simon, from Stuck in a Book, sort of gushed about it. I LOVE the movie with Bette Davis and Claude Rheins. The book is a bit of a mirror the movie reflects.

    What’s next? The Designer Bag in the Garbage Dump or By Design: 2 free ebooks sitting on my NOOK as I wait fir the three GoodReads giveaways still pending.

    Take care and stay cool

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  2. Currently reading – W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (actually listening to audio book). Just finished The White Princess by Philippa Gregory (historical fiction) about Henry VII and his wife. Will read Blindsided by Fern Michaels (latest in Sisterhood series).

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