Discovered this series over vacation and what a great one - can't wait to read the rest of them! Junior Bender is a burglar and a successufl one for fourteen years, until now. Caught on camera, he now is being blackmailed by a powerful L.A. mob family to help get an adult film made with a former child star. The characters in this book are memorable and I was rooting for Junior to find a way out of the situation.
I've been on vacation so had plenty of time to catch up on my reading. I discovered a new British police procedural series that is pretty good. This is the first book in the series and features DI Carrigan and DS Miller as new partners. They are called to the scene of a murder at London College but soon discover that this has ties to the underworld of illegal immigrants and African genocide. I really enjoyed the characters, plot and story as the mystery intertwined with current politics.
This is the fourth book in Bolton's series featuring Lacey Flint, a young policewoman in London. I have enjoyed each book to date and this was no exception. If you are a fan of police procedurals that also feature a strong female protagonist, puzzling mysteries, set in England - give this series a try.
Rose has Aspergers and lives in a small town that does not quite know how to handle her. She loves homophones and the book is filled with them. She names her dog Rain, Reign. This is a beautiful story about a special needs child and her bond with her dog. A hurricane hits, and her dog gets lost, sending Rose’s world into a spiral. I became attached to the characters and missed them when the book ended.
Middle school student, Maya has very few friends and hates how socially awkward she is. She finds a book published in 1951 on how to be popular and decides to live the book’s advice during her 8th grade year. This includes girdles, Vaseline instead of eye shadow and gloves. Maya’s journey is funny, painful and above all, endearing. She learns that being popular is completely different than what she expected. Both adults and young readers will enjoy this one.
Michael Connelly -If you have not read him yet, it is a good idea to get a list of the Hieronymus (Harry)Bosch books and read them in order. The writing is good and the cases are interesting, but it is the development of character that stands out. I fell in love with Harry.