Unless you have been living in a bunker the last few months, you can’t have missed the promotion for the new movie “The Hunger Games.” Before the movie, was the book, however, and it quickly became a huge publishing sensation. Two other books followed in the series and I remember back to when the last book was due.
Restless in the Grave starts out with an atypical opening sequence for Dana Stabenow’s Alaska-based mysteries. It starts on a hilltop in Helmand province, Afghanistan, where a young Afghani, kidnapped and trained by the Taliban for this one mission, aims a brand new high-tech weapon at a helicopter, killing all inside.
The scene switches to Alaska, where the protagonists of Stabenow’s two Alaskan series, Liam Campbell and Kate Shugak meet up.&
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The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat.
Picture a high school student named “The Tao,” adopted at around the age of 5 by very loving parents named Jones. You can imagine the remarks when he went to school and announced his name was “The Tao Jones.” After a lot of anger therapy as a result of being abused and abandoned by his birth mother, he matured into a great kid who goes by TJ. He’s witty, incisive, self-aware – a great athlete and very well-adjusted.