Welcome to a look at some of the posts I have read over the last couple of days and whilst I cannot fit everyone in that I have enjoyed… I have shared on FB and Twitter.
Two regular visitors and supporters of the blog first, author and translator Olga Nunez Miret reviews Death in a Mudflat by N. A. (Noelle) Granger.
Death in a Mudflat: A Rhe Brewster Mystery (The Rhe Brewster Mysteries) by N.A. Granger A cozy mystery with a harder edge and very engaging characters and location.
Fearless detective, ER nurse, devoted mother, and Pequod, Maine’s, answer to Kinsey Milhone, Rhe Brewster is back on the case. When an idyllic seaside wedding is suddenly interrupted by the grotesque sight of a decaying human arm poking out of the tidal mud, Rhe is thrown head first into a treacherous world of duplicity, drugs, and murder.
With her best friend Paulette and her main man Sam, the Chief of Police, Rhe seeks to solve the puzzle of the body found in the muck while also working with the FBI to identify the source of shipments of tainted heroin flooding the local campus and community. Maine’s opioid crisis has hit the town hard, with an escalating number of overdoses. More murders are uncovered, testing Rhe’s detective skills and steely resolve. While she follows the clues, Rhe encounters some sinister inhabitants of Pequod’s underbelly, including a practitioner of the Dark Arts, a hydra-headed crime gang, and an embittered, unhinged lobsterman with an axe to grind and nothing to lose. In her relentless drive to solve the crimes, Rhe narrowly escapes a watery grave, trades blows with Russian goons and unknowingly prompts Paulette to put her life on the line in an attempt to catch a murderer in the act.
Please head over and read Olga’s review for the book: https://www.authortranslatorolga.com/2018/11/13/tuesdaybookblog-death-in-a-mudflat-a-rhe-brewster-mystery-by-n-a-granger-nagrangerauthor-a-cozymystery-with-a-harder-edge-bookreview
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Time for another review, this time from Debbie of Deb’s World with a review for an intriguing sounding book – The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover.
Was there really a time before Avocados?
Yes apparently there was such a time, can you even imagine it??
I enjoyed this book and kept reading interesting bits out to my husband, before he told me that he’d read it himself, so could I not share all the good bits along the way!
As a child during the years of this book, 1960s and 70s, I remember lots of these happenings, but with perspective and age now, it appears they perhaps weren’t quite the heady days we remember. Richard Glover has covered so much in this book, attitudes to women, parenting styles, food, anyone who was different, politics, history…the list is endless.
It was fun reading and looking back. I enjoyed his research findings and thinking about the way things have changed in the decades since the 1960s. Mainly for the better I will add!
I can’t wait to give it to my daughters to read, they probably won’t believe half of it.
Head over and find out more about the book and Debbies review: https://debs-world.com/2018/11/13/the-land-before-avocado-by-richard-glover-book-review
Now time for a reminder from author Joanne Guidoccio that November 13th is World Kindness Day
First launched in 1998, World Kindness Day is honored in 28 nations worldwide. The mission of the day is to create a kinder world by celebrating and promoting good deeds. Individuals, schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to pledge acts of kindness.
Here are ten quotes to inspire you…
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop
“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” Buddha
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” Confucius
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
Head over to Joanne’s post and read the other quotes and perhaps add your own favourite quote on kindness...: https://joanneguidoccio.com/2018/11/13/happy-world-kindness-day/
Here is mine…
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. Kahlil Gibran
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over and enjoy these posts in full – Thanks Sally.