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Couple things yesterday. Michael McGarrity's Nothing But Trouble. I love this guy! Under the Color of Law and Big Gamble are fabulous books. McGarrity is the James Lee Burke of the Southwest. Or is Burke the McGarrity of the Louisiana Bayou? I’ll give it to Burke cause of longevity.

It will be interesting to see where McGarrity’s books go. At this point in the Robicheaux series we had Dixie City Jam and Burning Angel. Those books are why I love Burke. Black Cherry Blues is the zenith of that series, but Jam, Angel, and Cadillac Jukebox. Amazing.

I’m on the funny kick, but McGarrity’s 8th Everyone Dies my claim the charts on my to be read pile. McGarrity is not all that dark anyway.

The second book I bought was Suspect by Michael Robotham. I saw him talk at the Madison B'Con and I bought his second book, Lost then and there. Finding his first book was a treat. He lives in Australia, but spent many years in London, where he sets his books. A side character in this book is a lead in Lost. I think it is a wonderful take on authors who may feel trapped by writing a series, but realize the benefits doing so. Of course both are dark, so maybe I’ll read them spring ’07.

Total on this purchase was $13.61. It could have been worse. I left behind a third book the latest Minette Walters, The Devil’s Feather. A fourth was White Shadow by Ace Atkins. Too beat up for me to accept. A Shame cuz I love that guy too.

KM is in SFO so I'm missing her tons


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