All posts tagged: Matthew Hall

Monday Morning Musings

You know what they say the best laid plans of mice and men, hmmm, although the proverb doesn’t seem to include women but still, my plans for the weekend went out the window sometime on Friday. And I never managed to finish A LIFE TO KILL this weekend. In fact, I haven’t picked up since Friday due to every conceivable interruption known to, well, woman! And while we did manage to get out for a few hours on Saturday, we never got to go see Captain Marvel—as part of my birthday celebration. Yes, you read right, I have a birthday this week, but please, don’t tell anyone, they’ll all want a slice of cake and, well, you know how it is with cake, there’s only so much to go around. Anyway, I digress, the one shiny moment of the weekend was stopping by my local book shop to pick up a copy of, STAR OF THE NORTH by D.B. John, which I’d had on order. Another book I’m really excited to read: Star of the …

First Impressions Friday: A Life to Kill

For those of you who don’t know, First Impressions Friday is a meme where you talk about a book that you just started. Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. Don’t forget to link back to Joe at Storeys of Stories. “The day they’ve all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six month wait. But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old Private Pete “Skippy” Lyons is abducted and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action. Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the Army won’t provide. How could Private Lyons have been snatched from a heavily fortified command post? And why are officers trying to disguise what happened during the mission to save him? Their only hope lies with Coroner …

WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words in which you answer three simple questions about what we’re reading: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I am currently reading: I started CARDINAL: Forty Words For Sorrow by Giles Blunt yesterday and I’m already a third of the way through. This is both crime fiction and something of a police procedural, in which John Cardinal is the lead detective in a series of missing children cases that are, somehow, all linked. What’s more, the series is now a dramatic TV show here, in Canada, on CTV TV starring Billy Campbell in the lead role. What I just finished reading: I just recently finished reading and reviewed SHELL GAME by Sara Paretsky, which is the nineteenth installment of Paretsky’s very famous V. I. Warshawski series of detective novels. Check out my review for more information about the book and series in general. What I plan on reading next: I …