Started Early Took My Dog:  Kate Atkinson
Started Early Took My Dog: Kate Atkinson
/ April 26, 2006 0 COMMENTS

Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she makes a snap decision that surprises herself.  Atkinson has created several mysteries within one story in this latest outing, and although Jackson is the continuing thread between the books, he is certainly not the only…

Mr. Briggs’ Hat:  Kate Colquhoun
Mr. Briggs’ Hat: Kate Colquhoun
/ April 26, 2006 0 COMMENTS

In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides…

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore:  Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore: Robin Sloan
/ April 8, 2006 0 COMMENTS

 Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.