Two more alphabet letters left and the infamous Sue Grafton's mystery novels will end! For all the fans, including me, hopefully she'll contuinue the adventures of Kinsey!  How about using vowels...or even the Hebrew alphabet...
Here's what to expect from her latest....
X by Sue Grafton (Mystery)
Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, Sue Grafton’s X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey Millhone can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim. Reviewed by Roz Shea.

STOP AND CLICK! (September 2015)

I like to help unknown authors whenever possible and now you, as a blog reader can also be of assistance just by nominating Author Jenifer B. Stockdale by clicking on the link below.

Jenifer Stockdale was born on Martha's Vineyard and her new novel, A Good Memory to Forget is on Kindle Scout and needs your nominations to get published!  (Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published)

This novel, which is full of mystery and intrigue will keep you guessing until the very end...and then you'll still be surprised.  I know because I read the early chapters! 

Click on the link, find it under "Mystery and Suspense" and click"nominate me." 

Let's help this aspiring author! And if you nominate her and she gets published, Amazon will gift you with a free e-book copy.



Often blog readers send me opinions about books and I welcome the comments. 

Susan G. Of Cape Cod had high praise for Ken Haruf's final novel, OUR SOULS IN THE NIGHT.  Below find a recent review..


I don’t think there’s a false word in Kent Haruf’s final novel, Our Souls in the Night. Nor, for all the colloquial ease and transparency of the prose and the apparent simplicity of the story, is there a glib word, or a predictable one.

Ordinarily the circumstances of the writing of a novel aren’t of much interest to me as a reader, but in this case, I am moved, even awed, to consider that the book was written while the author was dying. It is a report from the edge of darkness, made in the consciousness of responsibility. Haruf is bearing witness. Having gone farther than we have, he wants to tell us what matters there. His knowledge of his situation, and my knowledge of it as I read the book, made me appreciate the rare privilege of being with a person who is past the need to say anything but what needs to be said.

BARBARA A. is a blog reader from Boston. This scathing review was also posted on Goodreads.com.

20525628. uy113
by Caitlin Moran
Please save the $17.95, or whatever this horrid book costs, and buy your granddaughter a LEGO set. Together, you can build something far more valuable than this piece of scatological drivel. 
I only finished it so that I could honestly write a review. It's disgusting.

Watch for upcoming Fall releases
Order books directly from this blog.
Click on the Amazon Search Box in the Sidebar.


I have always been an Alice Hoffman fan and have been anxiously awaiting this new release. Her earlier works were my favorites, whimsical and plaintive on so many levels. Her writing has definitely evolved and The Dovekeepers was a huge success.

In this new novel, Hoffman finds inspiration for her particular brand of magical realism in the Caribbean island of St. Thomas and the personal history of a nonfictional woman named Rachel Pomié, who lived on the colony in the 19th century. 

Rachel begins the story as the headstrong daughter of a French merchant, whose Jewish ancestors came to the New World in pursuit of religious freedom and found refuge under the protection of the King of Denmark, a champion of civil rights who also outlawed slavery on the island. 


Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. She is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to save the family business, all hell  breaks loose.

Hoffman turns to actual historical figures, namely Rachel Petit Pizarro and her son, the Impressionist artist Camille Pisarro to tell this wonderful tale.


Publisher's Weekly just announced the most notable books publishing in Fall 2015. I'm anticipating Jonathan Franzen's timely new one and I'm always in the mood for John Irving. 
For more detailed info click on www.publishers weekly.com

As much as I hate to say goodbye to summer, Fall reading looks pretty enticing....

Purity by Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sept.) - In Franzen’s first novel since Freedom, a young woman follows a German peace activist to South America to intern for his WikiLeaks-like organization.

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende (Atria, Nov.) - A love story and multigenerational epic encompassing WWII-era Poland and the United States and present-day San Francisco.

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving (Simon & Schuster, Nov.) - Irving’s 14th novel relates what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, and how his past in Mexico collides with his future.

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, trans. by Ann Goldstein (Europa, Sept.) - The fourth and final Neapolitan novel solidifies the masterpiece status of Ferrante’s series.

A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk, trans. by Ekin Oklap (Knopf, Oct.) - The latest from the Nobel Prize winner is the tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life, told from the perspectives of several characters.