“…You grew up and you moved away
Across a foreign sea
And what was left was what was kept
Was what you gave to me
You thought you’d left it all behind
You thought you’d up and gone
But all you did was figure out
How to take the long way home…”
Rosanne Cash – The Long Way Home (from The River & The Thread)
It is only a coincidence, but these lyrics from the most recent Rosanne Cash album, perfectly capture the mood and themes of Louise Penny’s latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel, The Long Way Home.
There are quite a few authors who write mystery series set within the Amish community. Without question, Linda Castillo is one of the best and most popular. It just takes reading one of her books to see why. The latest novel in Castillo’s Kate Burkholder series is called The Dead Will Tell and while I don’t know what the dead think, I do know that I will tell you it is probably her best yet.
Are you looking for a leisurely way to pass a summer evening? Then scope out your most comfortable reading chair, pour yourself a favorite libation, surround yourself with a variety of hors d’oeuvres, crack open Queen of Hearts – the latest novel from Rhys Bowen – and Bob’s your uncle.
With the increase in occurrences of school-related shootings, it was only a matter of time before the crime fiction genre began to address the issue head-on. Recently, with novels like The Competition by Marcia Clark and now Lori Rader-Day’s debut novel, The Black Hour, that moment is upon us.