BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM RNB

NOVEMBER 2020

 

 

Back in 1974, the dormant Irish village of Seacross is shocked by the gruesome circumstances of young Margaret Morehouse’s death. Forty-five years later history seems to repeat itself and the quiet life of the coastal Irish village is suddenly shaken by a series of ritualistic murders. Someone had broken the pact of secrecy to obtain justice, but if the truth comes out nobody will be spared, from the future Taoiseach to the local men of power. Inspector Billy McCabe is called to investigate but what hides behind those deaths is more obscure than he thinks. Not only will the inspector have to face his demons and test his beliefs but he will also have to watch over his shoulder because nobody can be trusted, not even the ones closest to him.

 

In the end, McCabe will find his way out of the net of lies and old secrets, but at what price?

 

Genre: mystery, crime, suspense

 

Author’s blog Click – Truly Madly Ordinary on WordPress

Sarah’s day was already off to a bad start when the arrival of a strange package from an unknown sender sent her spiraling into a state of paranoia. Memories of a tortured childhood in her grandmother’s care taunt her as she tries to piece together the events of the past few months—the events that have led up to this day. She’s convinced that a killer is coming for her, and it’s become a race against time and madness to figure out who is pulling the strings in this game of hunt or be hunted.

 

About the author

 

When once asked for an author bio, River Dixon was quoted as saying “Life is pretty good these days. But that doesn’t mean I don’t remember. It’s quite easy, too easy, to slip back to what once was, realizing it still is. Fortunately, I have the knowledge that there is an underlying hope in all this, and that is one of the greatest gifts the years have given me.”
When asked what she thought of his writing, his wife answered with “I don’t know, he puts his soup in the freezer and ice cream in the microwave. I think that just about says it all.”

River Dixon and his family are currently trapped in the incessant heat and beauty of Arizona.

Visit River’s website for more poetry and short fiction Click – The Stories in Between on WordPress

 

Genre: horror, pulp fiction, psychological suspense

 

 

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life’s work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

 

Nabokov’s astute and original analysis of some of the most well-known and important classics never ceases to amaze me. He often presents motives and structures in the works that I had never thought, but afterwards seem as clear as the light of the day.
I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in getting a wholly original analysis of these classics! Thoroughly enjoyable and bound to give you a lot of new insights.

 

!!! If you love intelligence and value language, this is as close as one can get to an ideal conversation about literature.