Monday, May 23, 2011

Under the Gun - Again!

This wasn't the post I intended to write this morning. I put some more mystery writers and their new releases on Village of Mystery yesterday and was going to tell you about that.  However, my heart is heavy, my mind not functioning on the business of the day. I am still searching for friends and relatives that lived in the Joplin Missouri area. There has been, so far, no word from them. If you missed the news 25 percent of Joplin was destroyed by a massive tornado about 5 p.m. yesterday. 

To make matters worse this part of the state is under severe weather alerts for the next two days. Right now black clouds are hovering overhead and the weather radio indicated our county is in the path of a thunderstorm that may, or may not, produce a tornado. On that note I'll let you go - until next time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dying for a Date

'If I’d known my clothes would be covered in blood by the end of the evening, I probably wouldn’t have agonized over my wardrobe selection.' 

This is the opening sentence for the book, 
Dying for a Date, by Cindy Sample. The main character, Laurel McKay, thirty something, divorced, mother of two is talked into joining the Love Club. Her first date is a handsome CPA who, in self-defense, she slugs with a cell phone only to find out the next morning that the man was found dead in his car. Can you kill someone with a cell phone? That's the question asked by Detective Tom Hunter as he tries to ascertain if Laurel is a serial killer, or just a victim of poor judgement and ridiculous circumstances. 

Disastrous dating is the overall theme of this very funny, highly entertaining novel. I found myself saying, "Yeah, that would be what would happen to me." There are many laugh-out-loud lines but there is also some jaw-dropping action. Lots of suspects, including the ex-husband, and a triage of plot complications. A delightful read.  Oh, and you will learn a new acronym; PTDMSS.  No, I'm not going to tell you what it means - you'll have to read the book!