All the Devils Are Here


All the Devils Are Here

Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec is at it again.

This time the Chief Inspector is in Paris with his family.

As the family are leaving from a meal at his grandfather’s favorite bistro, the Chief Inspector’s grandfather is purposefully rundown in the middle of the street.

Soon, many unusual things about his grandfather’s recent dealings are uncovered (Art thefts, forgeries, murders) as they investigate his hot-and-run.

A GREAT read!

Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

The Bourne Identity (The Novel)


The Bourne Identity (The Novel)

Robert Ludlum

An ‘unidentified’ man is thrown into the waters just before a yacht blows up. He is adrift until a fishing boat rescues him. The ‘unidentified’ man claims to have amnesia from his head injuries.

This man is sent to shore by the heroic fishermen and is nursed back to health by a local ‘drunkard’ doctor. The doctor tries to assist him in finding his ‘lost’ self.

Through a series of flashbacks and mental images (and an imbedded microchip) the unidentified man comes to the knowledge that in his former life he access to 7.5 million Swiss francs, he has a connection to an agency called Treadstone, and his name is Jason Charles Bourne.

As you already know (unless you have been marooned on an island for the last twenty years), Bourne finds out that he is an assassin of sorts.

Complaint: I would have loved to have read this book in LARGE print. The type was so small, it was a chore. But I enjoyed the book!!!

Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

The Evening and the Morning 


The Evening and the Morning 

Ken Follett

This is a Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth (1989).

Edgar, the youngest (and the smartest) of three sons to a renowned boat builder falls in love. The problem- the young girl is married. They decide to run away and begin life in a village far away. Edgar is a superb boat builder himself. This should rather easy to do. (Disappearing is relatively easy in the Dark Ages- 9997 CE.)

The night of the planned escape, Vikings raid the villages and they kill Edgar’s one true love.

Edgar and his family (his mother and two older brothers) move to a small hamlet and try to resurrect a useless farm.

By chance, Edgar meets a noblewoman, newly married, the wife of the ruler of the surrounding lands. He is smitten. He vows to never fall in love again, but this woman has taken his eye.

Murder, treason, a new birth, flooding, illicit relationships of ‘devote’ Church leaders… all twist and turn to make this a great storyline.

I have not read the original trilogy, but I plan to do so!

A GREAT read.

Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

Slow Cooker to the Rescue


Slow Cooker to the Rescue

Gooseberry Patch

If you have not used your slowcooker recently and want a few new recipes to try… This is the book.

My public library had just acquired this as a new listing. I checked it out, and I loved it!

I have just started to hone my skills with the slowcooker, and this recipe book is a treasure!

Once I found myself at tryng to copy the seventh recipe from the book, and I was nowhere close to having read the compltete listings, I ordered the book for myself.

Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

Total Power: A Mitch Rapp Novel


Total Power: A Mitch Rapp Novel

Kyle Mills

MITCH RAPP, America’s Number One Secret Agent, is at it again.

An ISIS technology expert reveals that there is someone selling information that can take down the entire USA electrical grid. He thinks that the information is trustworthy!

The Russians have seen the information and find it trustworthy, but they do not want to be tainted by this evil. The Russians know someone else will buy the information and use it.


Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.


Simon and Schester


Catherine Coulter

FBI agent Dillion Savich is threatened by an arrestee, Marsia Gay. Gay seeks to do harm to all that Savich loves- Savich’s family.

While at the duty station, Savich starts receiving puzzle pieces to imply answers to an investigation. Three separate red boxes of lower, middle, and upper pieces of a hand-crafted puzzle. FBI agent Pippa Cinelli recognizes the town in the puzzle pieces and is sent to investigate.

A GREAT read!

Written for The New York Time Best Sellers.

Shadows in Death


Shadows in Death

J. D. Robb

A childhood enemy of Roarke’s (the husband of Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas), from way back in the days of Ireland, rears his ugly head in the city.

While on a night in the town at the theater, Lt. Dallas receives a murder call. Roarke goes with her to the scene. A young woman is lying dead near the steps of the arch at Washington Square Park.

Roarke sees a shadow among the ogle-ers of the murder scene and is able to identify the person. He is a wants assassin.

The assassin locks on to Roarke and suddenly no one around Roarke’s family is safe.


Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

The Magic of the Night

Red Tricycle

The Magic of the Night

Even magic doesn’t negate Murphy’s Law.

Resounding sounds- Trick-r-Treat.

Masqueraders in the street.

Dancing. Singing. Some were fleet.

Some holding hands of tiny feet.


Ghosts and goblins galore

Harry Potters, mighty Thor

Self-created and from store

Donned my porch steps wanting more.


Soon my cupboards were found bare.

There was nothing left to spare.

When the last small child, so fair

Stood at my door; a snow white hare.


Nothing remains. What do I do?

A rattled brain. My thoughts were few.

But then I spied, on sofa blue.

A small stuffed toy. A little ewe.


‘Twas all I had. This last small gift.

Did bring my spirits quite a lift.

I conjured. Cast a spell so swift.

It baa’d. It mewed. It even sniffed.


The ewe, it twisted in the air

Landing on ‘fours’, without a care.

And off it went, quite on a tear.

Destination: We don’t know where.

Written for ‘Picture This’ @ FanStory.




Stuart Woods


Teddy Fay (a former-CIS-operatiev, now Centurion Oscar-nominated stuntman) is the target of the gangster Gino Patelli. Gino Patelli blames Teddy (who was then Billy Barnett) for the death of his uncle (the former Head of The Family).

Teddy Fay (aka Billy Barnett – a movie producer, aka Mark Weldon – stuntman turned actor) has an assiassin iin search of his kill. To get to him, all the member s of the Centurion (an up-and-coming film conglomerate) are in danger.

A great read!

Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.

I’ve Seen You Drive


I’ve Seen You Drive

Lady Templesworth wheeled onto the pier. Smiting the brake, she pressed the lift enclosing the convertible and shut-off the engine simultaneously.

Quickly disembarking. Lord Templesworth tried to get to the driver’s door of the pink Ferrari before his wife could exit on her own.

She won.

Racing to the dock, she exclaimed, “It’s pink!”

“Completely renovated. Teak decks. Your signature paint. A master and guest berth. A gourmet kitchen. An entertainment room. And of course, the accompanying necessities.”

“It’s beautiful. HoneyBear, why buy this lovely yacht before you’ve taught me to navigate?”

“Entirely a business decision, My PookeyBear. I’ve seen you drive.”

FYI: I cheated a little. I counted Lord Templesworth’s and Lady Templesworth’s name as one word each.

Written for Friday Fictioneers.