Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Caterer's Guide to Holidays and Homicide by Jessica Thompson

I am excited to let you know about my friend Jessica Thompson's newest book, A Caterer's Guide to Holdiays and Homicide! If you enjoy Holidays, and if you enjoy murder mysteries, read on! Deck the halls…with a personal chef, a snowed-in lodge, and a sprinkling of murder! “Watch the knives!” While acting as personal chef for a friend’s mountain retreat, Violet and her husband, Jake, must set aside their stress over infertility and create a magical and delicious holiday – until tragedy crashes the party. Being snowed in and unreachable from town, Violet and Jake end up hired for a different kind of job – finding out which of the guests committed murder and why they’re trying to frame their hostess. Violet must find a balance between following her gut and keeping it all under control until the police can reach them, while still managing the kitchen. But can she sniff out the killer before anyone else bites the big one? A Caterer’s Guide to Holidays and Homicide will give you a culinary holiday you won’t forget!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is a favorite Halloween story of many people in much the same way that The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol are beloved Christmas stories. Poor Ichabod Crane is picked on and bullied by Brom Bones. Ichabod wants to marry Katrina VanTassel, as much for her money as for her, but Brom wants Katrina for himself! Ichabod has a supersticious streak, and believes in all sorts of supernatural things. Brom knows this. So what happens after one Halloween feast when Ichabod, broken hearted from Katrina's break up, is headed home at midnight? Something is waiting for him in the woods! And it isn't very friendly...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling is the exciting 3rd book in the Harry Potter series. A prisoner has escaped from the notorious and seemingly inescapable wizards' prison of Azkaban just as Harry's 3rd year at Hogwarts is beginning. If that's not bad enough, the prisoner is accusing of killing Harry's parents, and seems to be after Harry himself! What's a 13 year old wizard to do? At least this year's defense against the dark arts teacher is competent. But will Professor Lupin, the
other teachers, and his friends be able to help Harry fend off a crazed murderer? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was first published in 1999.

Ranger's Apprentice Book 2: The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan

Ranger's Apprentice: The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan is an exciting fantasy adventure geared toward young teens, but exciting for anyone who enjoys fantasy and adventure. Halt and Will have been a great team of master and apprentice, but when Will has to go as an ambassador to the north will he be able to do what needs to be done? Especially when Lord Morgareth does something sinister and unexpected from his hide out in the Mountains of Rain and Night? The story has very little down time, and moves at a quick pace. It also has a twist at the end that will lead into the next books.
The Burning Bridge was first published in 2006.