Ironskin by Tina Conolly takes Jane Eyre and turns it on its head. Or face. Yes, it's a mashup. A pretty good one, but still another mashup. I enjoyed it, though. The characterization was pretty good, and the plot made sense, if a little confused towards the end. In this Jane tale, Jane Elliot was wounded in the Gre
Australian native Daniel O'Malley has written a book that slithered right up onto my favorites list--and that list isn't terribly long.
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. The book for September was "Sand Sharks" and revolved around a murder at a Judges conference at the ocean.
Howard's book Katya's world drops us right into the action and takes us out on Katya's first voyage as a licensed sub navigator on the water planet Russalka. Katya is 15, nearly 16, and a prodigy. Her Uncle Lukyan, the sub owner, is very proud of her. As they are heading out, a Federal agent forces them to take him and a prisoner on board.
Don't forget to register for Thursday's MiniMysteryCon by Wednesday evening! Space is limited in the McIntyre Room. 7-8 pm on Sept. 27th. Refreshments.