My friend, Richard, stopped by today and brought me some weekend reading. In turn, he picked up my bag full of Monk mysteries to keep him busy. So now I have weekend plans! I've read a few Lisa Scottoline thrillers in the past and I'm sure Devil's Corner will be just as good. She's not usually an author I pick up on my own - but I never pass up a free book when someone offers it to me. I've never read Sue Grafton, mainly because my mother thought that her books were the be all and end all of literature. My mother and reading is a long story for another time... I'm certainly not going to go back and start with A is for Alibi, but Richard said that S is for Silence is well worth a few hours of my time. I'll try it - I'll let you know what I think later. The third book, Second Sight, is actually young adult historical fiction about the Lincoln assassination. Apparently Richard picked it up at a thrift store and was surprised how good it turned out to be. I've read my share of Civil War fiction (can you say Gone With the Wind?) and I'm hoping it's equally good. When I was in high school I read a Civil War trilogy by an author who was popular in the 1940s - Gwen Bristow. Her books are all out of print, but if you ever see one - pick it up. You'll be pleasantly surprised. I can't remember the names of the trilogy books - one might have been The Handsome Road - but her book about the California Gold Rush, entitled Calico Palace, was excellent. And now I have the vague feeling of deja vu and having written about Bristow's books before. Guess it's time to retire to the sofa with Aggie, Peter and Lisa Scottoline.
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