musings, thoughts, and writings of Barbara W. Klaser

November 28, 2001

To Wear The White Cloak by Sharan Newman

Novels are mini-vacations, they take us on guided tours of new places, and introduce us to new people who are involved in occupations or activities other than our own, and who experience unusual circumstances. A good book pulls you in and holds your attention through the story so well that, when it ends, you want more.

Sharan Newman’s To Wear the White Cloak held me this way. (more…)

— Barbara @ rudimentary 12:00 pm PST, 11/28/01

July 31, 2001

Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark

Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark started out slow for me, mainly because I don’t consider politicians all that intriguing. However, I kept reading and I’m glad I did. (more…)

— Barbara @ rudimentary 5:33 pm PST, 07/31/01

He Shall Thunder In The Sky by Elizabeth Peters

He Shall Thunder In The Sky is the second of Elizabeth Peters’ books that I’ve read. I’m now planning to go back and read all of that series, as well as anything else of hers I can get my hands on. (more…)

— Barbara @ rudimentary 12:30 pm PST, 07/31/01

April 25, 2001

Canis by Robert E. Armstrong

In Canis, by Robert E. Armstrong, the head of Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation & Care is Dr. Duncan MacDonell, a man of compassion, intelligence and common sense who’s already doing what anyone will recognize as a difficult, depressing, and thankless job. Then street people begin to turn up dead (more…)

— Barbara @ rudimentary 12:00 pm PST, 04/25/01

February 17, 2001

Hair Raiser by Nancy J. Cohen

Marla Shore has been helping her cousin Cynthia organize Taste of the World, a benefit for Ocean Guard. The experience becomes a Hair Raiser for Marla, when the chefs she’s recruited are frightened out of participating (more…)

— Barbara @ rudimentary 12:00 pm PST, 02/17/01

Beacon Street Mourning by Dianne Day

In Beacon Street Mourning, Fremont Jones, suspicious her ailing father is being neglected by his wife Augusta, returns to Boston to see him. Her father begins to improve, then suddenly dies. Fremont must solve what she believes to be murder by poison, while others, including his doctor, contend that her father died of natural causes. (more…)

— Barbara @ rudimentary 12:00 pm PST, 02/17/01

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