The second book from Deborah Harkness' pen is as action-filled as the first, A Discovery of Witches. Shadow of Night adds the excitement, danger, and intrigue of a trip back to the political upheaval and superstition of 16th century Europe.
After finishing the second Inspector Kaldis book while on vacation Memorial Day, I was really glad to write a review. The books are short but packed with lots of color, and the colors are bright Aegean blue and blinding cloud white and dusty hillside tan. Oh, and blood red, dark as night, with occasional flashes of lurid orange.
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.
You've heard of speed dating, well, now you can try speed booking--the fastest and most fun way to hear about great books! Jackson's Carnegie Branch invites you to join other book enthusiasts in the McIntyre Room on Monday evening, June 4th, at 7 pm for refreshments and fun times sharing about books. Please register at the Reference Desk.