All posts tagged: Peter May

Book Review: Blacklight Blue

DETAILS Title: BLACKLIGHT BLUE Author: Peter May Publisher: Quercus Books ISBN: 9781681443591 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Former forensics expert and current Toulouse professor Enzo Macleod is forced to take a break from his personal and professional pursuits when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Worse, though, it seems he has become the victim of someone who is trying to destroy his life–by ruining his credit, threatening him and his family, and finally framing him for murder. With no choice but to fight back, Macleod stashes his family in a safe house and sets to work. Increasingly convinced that the cold case he’s investigating is connected to his persecution, Macleod tries to connect the dots before it’s too late to save his life and the lives of those he loves. WHAT I THOUGHT This is Peter May’s third installment in the Enzo Macleod mysteries, I read and reviewed the first installment, Extraordinary People, in 2017. This one, like the first, has an intriguing premise, and, for the most part, the story itself twists …

WWW Wednesday

Today I thought I’d take part in WWW Wednesday, which is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words, and share with you: What did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you will read next? What I just finished reading: If you are regular, you will know I just finished reading the drugs cartel shoot-them-up, TEXAS SICARIO by Harry Hunsicker, which turned out to be a novel left over from another era. This kind of ‘noir’ might have seemed exciting back in the day with screaming femme fatals, but by today’s standards, left a lot to be desired. What I’m reading now: I started reading BLACKLIGHT BLUE by Peter May last night and, while the story telling is much better than Texas Sicario, I’m beginning to think old white dudes in their mid to late fifties have got a problem writing female characters. As Peter May spends an inordinate amount of page space describing how ample a woman’s breasts are, among other sexist bullsh*t. I’m half …

Top 5 Books I Didn’t Get To In 2018

As many doing the Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by Shanah, have already pointed out there have been so many books I didn’t get around to reading this year that have sat on my TBR pile for far too long. And, to be honest, I don’t know why. I’ve had a really bad year for reading. Maybe it’s been one too many duds that have made me hesitant to start any given book. And the dog alone knows, I was supposed to read 5 books in November for SciFiMonth, and never got to any of them. The one thing they all have in common, and maybe that’s the problem, is that they are all books in a series. GLASS HOUSES — by Louise Penny Easily my favourite author of the last decade, this signed hardback has sat on my coffee table since it was published. It’s now high on my list to read over the holidays. EMBERS OF WAR — by Gareth L. Powell I love Powell’s SF, and was supposed to read this one for SciFiMonth …