Find me today on Spotlight Saturday of Darlene's Book Nook. Read an excerpt from my Agatha Christie trivia book: What's Your Agatha Christie I. Q?: 1,001 Puzzling Questions about the World's Most Beloved Mystery Writer soon to be reissued with a new title, The Agatha Christie Tirviography and Quiz Book. My post includes a book giveaway.
How well do you know Agatha's sleuths: Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence Beresford?
Thanks Darlene, for hosting me.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Things aren’t always what they seem, and for Thomas Jefferson Cody and Sebastian McCabe, this idiom sets the stage for Holmes Sweet Holmes. Writer Dan Andriacco has woven a plot true to the Sherlockian style. Using the art of illusion and the locked-room scenario, trying to unravel this “who-done-it” was a delightful challenge and one that had me stumped. Cody and McCabe must figure out who killed Peter Gerard, creator of the blockbuster film 221B Bourdon Street before they find themselves booted off the St. Benignus College payroll. Suspenseful twists and turns, laugh-out-load humor, and a bit of romance had me turning the pages. This was Andriacco’s second Cody/McCabe mystery, and I’m eagerly awaiting the third. In the meantime, I think I’ll read Holmes Sweet Holmes again!
Check out Dan's other mysteries:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Did you know that . . .
Arthur Conan Doyle used to enjoy telling the story about Sherlock Holmes meeting St. Peter at the gates of Heaven. St. Peter was overjoyed that the Great Detective was finally in Heaven because he would be able to help solve the mystery of who, among all the men, was Adam. Holmes’ response, “Elementary, my dear St. Peter. He is the only one of the millions who lacks a certain je ne sais quoi in the middle of his stomach.”The Sherlock Holmes Triviography and Quiz Book has been updated and will be reissued in May along with The Agatha Christie Triviography and Quiz Book and The Alfred Hitchcock Triviography and Quiz Book.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
|My photo taken in Feb. 2010: |
two captive whoopers in Homosassa Springs, FL
Every morning I log-on to Operation Migration’s website to find out if the Class of 2011 has begun their first migration back to Wisconsin. If you’ve followed this saga, you’re aware that this is the first migratory class that did not make it the last 400 miles to Florida. The cranes and crew were stalled in Winston County Alabama for more than a month while the FAA decided whether or not to allow the ultralight pilots to continue flying. Once the go-ahead was given for the journey to continue, the young cranes put on the breaks. After much discussion, it was decided to crate the nine cranes to nearby Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge; not a bad place for a migratory bird to winter-over. Hanging out at the refuge were thousands of sandhill cranes, dozens of waterfowl species, and seven older whooping cranes from previous classes.
Also settling in on the refuge was ultralight pilot Brooke Pennypacker, whose task was to watch the youngsters until it was time for them to fly north; if, indeed they did fly north. Four days ago, they began showing signs of restlessness, but as of today, March 25, Brooke still waits. Will this group leave or stay? The jury is still out. Log-on to the OM website and read Brooke’s last two reports: March 22: “Same Song - Different Rhythm,” and March 10: “Certainty.” http://www.operationmigration.org/FJ_2012Winter.html
In the meantime, I have my hopes up and my fingers crossed.