What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Let's play Hangman...

As I've said before, of all of the Kellerman authors, it is Faye I love the most. Her novels aren't any shorter than her husbands, but they don't ramble on and on like his do. I don't think I'd like an abridged Faye like I enjoy an abridged Jonathan. At this point in my reading life, I don't think I'd even TRY an unabridged Jonathan, to be honest. But Faye seems to choose her words more carefully. Or at the very least, even if not all of her words NEED to be there, they are all interesting and don't bog down the story. Hangman is number nineteen in the Decker/Lazarus series of detective fiction. Peter, an LAPD lieutenant, turns sixty and has a missing persons case and and a possible serial killer on his hands. There's a nice amount of family material here but not as much as in some of the other books in the series. Not that I mind when there's a lot of it. Like I said, it is always interesting hearing about Peter and Rina and their family's traditional Jewish home. Great supporting characters, great bad guys and enough gruesome violence to keep anyone who loves police procedurals happy! It was fun to read especially now that I've been to L.A.

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