Detective Crystal’s Investigation

Riverside Peace

Clutching the wooden spoon tightly and shaking it at my younger sister, I began my investigation. ‘OK, who did it? Who licked the mixing spoon?’

‘Not me,’ Madison answered, not looking up from the table.

‘Did too. Who else would have done it?’

‘Did not.’

‘Did too.’

The back door closed with a thump. Mum came in with her arms loaded with towels.

‘All right you two, break it up.’

‘But Mum…’

Madison crossed her arms tightly. ‘I… did… not… lick… Crystal’s… spoon.’

‘Did too.’

‘Girls, that’s enough,’ Mum demanded.

I tossed the spoon into the sink. ‘Mum, you promised that if peeled the potatoes last night, I could lick the spoon when we baked the cookies this morning. It was my turn.’ I glared at my seven-year-old sister.

She poked her tongue out and I stomped out of the kitchen.

When I returned a few minutes later, notebook and…

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Happy 128th Birthday Agatha Christie

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Today is the 128th birthday of Agatha Christie.  At one time, I had this grand idea that I was going to read every one of her books in order of publication.  That is a lot of reading.  I didn’t get very far, but it was not her fault, I fall in and out of love with reading.  There are points in my life where reading is much easier, if I have a commute or something.  I love all the Agatha Christie movies, Miss Marple and even the Tommy and Tuppence ones, but especially Hercule Poirot (David Suchet portrayal).  The books are quick and clever and keep you guessing.  The world is a better place that she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

NAME: Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
OCCUPATION: Author, Playwright
BIRTH DATE: September 15, 1890
DEATH DATE: January 12, 1976

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The Outsider – Review.

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4.5/5.0 A solid King read.

The Outsider by Stephen King.

Well, finally I got through this book (no fault of Mr King) and it was a good read, after I’ve read a few that just didn’t do it for me, this one was much more to my liking, it read more like Kingy was going back to the style we all know and love and by far the best of the detective style novels he’s turned his hand to, there are some gory parts but it wouldn’t be a King book without them now would it! This is a novel I would definitely recommend to any reader.

The Blurb –

When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town’s popular Little League coach, Terry Maitland, as the culprit. DNA evidence and fingerprints confirm the crime was committed by this well-loved family…

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Becoming a Book Reviewer – Pros and Cons

Audra's Book Blabbing

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I haven’t done a simple discussion post in a long time, but I thought it would be fun today! If you didn’t already notice, most of my books I review were sent to me for free from the author or the publisher. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d be privileged enough to receive all this, but here I am! While it is pretty awesome to receive free books, there are a few aggravating things about it. Here’s a few of the pros and cons I could think of.

Pro: Free Books!

Of course this is going to be my first pro! Not only am I on certain reviewer lists for publishers, but I have even sent an email to an author I liked to ask for one of their books. Maybe I have just been lucky, but every author I’ve contacted has sent me the book…

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TIES THAT BLIND WITH A GIVEAWAY

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About the Book

TiesThatBlind-sm-200x300Title: Ties that Blind

Author: Chautona Havig

Release date: August, 2018

Genre: Suspense

He may not be the only person in the Rockland area to wake up without a memory, but he might be the only killer…

Simon Prescott, the latest victim of spontaneous amnesia in Rockland, is under suspicion of murder. The evidence, though weak and circumstantial, points only to him. He’s confident he didn’t do it, but there’s no way to prove it. Grieving for a wife he doesn’t remember, Simon refuses to allow his family in, refuses to cooperate with police, and is heading straight for the pokey if he doesn’t figure out something and fast.

Enter: Ella Weeks and Vikki Jeffries. The previous two victims are determined to help him, and with jail time looming, Simon capitulates. But what Vikki and Ella find as they work through Simon’s life reveals astounding and rather…

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Happy 82nd Birthday Robert Redford

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Today is the 82nd birthday of the film legend Robert Redford. His version of Jay Gatsby is the best, by far. The world is a better place because he is in it.

NAME: Robert Redford
OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Environmental Activist, Television Actor, Director, Producer, Theater Actor
BIRTH DATE: August 18, 1936
EDUCATION: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Van Nuys High School, Pratt Institute, University of Colorado
PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Monica, California
HEIGHT: 5′ 10″

BEST KNOWN FOR: Actor Robert Redford is a Hollywood legend, known for his roles in acclaimed films like ‘The Sting‘ and ‘The Way We Were.’ He is also an accomplished director, producer and entrepreneur, having started the Sundance Institute in the early ’80s.

Born Charles Robert Redford Jr. on August 18, 1936, in a multicultural neighborhood in Santa Monica, California, actor and…

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PIECES OF HER by KARIN SLAUGHTER

Books, Books and More Books!

Pieces of HerAndrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never had any more ambition than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life.

Andrea is 31 and her problem isn’t that she has no choice in her future. The problem is there are so many choices she’s stuck. Stuck living over her mother’s garage working as a 911 dispatcher.

But when Andrea and her mother go out for lunch at the mall, things turn ugly fast. A man with a weapon, heads exploding, Andrea cowering and her mother has turned into some kind of suburban ninja! After that nothing makes any sense to her. Mom won’t stay in the hospital and she is adamant that Andrea move out NOW! Not tomorrow…

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MEET LUCINDA E CLARKE

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Yes, this is me! I just wanted to share the graphics that Melanie P Smith put together for me when it was my turn in the ‘A Reader Recommends’ promo. I was just blown away.

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A few handy links.

Web page – http://lucindaeclarkeauthor.com

Amazon author page http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucinda-E-Clarke/e/B00FDWB914/

Till next time, take care.

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MEET MELANIE P SMITH

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Now not so very long ago Melanie was a guest on my blog quite recently, but I really want to give her extra exposure as she was a huge help to me in putting together some really great graphics which I used for my promo and I’ve been using them as tweets as well. This is one talented lady.

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As you can see the sale is over, but it’s still great value.

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Not only talented, but prolific as well.  https://melaniepsmith.com/   and her official site https://melaniepsmith.com/about-the-author   plus Amazon page  https://www.amazon.com/Melanie-P.-Smith/e/B00M4VCS1M

Till next time, take care.

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