Friday, March 28, 2008

Venetian Betrayal

Venetian Betrayal
by Steve Berry

Cotton Malone, a retired justice department agent turned Danish bookseller, is lured back into another intriguing situation. This time, he and his cohorts are on the hunt for Alexander the Great's tomb. The search leads through Venice to Asia. Double crosses, tactical warfare and antiquities - what a combination!

- Rochelle

Tuesday, March 11, 2008



I can't help it. I love the BBC TV series Ballykissangel. From Father Peter Clifford to bar owner Assumpta Fitzgerald, the characters are lovable in a small town quirky way. Of course there's the budding romance plot, the humorous characters making a mess of things and the typical small town big shot. At the center of it all is Fitzgeralds, the local pub.

Filmed in Avoca in County Wicklow, the setting is gorgeous. This would make the perfect St. Patrick's Day film fest.

- Holly

Monday, March 3, 2008

Dark Tort

Dark Tort
by Diane Mott Davidson

Diane Mott Davidson "cooks up" another murder mystery with Colorado caterer, Goldy Schultz. Goldy is the owner of Goldilocks Catering and has been recently hired to cater for the local law firm of Harahan & Jule, a.k.a. H & J. Just as Goldy enters H & J one evening to start preparing her Chicky Bread for the next morning's breakfast, she stumbles over the dead body of Dusty Routt. Dusty was a paralegal in training and niece to Richard Chenault, owner of H & J.

At Dusty's mother's request, Goldy decides to try and find the murderer, in between catering jobs. Soon, she is knee deep in clues and interesting suspects.

I liked this mystery because it kept me guessing right up to the end. Goldy's recipes are in the back of the book, in case you get hungry. I highly recommend the Chicken Piccata Supreme!

- Ann