Miss Julia is a southern lady and like all southern ladies she has perfect manners and tends to always be in some sort of trouble. This one likes to solve other people’s problems also known as meddling. In this book she is solving the problems of her housekeeper of many years, Lillian. Miss Julia do anything to save Lillian’s house.
This book starts out with a group of strangers intending to meet at a haunted house for research purposes. What began as a group of strangers turns into a group of new friends, but that is only a ruse because Eleanor’s companions clearly see the house is consuming her.
This book was written in a different era, but the story is not lacking. It is filled with complexity and loaded with subtext. Some of the description is underwhelming and dated, but from the very first chapter of the book we are able to see Eleanor’s fragile mental state. Putting her in Hill House takes her to the breaking point.
If you liked Psycho you will love Bates Motel. Freddie Highmore was born to be Norman Bates. It is really freaky how perfect he is for this role. Vera Farmiga was great also. This series brings out just how demented Norman really is and Mother as far as that goes. It also tells the back story of why Norman is Norman and why they ended up with a motel. We meet and get to know his brother, Dillon. You can’t help but like him and feel sorry for the poor guy.
This is one of the greatest and most addicting series ever shown on television. The actors were perfect for their roles and the writing was great.
You can be sure this series will be on my Birthday and Christmas list this year.
This is the latest in C. L. Bevill’s Bubba series. I love this series. Bubba Snoddy is just wonderful and it makes my day when I learn there is a new one coming out. If you like a laugh mixed in with your mystery you can’t go wrong with this series!
Bubba is just doing what Bubba does. On this particular day it was delivering a casserole and buying wood to built a baby bed. On the way home he is flagged down by a woman with car trouble. She turns out to be a exotic dancer at the nearby gentleman’s club which Bubba soon learns is now owned by Bam Bam.
It doesn’t take long for him to find a dead body. Bubba always finds a dead body and that is when the fun starts. Miz Demetrice is trying to unionize the dancers, Willodean tries to arrest Homeland Security officers, David is working as a female exotic dancer and Bam Bam has a identical twin brother who is dead in the men’s room.
****The author of the series often has give aways on Facebook. Things such as removable tatoos and t shirts. For this book she gave a Amazon Fire. I was the lucky winner. I love the tablet but I want to make it clear that the prize had NO influence on my review of her book. This is the 8th book in this series. I have read all of them and most of her other books. I love her work and read her books. She does not have to give me anything to say good things about them. In fact, she has no idea about this blog and who it belongs to.
When tough guy Jake Boulder and his PI pal Alfonse look into a young woman’s savage murder, the trail leads to an elusive criminal known only as the Watcher. Can they take on both the killer and the local police — and emerge with their lives intact?
Jake Smith is a reporter working out of Little Rock. He is investigating charges of a nursing home collapse when his source is found dead in Lake D’Arbonne but not before he hid some information in the Spearsville Cemetery. Jeff goes on a wild ride from Little Rock to Spearsville. I could not put it down. It was a great book. If you are from Union Parish, Louisiana you need to read this book. Once you pick this book up, you will not be able to put it down.
Rachel’s life has gone to pot. She has always thought of herself as plain. Her husband had an affair and divorced Rachel to marry his pregnant girlfriend. She even lost her house to the other woman. And now she has lost her job. She thinks she is worthless and begins to drink. That is when she starts to ride the commuter train twice a day, often times ending up in front of her old house. When a neighbor is reported missing the police suspect Rachel. She has been seen roaming the neighborhood and her memory of that night is very fuzzy. Rachel is now the prime suspect.
This is a great book. I couldn’t put it down and the ending is a total surprise. The whole story was unusual. It kept my attention through the whole book. The style it was written in may be a turn off for some but I loved it.
I highly recommend this book!