U is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery by Sue Grafton read by Judy Kaye. Sue Grafton has been steadily working her way through the alphabet with private investigator Kinsey Millhone.
I read the first several of these novels before tiring of the character.
The ones I read were well written and engaging, but for some reason I lost interest. This entry takes readers back and forth between the 80s and 60s as Millhone ties two cases together.
As former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone is dragged into the mix, his loyalty to friends and country is tested. I haven’t read Berry, but this sound like a good read – especially for fans of international spy novels.
Trial by Fire: A Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance, read by Karen Ziemba. Jance always delivers on suspense. In this novel, a woman is found amidst a fire in the Arizona desert. She is alive, but has no memory. As Sister Anselm, a kindly advocate who works with unidentified patients helps the woman; she puts herself in danger from the one who wanted the woman dead.
When Ali Reynolds, a media relations consultant for the police also enters the picture, things become even more twisted. You guessed it. It’s on my list.
New in Nonfiction:
The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder by David Thomson, read by Jeff Woodman. I am a huge Hitchcock fan. With his classic movie, Psycho, he broke all of the rules. He killed off the star in the first 40 minutes! It was made in less that 3 months… and there is no happy ending. David Thomsen, a film critic, reveals how Psycho changed the face of film in America. Sounds like a great read.
Breathing Fire: Unleashing the Leader in You by Mark T. Farias, read by Stephen Rozzell. Rather than join to scores of other leadership books with quick fixes and gimmicks, this book offers practical, universal truths. This advice can help leaders bring out the best in themselves and their employees.
If you are in a leadership role and looking for some down-to-earth advice, this may be the book for you.