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Joy Nash is a USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Award Finalist applauded by Booklist for her "tart wit, superbly crafted characters, and sexy, magic-steeped plots."

» Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thanks... and a reading suggestion

Thanks to all who emailed to wish my brother-in-law well. He woke from his coma after 6 days (huge relief!) and is making good, if slow, progress. He'll probably be in the hospital a while yet.

So go out and hug someone you love today - life is uncertain, as we all know just by reading the news, and no one ever knows when they are going to get a second chance.

On a lighter note, I have a reading suggestion...a classic this time. Lately my kids and I have been getting into read-out-loud mysteries. Our latest was an Agatha Christie that I never read during my Agatha Christie phase when I was a teenager. It's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. ("Wasn't he the guy in The Blues Brothers?" my kids wanted to, kids, that was DAN Ackroyd!) Anyway, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was first published in 1927 and is considered the best of Agatha Christie's early works. (And oh, yeah, I did get that pic from Amazon - I don't think they'll mind.)

It's fantastic - very complicated and intricate. Agatha Christie is very sly and sarcastic, as always, and some scenes are a real hoot! And I'm not lying when I say that when we got to the end and found out who did it, all four of us screamed!

So if you like cozy mysteries, check it out! And here's a clue for American readers (nothing at all to do with the plot!) -- the "vegetable marrows" that Hercule Poirot is growing is his little garden and pitching over the wall onto his neighbor's head are more commonly known to us Yanks as...zucchini!


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