A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT

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A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT



My reading choices are very eclectic. …

I dabble in a little of this and a little of that.

  • I enjoy mysteries.
  • Many times a great who-done-it murder is right up my alley.
  • I am not into many vampire-themed stories.
  • But a good over-world novel can sometimes hit the spot.

I enjoy character-series books …

  • Detectives …
  • Psychos …
  • Even stories that follow families through several generations

My favorite authors:

  • James Patterson
  • Sue Grafton
  • John Grisham
  • P. D. James
  • Dean Koontz
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Michael Connelly
  • J. A. Jance
  • Clive Cussler
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Lee Child
  • Lisa Scottoline

And I’m sure I missed one or two… or seventeen.



Written for FANDANGO ONE-WORD-CHALLENGES: DABBLE 

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GARAGE SALE MYSTERY

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GARAGE SALE MYSTERY



According to her son, Logan, Jennifer Shannon is a garage-sale-diva.

Jennifer is an expert at finding the hidden treasures others seem to consider trash.

In this Hallmark Mystery (unbeknownst to me as a Hallmark Movie when it was picked up at the library), Jennifer stumbles upon a burglary ring that seems to pick its clientele from visiting yard sales in richer neighborhoods.

The plot thickens when a dead body is found.

I enjoyed it.



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES.

NOT A HUSTLER, A THIEF

Grabbing-the-DodgeballIn conversation, a person was speaking of teh number of robo-calls they were receiving. “Those people are the new hustlers,” they said.

At first I thought that was an accurate statement, but now … not so much.

I have far more respect for a hustler: an aggressively enterprising person; a go-getter according to Google.

These phone-call invaders are scum.

  • They set-up a phone list and a remote-program does most of the scam.
  • They purchases (or stole) the phone numbers – no skill involved.
  • They probably bought (or stole) the program necessary for the calls.

A true hustler (from the respectable days) had to have an exquisite skill base of some sort. Whether they were a flimflamming artist at poker, of practicing thier chicanery around a pool table.

Even a artistry of a practiced pick-pocket can be appreciated.

I think all telephone scam artists should be lined-up along a concrete wall and pummeled with dodge balls by dodgeball ninja before have to serve thier sentences.



Written for FANDANGO ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: HUSTLE. 

… AND IT WAS AWESOME

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… AND IT WAS AWESOME



Several days ago, I posted a great recipe on how to cook a steak in a foil packet with buttered, herb-seasoned potatoes.

The potatoes were grand!

The steak… not as much to my liking.

So yesterday, I grilled in the skillet.

WHAT I DID …

A hot skillet with the bottom gently coated in olive oil,,,

A steak (approximately one-inch think) seasoned and grilled on one side for about three minutes…

 Flipped and seasoned, then grilled on the other for about three minutes.

Then flipped and peppered another minute…

Flipped and peppered another minute.

IT WAS AWESOME!!!

I will still do the potatoes in the foil packet…

But I will grill the steaks.

Next time, I think I will try a new marinade?



Written for FANDANGO ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: AWESOME. 

 

CONNECTIONS IN DEATH

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CONNECTIONS IN DEATH

J. D. Robb



Roarke, the billionaire husband of Eve Dallas, a homicide cop, has almost completed the building of a home/ shelter for at-risk youth.

Eve is called to investigate a crime involving the brother (an ex-gangbanger/ ex-addict) Lyle Pickering. Lyle is the brother of Dr. Rochelle Pickering- the newly hired psychologist of the youth shelter.

If you have enjoyed J. D. Robb’s adventures with Eve Dallas, you will love this one!



Written for THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS.

WILD CARD

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WILD CARD

A Stone Barrington Novel



WILD CARD, the newest novel by Stuart Wood, has hit the mark again!

In WILD CARD, we find Stone Barrington once again the target of evil villains.  But as you well know, Stone is not an easy kill.

This time, the villains try to target many of the acquaintances of Stone.

Another quick-n-easy read you will enjoy.



Written for THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS.

SHARE YOUR WORLD: JUNE 3, 2019 

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SHARE YOUR WORLD: JUNE 3, 2019 



  • Do you think there is such a thing as a ‘gendered’ brain? 
  • What is the silliest fear you have?
  • Out of your family members, who are you closest to?
  • What is something you’ll NEVER do again?


Do you think there is such a thing as a ‘gendered’ brain? 

Simon Baron-Cohen, and a reputable team of researchers conducted a substantive study of infant brains undertaken at Cambridge in 2001 which suggests that newborn girls respond, on average, more positively to faces and baby boys to objects — and you can see where that takes us. At birth you haven’t been conditioned by society yet.

What is the silliest fear you have?

Spiders nesting in gloves and shoes

Out of your family members, who are you closest to?

The one I’m with?

What is something you’ll NEVER do again? 

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Of course, I was dreaming at the time!?!?!?



Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD: JUNE 3, 2019.