March 13, 2017

January 2017 Reads

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Jan 1 The Second Girl David Swinson
2 The Original Ginny Moon Benjamin Ludwig
3 Blessed Are Those Who Thirst Anne Holt
4 Behind Her Eyes Sarah Pinborough
5 The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Mitch Albom

Better late than never!  January was a great month for reading.  Not a turkey in the batch.

I loved The Second Girl by Swinson.  Who wouldn't love a retired detective with a taste for the forbidden? "Like Dennis Lehane and Richard Price, David Swinson gives us a gritty urban crime novel populated with morally complex, utterly believable characters. Swinson knows how to build suspense, and he has a great ear for the patois of the streets, but it is detective Frank Marr's tightrope walk between his noble and darker impulses that makes The Second Girl such a rewarding read from start to finish."—Ron Rash

One of my reading vices is Scandinavian crime novels.  Anne Holt is a master; if you haven't read her I really recommend her writing.  Blessed are Those Who Thirst was great.

Did you know that Mitch Albom is a songwriter and musician, in addition to being a best-selling author?  The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto combines Albom's love of music with his great writing,  I loved this tale and I bet you will, too!
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