Clara Maynard's blog

As Good as the Original?

Death in Paradise coverI read recently that Robert B. Parker’s books will be continued after his death by new authors chosen by his widow. This led to mixed feelings. Much as I love the idea of the characters living on in new books, I am not sure that the new authors will be up to duplicating the original. When you look at some of the TV series and movies remakes, you see what I mean. However, Robert B....

The Black Ice

Black Ice coverThe Black Ice is Connelly’s second book in his Harry Bosch series, after

A Rule Against Murder

cover of A Rule Against MurderEvery year Chief Inspector Armand Gamache takes his wife on a summer holiday at their favorite place, Quebec’s Manoir Bellechasse. They amuse themselves by observing their fellow guests, a large dysfunctional family named the Finneys. Then, a huge statue falls and crushes one of the daughters.  The manoir's owner has A  Rule Against Murder, but someone did it anyway! Armand’s vacation ends and his work begins....

Faceless Killers

cover of Faceless KillersBestselling Swedish author Henning Mankell is well known for his series featuring detective Kurt Wallender. The first book in the series is Faceless Killers.  An elderly couple is murdered on an isolated farm after being tortured brutally. Foreign refugees are suspected and attacks against refugees increase. Meanwhile, Wallender deals with his estranged wife and daughter and his senile father....

The Black Echo

soldiers loading weaponThe Black Echo is the first novel in the Harry Bosch series, and I picked it up because I enjoyed

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