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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Someone just slap me...

if I ever read another Patricia Cornwell book.  I've finished it, so now I can complain.  The woman is nuts.  Certifiably nuts - and she makes more money than God selling her overly technical, pedantic crime novels.  This dumb book brought back the preposterous wolfman of the French crime family that for some unknown reason had targeted Benton in the past - to such a degree that he faked his own death and left Kay hanging for six years.  Then the idiot married him anyway.  Marino sexually assaulted Kay in one of the last books and they're still friends - and Lucy is still operating outside the law while having an affair with the ADA in charge of the New York Sex Crimes unit.  I swear the plot was so convoluted - and I could just spit, it was so ridiculous.  It was so far-fetched it wasn't even entertaining.  There were so many peripheral characters that weren't remotely germane to the story - and maybe she intended them to be red herrings, but it sure didn't work out that way.  Cornwell always says that Scarpetta isn't her alter ego, but after reading this, I think that Scarpetta is her other personality.  Then I read this blurb that says Cornwell is encouraging her fans to go to Amazon.com and mark all negative reviews of her work as not helpful as she contends that these negative reviews are harming her sales.
Give me a break!

3 comments:

  1. ????? I think I have read this but now I don't know!!

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  2. I've never been "into" Corwell's books, but I really enjoyed your review. Don't hold back!

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  3. I picked this book up a while back at a used book sale. I haven't read it yet, except for a few pages. I don't know if I will bother now. I'm glad I read this.
    If you have two comments from me, post one and ignore the other. I wrote it and it disappleared after I hit post comments.
    ♥ Joy

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