With a thriving parahuman accounting practice, a steady relationship, and a circle of trusted friends, Fred's undead life has become more enjoyable than his normal one ever was. Unfortunately it also seems that he's no longer the only vampire to appreciate the up-and-coming city of Winslow, Colorado. A new clan of vampires is moving in, and they aren't well known for tolerating outsiders in their territory.
Fred is a good guy, all around. So what that he's a vampire too. Not at all your typical vampire. Wasn't sure when I started the series, but now I wait for the next installment. Charlette the house is also growing in personality.
World-famous (and now retired) photographer Jenvieve Adams has a debt to repay - and a soft spot for modern witches who have lost their way. Or so she thinks, until they actually show up.
I read the book when it first came out. Recently purchased the audiobook. Like the characters of this author. This book gives more backstory to Lizard and Elsie. Lot of details about how they came to be part of witch central. Also about how Lizard came to work for/with Lauren. WitchLight Trilogy is a great sub-series of A Modern Witch series. Excellent narration. Now I'm off to listen to the entire series again.
Last Train from Hiroshima offers listeners a stunning "you are there" time capsule, gracefully wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb's survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand---the Japanese civilians on the ground and the American fliers in the air.
This book is so much more than a dry history. It talks about the planes, individual people on the ground, and follows them for years. Much medical info included. And science. Outstanding book.
The hilly terrain next to the old Sprocket house that Meg Langslow and her fiancé, Michael, are refurbishing is the perfect location for an extreme croquet field - even the legs of cows and sheep are convenient extra wickets. Croquet has become all the rage in Caerphilly...until it appears someone in town has taken the rage a bit too literally. While stumbling down a steep bank after her ball, Meg encounters the body of a fresh female corpse with a mallet-sized dent in her head.
I recently went back and relistened to this book. Fun, especially when knowing the characters from the later books.
Meg Langslow knew the fan convention for her actor-boyfriend's hit television series was going to be the ultimate in weird. But she came along because she figured Michael could use an occasional dose of sanity, and because it was an inspired place to sell her hand-crafted weapons. And so far, she was dealing pretty well with the costumed fans camped outside, the batch of escaped parrots and monkeys frolicking throughout the hotel, and the minefield of egos lurking behind the show's success.
For some reason this book didn't grab my interest as quickly and thoroughly as the other books in the series. I've listened to it a couple of times just in case I was in an off mood the first time, and still have the same opinion. Its good, just not great.
Spencer Quinn’s quirky, best-selling tales from the four-legged perspective of K-9 school dropout Chet are unlike anything else in the mystery genre. In this third adventure, Chet once again teams with his two-legged detective partner Bernie Little to sniff out the clues in a perplexing case.
I like how Chet remembers things from past cases, but in this book he remembers the same things too many times and using almost the exact wording. I kept thinking I was listening to something multiple times when he would do this, only to find the story really was moving forward. Just taking forever.
Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn’t get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy....
Chet is one good guy. Smart. Has a best friend dog who lives next door. And a best friend human as a house mate. I enjoy these stories and plan on listening to them again in future.
While Bernie continues his struggle to pay the bills, Chet - with his sharp nose and even sharper teeth - keeps bringing down the perps. Told from Chet's perspective and featuring the humorous ramblings of a dog, Thereby Hangs a Tail is another winner.
Another great addition to the series. All written from Chet's point of view. I've listened to them a number of times and always enjoy them.
Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty - a 20-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre - took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead).
Despite reading the other reviews, I hoped there would be more story to this book. But it seems to be so much about the main character and her growing up than it is about the cremation industry.
At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves - only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is?
Hope she continues to write more for this series. The characters grow with each book. I've listened to this series a number of times already and keep picking up new details.