Gigi Vernon's Blog – August 2007 Archive (4)

British railway detective series

Just finished The Lost Luggage Porter by Andrew Martin Luuuuuuved this book! The tone/voice and the atmosphere--fabulous, completely original! There was one moment early on, when the detective has a conveniently chance meeting with the men who ultimately become the murder victims, which I was a little disappointed with. But then what Martin did with that moment... luuuuved it. So unpredictable,… Continue

Added by Gigi Vernon on August 15, 2007 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Crime-related but not a mystery

Just finished "reading" (as in an audiobook) Scott Turow's Ordinary Heroes set in World War II. Lovely writing. Great research and incorporation of authentic details and a bibliography on the website to prove it:

Great characters, especially the two…


Added by Gigi Vernon on August 10, 2007 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Not crime-related but plenty of vengeance and killing

I just finished Conn Iggulden's newest novel Genghis: Birth of a Nation.

Genghis and the Mongols are a topic of perennial fascination for me, and I'm always interested in novelistic interpretations.

The 50 pages of Iggulden's Genghis was a tad slow for me, but then, when young Genghis is out on his own trying to survive! My gosh! I could not put it down. Which is highly unusual for me. I'm…


Added by Gigi Vernon on August 6, 2007 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Premier of new reality show "Murder" on the Spike TV channel

Have to confess I was curious and checked out this hour long reality show. The tagline is "Can you solve it before they do?" Two teams of law students, law professors, and assorted others. A real crime is recreated. A veteran police detective serves as mentor and guide.

I was horrified and fascinated. Couldn't turn it off. Extremely gory and pretty…


Added by Gigi Vernon on August 4, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

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