ROW80 Check-In – 3.1: Sunday Best

It’s the end of Week #27 and the first week of ROW80 Round 3. I don’t know how it happened, but the last four days have been…challenging. Yes, we’ll go with challenging. Intuition led me to believe that a two-day work week would be a breeze and then bam! Another weekend. Woohoo! Right? It wasn’t…

review: demand

Note: Demand is the second book in the Careless Whispers trilogy.  If you have not read the first book in the series, please stop reading this post.  Spoilers are ahead and I don’t want to spoil the surprises for you. Demand by Lisa Renee Jones (2016) In the second book of her Careless Whispers trilogy,…

review: the long goodbye

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler (1953) The Long Goodbye is the sixth novel in Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled detective fiction series featuring the iconic Philip Marlowe.  This book has been on my to-read list for a long time.  It’s been nearly three years since I read the previous book in this series, The Little Sister,…

review: one foot in the grave

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (2008) One Foot in the Grave is the second book in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series.  It’s official. Catherine “Cat” Crawfield is now part of my favorite first-person narrators in an urban fantasy series (if you haven’t been paying attention, she joins Harry Dresden and Atticus O’Sullivan…

review: “devil in the dollhouse”

“Devil in the Dollhouse” by Richard Kadrey (2012) In the timeline of the Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey, this is designated as number 3.5 since it comes after the third book in the series, Aloha From Hell and before Devil Said Bang, the fourth book. The story happens three days after the end of…