The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly is the second book in the Mickey Haller series. Not sure if Haller draws you in the same way that Harry Bosch did, but both books have been ok reads and have book 3, The Reversal, downloaded to read next.
Just started watching the new British version of Professor T. It features Ben Miller who was the first Death in Paradise detective.
This Friday's song is If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away by Justin Moore. I picked this because I am thinking of my Mom today. Four years ago today, we had to rush her to the emergency room at Baptist Hospital.
I am getting caught up on both the Bosch and DCI Ryan series that I have been reading, so thought I would look for another mystery series. Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series was recommended and available on KU, so I decided to check it out.
We just started watching Vienna Blood. Another BBC murder mystery show for us. This one is set in Vienna, Austria in the 1900s.
This Friday's song is Worry B Gone by Chris Stapleton from his 2020 album Starting Over. This performance is a recent appearance by Stapleton on Late Night with Seth Myers. The core message is reflective of many people's reactions to all the turmoil in the world. A "puff" won't be my personal solution, but hugs from my wife and son certainly will.
Just finished up Citadel by Marko Kloos, book 3 in his Palladium Wars series. Kloss is known for his military science fiction Frontlines series. All three books have been quick reads. Kloos tends to leave each with key elements unanswered. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
We signed up for Discovery+ to check out some of the shows being produced by Chip and Joanna Gaines under their new Magnolia Network brand. Their original show, Fixer Upper, was a favorite of ours and I have closely followed how they have built out their business and their brand.
It has been a tough summer. The pandemic we hoped would be behind us continues to cause disruption and death. Despite or maybe because of that, I picked Beautiful World by Kenny Chesney for this Friday's song.
It is very easy to get caught up in everything going on in life and not take the time to relax and appreciate the beauty in the world. I am really guilty of this.
Just finished Borderlands by LJ Ross, Book 14 in the DCI Ryan series. As always in a DCI Ryan story, this story features a stunning setting in Northumberland in the United Kingdom. This time the primary setting is the Otterburn Training Area, a military facility in the Northumberland National Park. The story highlighted the Cheviots, a range of rolling hills straddling the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
Just finished up Series 2 of McDonald and Dodds on BritBox. This series has a similar format to Series 1, but this time there are three 90 minute episodes. Worth a watch!