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Blogger RouletteRemind me why I use Blogger? Oh yeah, because it is free. For free you get a Russian Roulette every time you post to see if it is going to actually work or not. Always remember to make a copy of your post before hitting the Publish or even Save button.
eBook News: Saturday, July 09, 2005
A Beginners Guide to reading eBooksHere is a link to a simple step by step tutorial on how to get started reading ebooks.
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eBook News: Sunday, June 12, 2005
Review: The Chicken Rescue League by Amy EastlakeI just read "The Chicken Rescue League" by Amy Eastlake, which is a sequel to "Tornado Bait". While not as laugh out loud funny as Tornado Bait, I think The Chicken Rescue League is a better mystery and seems even better written.
Our heroine Tina Anderson is back, and this time her new boyfriend gets murdered in the down on it's heals trailer park she manages. The police suspect either her or Tina's ex-husband for the murder and Tina feels she must find the real murders or face being railroaded for a crime she did not commit. And why was her late boyfriend looking into chicken fighting in the city just before he was murdered?
I recommend reading Tornado Bait first, because it introduces the characters and their situations, then read The Chicken Rescue League as a follow up. On Fictionwise.com this book is subtitled "A Tina Anderson Mystery #2" and I hope that means we will be seeing more books in this series - I know I will be looking forward to them.
The Chicken Rescue League is available from: BooksforaBuck.com, Fictionwise and eBookwise.
eBook News: Sunday, April 24, 2005
eBook Review: Tornado Bait by Amy Eastlake"Tornado Bait" by Amy Eastlake is a marvelous murder mystery novel. The setting is very unconventional in that most of the action takes place in a shabby Texas trailer park. "Tina", our protagonist is a 2o-something woman who manages the park, a body is found in the waste tank of one of her trailers and the police think she might just be the murderer. Tina launches her own investigation to clear her name, only she does not know where to begin or really, how to investigate.
Written in the first person, our narrator Tina, has a wise-cracking "Philip Marlow" type wit. I found myself often chuckling along with her observations. But the humor does not get in the way of the mystery and that is quite an accomplishment for any writer, but Amy Eastlake brings it off with style: I was entertained, I had empathy for the characters, the setting was great and the writing was well polished. Amy Eastlake is a good writer.
My only criticism is I would have liked to have the loose ends tied up a little better at the very end of the book, but that is a minor thing. The main mystery is resolved in good order. I recommend Tornado Bait, and Amy Eastlake's other ebooks are on my buy list as well.
Buy Tornado Bait at: BooksforaBuck.com, Fictionwise or eBookwise.