Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, is found murdered in the middle of the night in a#1 Superintendent Hannasyde series - Mystery
Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, is found murdered in the middle of the night in a small village. He's in evening dress, his feet in the stocks on the village green.
The Superintendent discovers the dead man's family members are eccentric and odd. Many, including the family members, are likely suspects.
The characters' eccentricities and dialog are entertaining. The list of those with good motives for murder grows quickly, as secrets are uncovered. I liked the surprises, and continuing new clues that kept me guessing until the final pages....more
This indispensable A-Z guide to flowers, plants, shrubs, trees is a treasure trove for any gardener. It also includes precise information oNon-Fiction
This indispensable A-Z guide to flowers, plants, shrubs, trees is a treasure trove for any gardener. It also includes precise information on strategic planting of trees and shrubs to shade your home, how to use terrace planting for pleasing appearance, as well as the most efficient water use.
A pictorial guide of good and bad garden pests or insects, and the best way to attract the good and defeat the bad. A pictorial guide of flower, shrub and tree diseases presents pictures of diseased leaves, identifies the disease, and provides information on how to treat each one.
The reader can follow step-by-step instructions on how to aerate the soil for flowers, plants, and trees to enrich the soil, loosen the soil to provide air, and allow water to reach the roots.
For advanced gardeners, there are design ideas for English gardens, desert gardens, decorative grass use, and so much more.
Every spring I check out one of our many library copies, and keep it close for reference several times every week until late summer or Fall....more
“…a flawless literary refresh of giallo devices, completed with a masked-and-gloved killer;7/22/16 *on order @ libr*
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“…a flawless literary refresh of giallo devices, completed with a masked-and-gloved killer; long, sharp knives; screaming, lingerie-clad victims; and twists aplenty – oh, get ready for the twists. Security is perfectly tuned for blockbuster status: scary, gory, kinky, and experimental enough to push readers’ envelopes without going so far as to lose mainstream appeal. They don’t make a hotel big enough to house all the people who will want to read this, and soon, as in Manderlay, all eyes will be on Wohlsdorf.”— Booklist, starred review ...more
Fun, fast moving plot, multi-layered intrigue, filled with unique paranormal creatures/spirits, etc. Ex#2 Heartstrikers series - Urban Fantasy/Dragons
Fun, fast moving plot, multi-layered intrigue, filled with unique paranormal creatures/spirits, etc. Exceptionally well written.
Julius, a nice dragon, is the Heartstriker dragon clan's biggest failure. He wants no part of the ruthless, show-to-mercy dragon traits demanded by his mother and clan leader, Bethesda. To punish Julius for his "failures", she has sealed his dragon powers and banished him to the DFZ, the Detroit Free Zone, where being identified as a dragon will get you killed.
I was glad to see Julius becoming more confident, even if that means successfully hunting and trapping supernatural creatures with a human mage Marci, his friend and business partner. I enjoy the comic relief throughout the book, beginning with the entertaining and LOL hunt for dangerous car-sized tank badgers. A love spell has been cast over their client that attracts tank badgers of both sexes wanting to mate with him.
#3 No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished has just been released. Definitely looking forward to more dragon clans' intrigue, battles for control, and more supernatural creature/spirit/seer awesomeness!