Hi everyone,

Just back from a week on Cape Cod and already the weather seems cooler. I'm not ready for this season to be over yet, I have more summer books to read. But as Labor Day nears and I finish up David Fulmer's very enjoyable "Rampart Street" and re-read Colin Cotterill's "Anarchy and Old Dogs" (my review is due soon), I thought I'd re-post two reviews from my main blog, cats & crime & rock & roll. I'll try to post new posts here, too, but it's still August and I still feel so lazy!

stay cool.

- Clea

1 cat, 1 three-legged raccoon, and lots of crime...
I love crime fiction and I love Louisiana music, so it makes sense that I'd love James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series, right? Therefore, it should be no surprise that I've been blown away by Burke's latest,"The Tin Roof Blowdown." What did surprise me is how many serious issues he raises in this smart, atmospheric mystery set during and immediately after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita played havoc with New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. Corruption and neglect, both local and national. He brings it all in. Read it for the story, for the writing, for Tripod the raccoon and Snuggs the cat. Read it for the politics. A wonderful book.

No cats at all...
Just my latest review covering a different area of interest, mental illness and memoir: my review of Elyn Sach's memoir, "The Center Cannot Hold."

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