All posts tagged: Emma Viskic

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Male Characters

There’s no contest between my top 5 favourite male characters of recent years, they’re all outstanding, for different reasons. Shanah, over at Bionic Book Worm, is giving us an easy task this week. I’m sure, some of my choices will already be familiar to anyone who stops by here regularly. Here they are, in reverse order: #5. ASHWIN CHOPRA — Insp. (Retd.) is a gem of a character originating from the fertile mind of Vaseem Khan. This erstwhile reluctant hero, aided and abetted by a baby elephant, Ganesh, finds himself going up against Mumbai’s criminal underbelly, and shining through with his integrity, clever tenacity, and dry observational wit. I so want to see this as a TV series. #4. CALIB ZELIC — from Resurrection Bay and, And The Fire Came Down, by Emma Viskic, is shaping up to be a character I want more of. And, so far, has been a really interesting find among MCs: he’s deaf and works as a security consultant, in between solving murders. Viskic does a wonderful job with her …

June 2019 TBR

Ever hopeful that I am, I’m making yet another list of books I hope to read this month. Books that have sat on my coffee table, in the lounge, staring up at me not quite pleading, but almost! Yes, I know, how very whimsical of me. But you know what I mean. I’ve had a weird couple of reading months in which, well, I’ve bombed out. Slump? Ennui? I have no idea. I’m either hitting a brick wall, or the books I’ve picked and read are just not grabbing me, or I’m not in the right head/reading space at the moment. Anyway … hoped for reads in June are: THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny — Tried, tested, and always true to her vision. I can count on Penny to deliver me out of my reading slump. AND FIRE CAME DOWN by Emma Viskic — This is the sequel to Resurrection Bay, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Hoping this one woos me too. DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE by Joan He — I had hoped …

Book Haul #I’velostcount

Just look what arrived today, not one book, but two, Books that I feel like I order years ago. TWISTED by steve Cavanagh, yes, the book everyone and their mother has been talking about. Though, sadly, it’s not an Eddie Flynn book. But then again, this one will say whether or not Cavanagh can move on from his earlier series, and do a stand alone, and still have great plotting  and unique characters. This one has had me intrigued since it was announced and, so far, I’ve manage to avoid reading any reviews, so, wish me luck. BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK I WANT YOU TO KNOW THREE THINGS: 1. The police are looking to charge me with murder. 2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it. 3. If you think you’ve found me. I’m coming for you next. After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted… The second book that arrived is AND FIRE CAME DOWN by Emma Viskic, which is the sequel to Resurrection Bay, …

Top 5 “Unputdownable” Reads!

Yes, yes, I know, it was Tuesday yesterday and I posted my review instead, as Monday was a day off here, and I forgot to post the review on Monday because I thought it was Sunday, and now, here we are, and it’s Wednesday already and I’m thinking where did half the week go? DOH! Anyway, you should all know the drill by now, Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm, so I’m hoping she’ll forgive my tardy post this week. First up on my list is the easy choice: #1 THE CITY OF BRASS by S. A. Chakraborty — an outstanding debut from someone who will be a go-to author even if she writes her grocery list on the back of a napkin, I am so there. Chakraborty’s world-building is second to none, as are her terrific cast of characters. Dara, Ali and yes, Nahri and the city of Daevabad. I so want to live there, or at the very least, be able to do a Disney visit, …

I’m Wishing On A List

This morning I sat down and ruthlessly went through my lists. You know, book lists. Specifically, my Wish List and my I Want To Buy List, whittling down books on both lists that while, at the time I wanted, have been evicted for one reason or another, or demoted to a, I’ll Keep A Note of That Title Just In Case list. What’s left on my much-shorter list of books I want to buy, are listed below—an eclectic mix of genres—books with characters and stories that interest me. Of course, just because they made it onto this, eh, final list, doesn’t mean I will (A) buy them, or (B) read them. You know how it goes. A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny WE WERE KILLERS ONCE by Becky Masterman THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF A BOLLYWOOD STAR by Vaseem Khan AND FIRE CAME DOWN Emma Viskic TWISTED by Steve Cavanagh BRUSH BACK by Sara Paretsky BLOOD ON THE TRACKS by Barbara Nickless DEAD STOP by Barbara Nickless THE STATE COUNSELLOR by Boris Akunin PRESUMED INNOCENT by …