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Preview — The Glass Factory by K.J.A. Wishnia
The Glass Factory (Filomena Buscarsela #3)
From the first sentence, this book was a delight. Filomena is smart and sassy, and totally believable, from her tussles with her three-year-old daughter Antonia (an extra in this book is a fun story told by Antonia aged 12) through sorting out unpleasant thugs and hitting the worst news ever, to the joys of a sur ...more
before but will definitely look out for them in the future. Filomena is an
ex cop with a grudge, a well deserved grudge against a chap that has to all
intense and purposes murdered her – you will have to read the book to
understand what I mean. Filomenia is a brilliantly conceived character, you
would certainly love to have her around. That dialogue in the book just
jumps off the page and is as sharp as a knife. The story is abo ...more
I have to take Wishnia slowly as the fast paced first person narrative starts to give me a headache after a while. Which is a compliment rather than a complaint as it means I really get inside Filomena's head. This is the third in the series and she's battling the same foe as in the first two books. The continuity of story through the series so far is good but I hope that this book concludes it for once and for all.
And it looks like we might have seen the last of that storyline. Nice to have it...more
Kenneth John Alexander Wishnia's debut novel, 23 Shades of Black, featuring Filomena Buscarsela, was short-listed for the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel in 1998. He has written three subsequent Filomena mysteries, Soft Money, The Glass Factory and Red House. Born in New Hampshire, he is a graduate of Brown University and has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from ...more