I hope you are enjoying the Spring where you are. It’s sunny in Minneapolis. I’ve been gardening see pictures here: https://photos2shareblog.com/2019/05/12/happy-mothers-day-all-especially-those-in-heaven/
I’ve been listening to JD Robb’s latest In Death Book too, “Connections In Death”. Very well written & narrated by Susan Erickson. This series is about developing family connections beyond those related to you. It’s a community of characters helping one another out while doing their jobs. I recommend this series to all that enjoy crime drama & finding connections worth holding onto.
Check out another great author here:
Lindsay Townsend never disappoints with her witty & timely stories of suspense & romance. Stories that inspire. Worth a click to check out her stories.
May you all find the hope of Spring & enjoy some outside time maybe with family, friends, passerby or a friendly clerk. Smile not only do you feel better doing it you find wonderful connections.
A beautiful view from my terrace garden. Find your view
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The green is appearing once again in Minnesota so its time to bring some Spring reading ideas.
Here’s the latest from one one of my favorite authors:
Lindsay’s Book Chat
I’m enjoying a mystery thriller that makes you think of things that go bump in the night and laugh out loud at some at Kathy Reichs’s witticisms in her book “Deja Dead”. I like the audiobook so the narrator Barbara Rosenblat is also a favorite of mine. It’s like listening to a one woman play very well done.
Smile Amazon Deja Dead Book Link
If you use Amazon and audible for your audiobook purchases remember to link to Smile.amazon.com where you can pick the charity of your choice while getting much enjoyment from all the products available on Amazon.
Take some time today to begin a new book and take an arm chair journey to places near and far.
Reading is fundamental to leaning about the world around you and the many personalities all around you.
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I love a good mystery and Agatha Christie is a favorite author of mine.
I saw this audiobook on Amazon when I was looking for something new to listen too. I was not disappointed.
It seems like every generation of fine actors come together to adapt this book to a movie script and this time they have a another great cast to add their interpretation to this masterpiece of suspense and intrigue.
This cast is all star for the movie and Kenneth Branagh does an excellent narration for the audiobook as well as play the lead in the movie.
I rented the movie from Xfinity too and I’m enjoying it on a cold winter’s night in Minneapolis MN. That’s right snow fall and cold conditions in April here in Minnesota. I hope you enjoy the book and the movie and if you’re in the path of the Minnesota snow storm you’ll be able to relate to those souls on the train trapped by snow.
Here’s a link for the audiobook:
Murder on the Orient Express via Audible
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Plain Harry – I recommend Check Out Kindle version follow Link.
Click link above to check out Lindsay’s latest book.
Lindsay Townsend Great Books to check out
New title out Plain Harry Sweet Medieval – I’m going to check out this book for my summer reading – see the links above to do the same.
Lindsay delivers interesting characters and well researched historical fiction. I enjoy her writing. The dialog is believable and the rhythm of the words flows with no effort from the reader.
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There’s a new book out there for all that enjoy historical romance. Check out the link below to find out more:
Link to Lindsay’s Website
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Happy 1st Saturday in March,
I hope all are enjoying the 1st TV book based series from a Christian author, Janette Oke.
The story lines bring topics that help us understand one another no matter our background or physical limitations.
This is a show devoted to creating TV that all members of the family can watch together.
Follow this link to learn more about discovering how to watch where you live:
When Calls The Heart Season 4 TV from the Heart
My thanks to Hallmark Channel for bringing families together to enjoy stories from the heart.
From: Minneapolis, MN
Line for tickets at the July 9th Turn The Page Bookstore Book Signing Event in Boonsboro Maryland
Beautiful weather and people at the July 9th Event at Turn The Page Bookstore at 18 N. Main Street, Boonsboro MD 21713 – follow this link for more information about the event: http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html
The authors all the authors and staff had smiles. I enjoyed talking about the books they write and the libraries we both support.
Here are the pictures from the event with the authors:
July 9th, 2016 Books on Display for the Book Signing at Turn The Page Book Store
Gage Shepherd 1st in line and busy with book signing.
Hagerstown and Washington County historical account of how the Civil War impacted the people living in the war zone.
Mom and daughter writing team. Lisa loves libraries and said Hi to my librarians in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Hennepin County Library.
Maya Banks writes great books with excellently developed characters. I haven’t read any from Kendra yet more to follow as I work my way through her book.
Samantha Chase greeted us in the line and gave us a very nice pen with stylus top for tablets – thanks much, Samantha. The book I bought during the event will be the first I’ve read from you.
Thanks for the picture and signatures, Nora and for hosting the event for the Fans of your writing. I’m glad you support libraries and literacy for everyone.
Thanks to Laura for taking all the pictures with Nora and organizing the social media accounts and Fan events.
Eva and I after the book signing event – happy to have met so many of the Authors we enjoy reading.
Support for the troops evident in Boonsboro on all the lights along the downtown street. Thanks for all that have served and continue to serve USA.
Boonsboro Flowers I found after the Book Signing Event
Sunflower plants found after the book signing in Boonsboro, Maryland
Rose at the perfect point to before the peddles start to fall. I found this Rose in Boonsboro, Maryland backyard garden – thanks to those that garden.
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A story written to help you understand the criminal mind and the women in authority that search them down relentlessly.
I just finished the Audiobook “The Informant” by James Grippando & narrated by George Guidall
Wow this story was an indepth study of a serial killer.
There were many twists & turns so in the end you are surprised by why Mike was selected as the reporter getting inside information.
Well developed characters & a plot that dug deep but kept the story moving. Very well done.
George Guidall’s voice is easy to listen to. He gives voice to the characters. I recognize them from the vocal tones alone. The narration reminds me very much of a one man play.
I recommend this book to all that don’t mind finding out about the criminal mind & enjoy understanding the woman in authority that go after them relentlessly.
I got my Digital copy from Hennepin County library on OneClickDigital but I wouldn’t mind owning & revisiting these characters from time to time.
Posted in 5 Stars, George Guildall, murder, MurderMysteries, mysteries, Psychological Thriller, Serial Killers
Tagged George Guidall, James Grippando, murder, mysteries, Psychological Thriller, The Informant
Guest #audiobook Review of Slated for Death (Penny Brannigan Book 6) by Elizabeth J. Duncan read by Anne Flosnik
Thank you so much for your generous words Melissa! This is part of a delightful traditional mystery series set in Wales. Each book stands alone or builds on the others. The focus of each changes, with the spotlight being on a slate mine in this one. They are beautifully wriiten by Elizabeth J. Duncan, and completely absorbing.
Note from Melissa Blanchard:
I’m sharing this post from my Facebook account from an Anne Flosnik share. Anne Flosnik is an excellent narrator providing voices for all the characters. I enjoy her narrations and will be picking up this audiobook to add to me reading list. I’ll let you know how I like it blog followers but for now this is an Audio Book Reviews link above shared by Anne and then by me on Facebook. Enjoy.