Author Archives: Pat Lewin

Hinterland

So, I am obviously in a British Mystery Phase. After Shetland (which I’m still going through withdrawal over), we started watching Hinterland. It’s different, a bit darker, but really good.  Great stories, a tortured but brilliant lead characters, and excellent … Continue reading

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Shetland

A friend recommended this series a couple of years ago. Her comment was that it was the best TV Series she’d ever seen. So I watched it — and may have talked about it on FB at that time. And … Continue reading

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A Difficult Year

What can I say about the past year that hasn’t already been said by wiser and smarter people than me?  It has been a difficult time, for everyone, though I know the degree of difficulty has been different for each … Continue reading

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The Frangipani Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu

From the Back Cover “First in a delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, introducing amateur sleuth Su Lin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Singapore. 1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, … Continue reading

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Have You Seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde

From the Back Cover “Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend … Continue reading

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The Outsider by Stephen King

From the Back Cover “An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father … Continue reading

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Robert McCammon’s Mathew Corbett Series

As readers, I suspect you’ve often experienced someone asking you who your favorite author is. I mean, how do you answer that question? I have dozens of favorite authors, and I suspect you do as well. Maybe even dozens by … Continue reading

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Artemis by Andy Weir

I imagine Andy Weir was a bit daunted by the prospect of following his surprise blockbuster, The Martian, with a new novel. Most authors build their skill and readership over numerous books, so that by the time they write that … Continue reading

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My Favorite Character

Erin Baker (from Out of Reach & Out of Time) All authors have their favorite books, the ones that will always hold a special place for them. I have several that have meaning for me because of the time or … Continue reading

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Year One by Nora Roberts

My Review I’m obsessed with apocalypse fiction. (I’m sure a psychiatrist would have a field day with that confession. LOL!) I’ve been reading it for as long as I can remember. So, when a friend mentioned that Nora Roberts had … Continue reading

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