Sandi is home and has done fairly well this afternoon and evening. So far so good and feel free to knock on wood.
As it stands right now she see the doc and does stuff Tuesday morning.
How Shirley Jackson Makes Us Lose Our Minds
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In our new edition of Crime Review (www.crimereview.co.uk) this week we have 16 reviews, together with Danielle Ramsay in the Countdown interview hot seat: Crime Review can be followed on Twitter: @CrimeReviewUK Linda Wilson can be followed on Twitter: @CrimeReviewer Sharon Wheeler can be followed on Twitter: @lartonmedia This week’s reviews are: THE SLAUGHTER MAN by Tony Parsons, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler Maverick cop Max Wolfe investigates the murder of a wealthy family who were butchered with a cattle stun gun – and finds a link to another killing from 30 years previously. DEATH IN THE RAINY SEASON by Anna Jacquiery, reviewed by Chris Roberts Commandant Morel is sent to Phnom Penh to investigate the murder of the nephew of the French Minister of the Interior. PUTTING THE BOOT IN by Dan Kavanagh, reviewed by Linda Wilson Someone is trying to put third division team Athletic out of business. Private investigator Duffy is hired to find out why. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ADELE BEDEAU by Graeme Macrae Burnet, reviewed by Arnold Taylor Manfred Baumann is a loner and a misfit whose sole source of pleasure is watching a seductive waitress in the bistro where he is a regular patron. One day she simply disappears in circumstances that lead to his coming under suspicion. GUN STREET GIRL by Adrian McKinty, reviewed by Chris Roberts Inspector Sean Duffy, one of few Catholic officers in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, is called to a double murder, tagged a family dispute but with several indications of a professional hit. A LINE OF BLOOD by Ben McPherson, reviewed by Linda Wilson When Alex Mercer finds his neighbour dead in the bath, he’s caught up in a train of events that threaten everything he holds dear. BLOOD WHISPERS by John Gordon Sinclair, reviewed by John Cleal Rising criminal lawyer Keira Lynch can break a vicious Eastern European prostitution ring – if she can keep her client alive long enough to give evidence. But those behind the whoremasters will kill to protect their secret. TELL TALE by Mark Sennen, reviewed by Sharon Wheeler DI Charlotte Savage has vowed revenge on the man who killed her daughter in a hit-and-run accident. Meanwhile, she is also faced with a dead body on the moors and trying to track down the murdered girl’s housemate. THE TOWER by Alessandro Gallenzi, reviewed by John Cleal A giant tower in the desert will hold digitalized versions of all the world’s publications – including unpublished texts by the 16th century philosopher and genius Giordano Bruno. When those texts go missing, investigator Peter Sims and literary scholar, Giulia Ripetti are called in to find them. But someone is determined to stop them at any cost. MURDER ON HIGH HOLBORN by Susanna Gregory, reviewed by Sylvia Maughan An important ship explodes and sinks as it glides serenely up the Thames, and a member of the Court of Charles II is found murdered. Thomas Chaloner, intelligencer to the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of Clarendon, is dismissed by him in order to infiltrate a group thought to be planning an uprising. GONE FOR GOOD by David Bell, reviewed by John Cleal When Elizabeth’s mother is murdered and her Down’s Syndrome brother accused, her bid to clear his name uncovers dark family secrets. THE GLASS CELL by Patricia Highsmith, reviewed by Chris Roberts Philip Carter is wrongly imprisoned and brutalised in jail. When he emerges, how will he cope with the realisation that his wife has been unfaithful? QUARRY’S CHOICE by Max Allen Collins, reviewed by John Cleal Ex-marine sniper Quarry has to infiltrate a crime syndicate in 1970s Mississippi. URBAN LEGENDS by Helen Grant, reviewed by Linda Wilson Veerle De Keyser is being hunted and she knows it. But how can a man who’s meant to have died first in prison and then in a fire at a ruined castle be in a position to threaten her now? THE EDGE OF THE WATER by Elizabeth George, reviewed by Sylvia Wilson A marine biologist comes to the remote Whitbey Island to investigate a black seal known as Nera, which returns to the island at the same time each year. A mysterious mute girl is found wandering on the island and none of the locals want anyone to go near the seal. A DARK INHERITANCE (audiobook) by Chris D’Lacey, reviewed by Linda Wilson Rescuing a dog from almost certain death on a clifftop sets in train a series of events that turns teenager Michael Malone’s life upside down and promises to bring him closer to the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of his father three years ago. Best wishes Sharon
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