14th Deadly Sin by: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

James Patterson 14th Deadly Sin      I love the Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson.  I get the latest novel as soon as it comes out and devour in a few days at most.  14th Deadly Sin was no exception.  I love the characters in this series and the fact that although the story line revolves around a homicide, there is always the underlying story of friendship and loyalty.

Detective Lindsay Boxer is the type of friend you would want to have in real life.  She is a kick ass detective but loving wife, mother and friend.  Her intelligence and dedication lead her and her colleagues to solve a majority of cases.  It is easy to envision the scenes as you read this series because James Patterson and Maxine Paetro write them so vividly.  The chapters are short, just like all other James Patterson books, and that makes for a delightfully easy read.

At the end of the novel, I usually find myself hoping that the series will continue but at the end of this book, we were left with a cliff hanger.  I don’t ever remember that happening before in this series and if it did, it was at the very start of the series.  I am now desperate to read the next book which doesn’t have a release date this year.  😦

If you haven’t started this series yet, what are you waiting for?

Delicious! by: Ruth Reichl

.    Ruth Reichl has written a glorious book; one in which I wish I could jump into the pages among the words that transport the reader on this wondrous journey.  Ruth had a career as a food critic that wrote for well known magazines and newspapers.  She continued her writing career by composing her memoir in several books.  Delicious! is her first work of fiction.

Billie is offered a job at Delicious! magazine and as a stranger in a new city, she is looking for someone to help her fill a void in her life.  Billie has a unique capability to taste and distinguish ingredients in dishes that are presented to her.  You will find yourself rooting for Billie from page one.

The details of this story will make you want to taste everything that Billie does; they will make you want to visit Timbers Mansion and walk through its’ kitchen and spend hours in the library.  This is definitely one of my favorite books of all times.