Friday, March 22, 2013

Second Wind - Dick Francis

Meteorologist are usually just looked upon only for the weather but Perry Stuart is a favorite of the racing crowd and his fame helps him get a ride into a hurricane.  Now you may ask how does a weatherman in England end up in a plane in the Caribbean and that would be a good question.  In typical Francis style it is answered in a very logical way that keeps you turning the pages until late at night.

Limited steeplechase exposure in this novel but still an excellent read.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Seeing A Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters

Amelia Peabody and her intrepid husband Emerson are back once again in Eygpt for a season of digging but of course none of that goes smoothly.  Mysterious messages, irritating gad abouts, danger, and secrets, pretty normal season.

In 1903 Cairo is a hotbed of dalliants, want-a-be archeologiest, and serous scholars. Seperating the grain from the chaff takes a sharp eye.  When Amelia dreams of a Large Cat she takes it as a message of something more to come. 

Ramses, their son, Nefret their adoptive daughter, and David, the grandson of their reis add a few more layers to the happenings within the family.

Filled with humor and a classic who done it style you will laugh out loud as your read.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Beyond by Graham McNamee

A ghost story, a mystery, or is it a tale of possession?  The reader must decide.  A face paced page turner that has a few disturbing moments which really stick with you later.  Good enough that I know I will wait a year and reread it again to find the things I missed the first time around because I wanted to see what happened next.

Note, does deal with a child molestor/abductor so not for the younger crowd, more a high school book in my opinion.