Friday, March 18, 2016

Where Jen's Book Thoughts Readers Are Reading

Happy Friday. This week has absolutely gotten away from me. I'm nursing my older Labrador who just had surgery, but the surgery went very smooth and it's a sunshiny day so we're full of smiles around here. I have a ton of content I need to get up here on the blog for you, but today we need to take a peek at where another of our wonderful readers is reading.

Bill Cameron is simply a fabulous guy and I'm so excited he's our guest today! In addition to being witty and very adept with Twitter, he's a super talented writer. He's written short and novel-length crime fiction for adults and this June he dips his toe into the YA end of the genre with his new book, Property of the State (which you may remember from me mentioning in the books I'm looking forward to this year). I'll stop yammering so we can get to the fun part. Welcome Bill Cameron!

Here I am outside the Book Bin in Salem, Oregon—one of my favorite stops whenever I make it to our state capital. And the book I’m reading is also one of my favorites, Lock & Mori: the debut from Heather Petty.  

Lock & Mori is a wonderful offering to the world of Sherlock Holmes, a unique and striking look at how Holmes and Moriarty not only first met, but how they worked together to solve a challenging series of murders in London. Set in contemporary London during the pair’s teen years, we see “Lock” as a young man and “Mori” as a young woman, both in their larval forms—already brilliant, already competitive, but raw and vulnerable. The writing is as sharp as the characters’ keen intellects, and the plot as rich as aficionados of Holmes have come to expect. This is a fabulous book worthy of multiple readings. I can’t recommend it more highly.

Such a great contribution to the series. We seem to be bouncing back and forth from coast to coast. Last week we had Judy from the Midwest. Now that the weather is improving I'm hoping to hear more from the middle of the country...and beyond. :-) Check back next week to see where (and what) our next reader is reading. Have a great weekend and happy reading!


Malcolm Avenue Review March 19, 2016 at 1:41 PM  

Bill is the best and this is a great shot. It makes me want to road trip up to Oregon. Can't wait to get my hands on Property of the State, either!

Jen Forbus March 24, 2016 at 10:01 PM  

Lo, me too! I'm really looking forward to it.

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