I am a Librarian with a great passion for books. I read a wide variety of mysteries from classic British to modern police procedurals with a lot of humor thrown in. I am a member of two mystery book clubs that take up much of my reading time, but I discovered audio books are a good way to boost my book intake.
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Laurie R. King
Sweet Danger by Margery Allingham
O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King
Behold Here's Poison
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Any adaptation of Jane Austen
Lord of the Rings
Bend It Like Beckett
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Hi Rebecca, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.
Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."
Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
Thank you for being a librarian....you will go to heaven. My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
Thanks for the invite, Rebecca. I see we have very similar taste in books and movies (although I hope you try a Rhys Bowen book occasionally as well).
Book clubs are wonderful. They combine a love of reading, which is such a solitary pursuit, with the need to share things we love with other people!
The Trixie Belden books came out in the, uh, late 70s, I believe. That mystery series rocked for the tweens, as they're called now. I have a complete set, which according to ebay, is worth quite a bit of money. But, I wouldn't part with them for anything. My teenager read the series years ago, and I know my other two daughters will read them when they get a little older. It's so wonderful to pass down the love of the written word for the next generation.
Hi Rebecca, thanks for the kind words on Bridge of Sighs. I like your perspective on book clubs--they bring you in touch with books you otherwise wouldn't have run into, because, let's face it, how is anyone supposed to navigate a bookstore? Just too many spines to sort through.
Hi, Rebecca - I think we are twins. :) You've got the London scene at the top of the page (I would live there if I could), we like the same books and authors, British, procedurals, with humor. I'm not a librarian but I wish I was. Georgette Heyer, I haven't read in many years. Is there a particular one you like? Right on with O Jerusalem. That's my fave of King's books also. So nice to meet you!