Reviewed: “She Lies in Wait” by Gytha Lodge
I’m a mood reader (and watcher) and my current mood is, thanks to the ITV show Midsomer Murders and Netflix, fictional British detectives. I’m not talking Sherlock Holmes or anything big city and edgy and grim (I’m looking at you Luther even though I love you too). I’m talking murder most foul, as it were, in the picturesque English… Continue reading
Reviewed: “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn
Full disclosure: I have not read “Gone Girl.” I realize I may be the only woman in America who has not read that book but these things happen. Knowing that everyone has read that book, I decided to play it coy and read a different Gillian Flynn book first. Enter “Dark Places.” The story of… Continue reading
Reviewed: “Cover Your Eyes” by Mary Burton
As I typed the title for this blog post, it occurred to me that I have no idea why Mary Burton titled this book “Cover Your Eyes.” I’ve never really focused on cover art in judging a book either, but this cover is confusing and not really related to the story of honky-tonk Nashville being… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.