Author Hilary Mantel passed away this week at age 70. Mantel won the prestigious Booker prize and was highly regarded as a writer considered one of the greatest of the century. She studied law and went on to author 17 books.
Month: September 2022
Marple: Twelve New Mysteries
Don’t Look Back: A Memoir
So Novelist has added some searching tips that may be helpful the next time you may need to use it. If you are looking for an author’s first novel, for instance, you can use advanced search with “debut title” as the genre, along with the author’s name, and voila! the title pops up. I tried it with James Patterson: his debut novel was published in 1976 : The Thomas Berryman Number. Also, there is a genre guide under Quick Links on the top bar that explains the different categories, and lists suggestions and popular authors. Check it out when you have a chance…
The Blame Game
Oh, this was a good read! Naomi, a female psychologist becomes over-involved with two of her patients, letting down her boundaries, since both cases include abuse. This begins to drive a wedge in her marriage with her husband, Leon, since she offers both her clients places to stay. But this plays a necessary part in the suspenseful plot, when someone is apparently trying to frame Naomi for a murder. If you like this novel with its surprise ending, Jones has written several others to check out as well…