Thursday, February 7, 2019

2 good non-fictions and many mysteries

Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and Hummingbirds by Sy Montgomery, 2011. A great book. Half way through it and finding it very interesting. Good writer, good information.

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, 2019. Very interesting and funny too, he's very clear and fair. Good book.

Australian writer, Candice Fox, has written 3 mysteries so far in a series. Read the first two and am waiting for the third. Good books, with the added benefit of creatures; a family geese, 11 cats (from one pregnant cat) and added at the end of book 2 is Celine, the dog, who howls to Celine Dion. Who wouldn't like these characters who rescue creatures?
1.Crimson Lake 2017
2.Redemption Point: A Crimson Lake Novel, 2018
3. Gone by Midnight 2019

Hope she writes more about these eccentric characters.

Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louse Penny, 2019. More on the Three Pines with Armand Gamache, another good mystery. When his colleague was shot before, she writes:
"The old poet’s bony hands holding Isabelle’s. Her voice unwavering as she whispered to Isabelle over and over again the only thing that mattered.
That she was loved.
Isabelle would never remember that, and Armand would never forget it."

A Tiding of Magpies by Steve Burrows, 2018 The fifth birder mystery, set in Norfolk along with Elly Griffith's books. The protagonist is Canadian, working in the UK, which doesn't really make sense but doesn't really matter. Good mystery.