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This Season's Cocktail

Managed to finish Joe Konrath’s first, Whiskey Sour.

I don’t feel it is a criticism to say that there is nothing original here. The standard tenets of the police procedural/serial genre are all employed quite enjoyably. My chief complaint is that the book is too short. I could have used more character development, but that is what books 2 thru infinity accomplish.

Have moved on to Mad Mouse. Really liked the first in Chris Grabenstein’s Jon Ceepak series. The book was wonderful in getting you to identify with the young Danny Boyle and revere the stalwart Cepak. Who cares if I knew the who… but not the why… done it 350 pages before the authors tell us.

Grabenstein has another series out. Reportedly stand alones that surround a holiday theme. The first and the author’s latest is Slay Ride. The book was released in both soft and hard covers. Borders only had the soft. Grr….

Third in the Ceepak seris is Whack A Mole. I’m in.

Might go back to Konrath’s second, Bloody Mary, but next is Victor Grischler’s The Pistol Poets.

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