a Stephen King ditty, and then this. sounds wonderful - Kincaid Strange has to track down whoever is killing zombies.
tomorrow is when I shall add the actual edition I’m reading; I love the cover on it even more than the one you’re seeing here now.
whoosh!, that was a fun - well, scary-fun - read! I’d like to thank the Horror movie The Faculty for teaching me who to keep the closest eye on, when it comes to scenarios like this. also...I did get on to the blackmailer.
been a cracking good Mystery, and with only the last chunk left, I can barely wait to find out who the killer is, and why!
Robin gets a nasty note, Heather wants what she shouldn't have, and Caroline...Caroline just keeps making me nervous, with the things she says that seem designed to pick at people's mental scabs. and yet they don't seem to mind.
anyway, that's in the 'Then' sections; in the 'Now' sections, Tanner plods on, and has discovered lies and omissions. one lie is too recent to be detected, but maybe she'll get onto it.
hard to put down, but it’s getting late and I made good progress today. it’s not hard; the book is riveting. sad to watch Heather weaken, though. and worse yet to come...
so the 'Then' sections detail the interactions between Tony, Diana, Chris, and the few other individuals who attend Tony's Addiction Recovery group sessions, Monday nights at his home...and the 'Now' sections make it clear that something has gone horribly wrong - like as in a dead person. the dual structure serves to let out precious pieces of info within each timeline, and the characters are well-drawn, and I'm sure I'm not going to successfully pick out a killer. I do have a person in mind already, though...little things he or she says, maybe not quite what she or he seems...
this feels like it’s gonna be a winner, but I’ve got a long way to go. DI Tanner is cool; I like her. I like that she’s so different from one of my favorite police detectives, Kallentoft’s Malin Fors. it must be fun figuring out what your main detective’s personality traits are going to be, when writing these Crime novels. anyway, one day I’ll read one of Billingham’s series entries - one of those Thorne books - but his standalone novels are working just fine for me, so far.
‘Dolan’s Cadillac’ was only going to end, oh, maybe three different ways, and it wasn’t the most intricate short story I ever read - quite simple, really - but I sure did enjoy it and it seemed like the perfect tale to kick off a Horror (Plus) collection!
forced to stop ("well that sucks, didn't leave myself enough time!") partway through the first story - 'Dolan's Cadillac' - because it is so long that I can't finish it before work. that long Intro to the book also gets some blame for this. somewhat mollified by how much I'm enjoying the first story, which bodes well...
tense and exciting, because Carney has to stay one step ahead of the cops since being framed for the murder of a rival PI. this also limits who he can talk to when it comes to all the shady types and dubious law officers he needs info from, because they might just be happy to give him up rather than help him find the killer or killers. story is getting complex, but I'm following, and I love it.
back in the company of PI Carney Wilde, just when he’s been framed for murder. the last one I read from this old series was particularly fun because it took place mainly on a riverboat - y’know, with the wheel, and the whole bit - and had a deliciously oddball cast of characters. this one is more “bleak and grimy urban sprawl”, and most of the thugs and creeps so far are not deliciously oddball, but I love a series that changes up the environment and mood, in most books. and Carney Wilde is a cool shamus of the hard-boiled batch.
my third Carney Wilde Mystery...in honor of all those Creepy Carnivals The Bingo players are visiting (Carney, get it? - I know, it’s flimsy, but, it’s sort of a Carney book, right?), and because the other two were so good!
things are starting to get sinister. I knew that would happen.
I like the the writing style in this one - Grace’s voice; and she has become like a real person. but I think she’s about to have problems in her life she couldn’t dream of. and I wonder what’s happened to her friend.