Your entire family spends a good 20 minutes calling for one of your dogs, searching the house up and down, and the garden and checking the gates AND taking the car out to check the roads and then you walk into a room to start checking every damn small space, and he’s sitting on the bed, chewing a bone. And the door to the room was closed not two minutes ago when everyone left to go driving out looking for him.
Heart attack averted for tonight anyway. The little bugger was so busy eating, he wouldn’t come when we were calling.
I am going to focus on books now. Nods. Like:
I fully admit to judging this book by it’s title but, okay, it’s not exactly the full title: She be Damned: a Heloise Chancey Mystery. That said, Heloise rolls of the tongue quite nicely, doesn’t it? She is a professional detective, in London 1863. The police willingly turn to her for help, so given the time I am curious as to how she got to this position. Given what’s happening to the victims in Waterloo, I am getting a distinctly Jack the Ripper vibe, however that’s not all it’s about. Heloise investigates with her maid Amah, and somewhere along the line she is implicated in the murders. So, yes, I am looking forward to these ladies alot. Also, killer cover!
So you know how you always wanted Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher to team up in a short story together? Yeah, it happened.
The premise is simple: 12 of the best female thriller writers paired with 12 of the best male ones, and together they come up with a story in which their characters meet. Like Brennan and Reacher AND Tony Hill (Val McDermid) and Roy Grace (Peter James). I am so curious to read how these authors pull off these characters together like this. Wait, what’s the weirdest, best matchup you’d like to see of your favourite characters? OR sleuths?
Third this week is a graphic novel which Tammy reviewed over at Books Bones & Buffy
And it’s just what you think it is: the tales of 6 female superheroes and love interests who have all been fridged to progress their male characters’ storylines. I am all over this particular trope being subverted. All the time.
The blurb of the fourth describes it as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy meets X-Men and who can resist that?
Which admittedly, is giving me some Wolf by Wolf vibes, but not a whole heap. Our intrepid young woman Kim is part of a secret project in the UK during the Great War to weaponize people with powers. Yes, this is set in 1936 (cool cover right?). Kim’s power is that she can draw out the truth from people and is given the task of uncovering the Nazi sympathisers living among British high society and discovers a plot to invade England. So what’s a girl to do? Stop it, of course! Seriously though from the cover to the spying, is this not brilliant?
Because we get like the best movies late at night here — like all the Scream ones wherein many young girls have died, I was rather taken by this one because it subverts that particular trope.
Quincy is a member of the Final Girls club, which is exactly what you think it is — she survived a massacre, so she’s a final girl — like Sam and Lisa who survived their own massacres. And who want to put it all behind them and never meet, no matter how much the media like the idea.
Ten years later, Quincy is is doing well but Lisa is dead, and Sam comes looking for her. Which is about when things take on a weird bent in the blurb, because it almost seems like Sam killed Lisa, but then it goes and adds that this all makes Quincy seek out the truth of what happened during the massacre she survived… which makes me wonder, how could she not remember what happened? This creeps me the hell out, but I love the idea of the Final Girls plot line!
YAY or NAY to Final Girls??