Because I actually am technically in Sydney, I am off being a happy tour guide for a friend visiting from Canada. So if you want to see what else I’m up to this week, check out my instagram: @sydneyeditor1
But here are some book recs I prepared earlier!
Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series is hands down one of the most witty, hilarious and snark-filled gem of a series I’ve read in… ever. And part of that charm is that Atticus, the Iron Druid has a talkative, snarky and funny wolfhound called Oberon. Okay, so he may no actually talk as much as he and Atticus can communicate telepathically. He’s so beloved, he has his own Twitter account. And NOW, his own short story series. Here’s an example quote:
“[I don’t get it. You guys look down on chimps for flinging their own poo but you think it’s fine to fling other kinds of poo around? I mean, you get opposable thumbs and this is what you do with them?]”
And some wise words of wisdom on life
“I think life is like a ham bone if you live it right. You enjoy it and then you bury it when you’re finished. If you don’t enjoy it and let it go to waste you still have to bury it, so you might as well savor everything you can.”
HILARIOUS. And now, he has his own series of novellas! This is the second in the series, and Oberon, his wolfhound friend Orlaith and Starbuck the terrier he met in book one, set off for Portland… for reasons to do with smelling things (I suspect there’s more, but the blurb’s not saying), and find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation. This is all Oberon’s POV and he’s the main character and OMG, how fun does this sound?!
I am intrigued by this collection of stories. It’s exactly what it says on the tin: a love affair between the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, a man with telekinetic powers who becomes NYC’s next superhero, and eve a story about being a real estate agent for supernaturals. So I am absolutely the sound of this! What city would you like see a collection about like this?
For anyone who has read StillHouse Lake, this part of the book is going to sound very similar: A car crashes into a garage and a cop finds a woman imprisoned within the garage, and that’s who the Red River Killer is unmasked. He’s been killing women for 20 years, and now he’s on the run. Detective Inspector Will Turner is on the case, but the blurb is VERY coy on anything to do with him. Why do these killings hold specific significance for him? It can’t be as mundane as the killer killed someone close to him, I think. There’s got to be something more, right?
Elsa Myers finds missing kids, and the book opens on a case she cannot refuse, even though it means leaving her dying father. Somehow or the other, the search for Ruby becomes a search for a man who has been killing for many years — and this gets under her skin, forcing her to face her past, her mother’s death and her relationship with her sister. I think this half sounds like a wonderful character study, cloaked in a mystery. Hmmm. What do you think after reading the blurb?
That’s all she wrote for this week! I’ll be catching up with all comments, though albeit slowly.