Friday, March 20, 2015

Catching UP!

Books that went to press, or back to press, this week:
STORYBOOK II by Elena Dorothy Bowman

   Within the pages of this book are stories that my mother once told me; of certain incidences that she remembered. But mostly it is compiled of the memories that were a part of our lives. Doors were never locked friends and neighbors were welcomed anytime they happened to pass by. And it was an era where whenever someone visited at dinner time, an extra plate was always set out for the visitor to join in the family meal.

Galleys that went out, are still out, or went out Again, this week:
Station 1260 -- 1270 Squad 1260, Volunteer Series, Vol. 3by Tom Ward
Volunteer firefighting paramedic Robert J. Doyle and his crew are back again. He is still struggling with his inner demons, the result of an incident in war-torn Lebanon, when he ordered the destruction of a complete village. As he walked through the carnage, Doyle vowed one day to pay for the loss of so many innocent lives. Doyle, still believes that with each life he helps save; he makes a payment on his debt to God and mankind

LOST SPIRIT: A Hannah Griswold Mystery, Vol. 2. by Robert Kanehl

   In her second adventure, Hannah Griswold begins to experience ghostly visitations once more. The ones she had back in 8th Grade had nearly destroyed her. Now it’s happening again. 

   Worse, Nathan, her best friend’s boy friend, who had once teased Hannah unmercifully, is also experiencing the ghostly presence. Can Hannah solve the mystery of a missing Civil War Soldier who stands accused of desertion? 

   If she doesn’t, will her best friend ever forgive her for seeming to share more than a casual friendship with the her steady, Nathan? 

LAINEE DELANEY: BATHING BEAUTIES: Lainey Delaney Series, Vol.2, by Frances Langley

   Lainee Delaney is back, off for the summer and lying about the pool, just taking it easy, then, as you might expect, if you read Langley's  first book...A Mystery Happens!!!
THE BOY WHO COULD STOP TIME: The Ancient Magic Book Series, Vol. 1, by Evelyn Frederick Moll.

   After strange feelings surround Josh Sparkins when he hears an old time adage, he figures out he has the ability to stop time. This exciting ability offers Josh opportunities for adventure, fun, and even revenge. However, when he realizes he ages at an accelerated pace when he stops time, he fears he is heading for his final days. 

Work Began or Continued on the following Books 
THE MURDER OF SEC. JUDD CANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2.     by Celine Rose Mariotti
       Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have U.S. Senators who really did their job, got along well, and stood up for what was right? This is not your typical book about politics.  It’s the perfect U.S. Senate!  Throughout the book, there is an ongoing health care debate.  Senators Andy Thompson and Hunt Wagner lead the way with a resolution to try to stop President Robinson and Secretary von Schumann from sending troops to Botswana.  But a real adventure begins when Senator Thompson is kidnapped and Brian Travors, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State is suspected of being involved.  Senators Hunt Wagner and Darius Clemens head a committee hearing to get to the truth.  President Robinson suffers a heart attack and Vice-President Barry Newman takes over temporarily.  This book is a real page turner!  Read it and you’ll have hope for tomorrow!



IRIS DESTINY, by Joseph Daniel Carr.

   We are promised a new cover and new edition on this on, but haven't seen the artwork yet.


 BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category!

REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis.
   Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.

TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis

CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis


REVEREND CASTLE'S CRISIS, Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.


Jack's News!
  by your bookstore cat, 
and gossip columnist!

Author Andy Nunez will deliver a  lecture at the CBEC (Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center) March 28 ($5 a head, subject: Pirates), contact the CBEC in Grasonville for details. The event and it's time is not listed on their web site, but Google tells me the Center is located at:
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD 21638
PH 410-827-6694
Looks like the whole chase family is falling apart. Except for us cats.  (Yes, I KNOW! Arline would be yelling, "It's WE cats!") if she wasn't all worried up.  We've been playing all week, trying to cheer folks up, but so far it's not working...

Not only is her oldest son, Shelley's husband, Dave, facing cancer surgery on Monday the 23rd, but now her youngest son, Sid,  has developed medical problems as well and he will  have surgery on Wednesday the 25th. Here's hoping they will both be okay. 

Y'all remember that old Chinese curse, "May you live in Interesting Times!"  Looks like we sure found some.

We will keep everyone posted.  Meanwhile Arline is sitting at the computer and trying to work, but just between us, mostly all she does is stare into space.

Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to! 
Just send me an e-mail with 
 "News for Jack" 
in the subject line, and 
I'll make sure it shows up right here. 


  1. Sorry, for the (...) Arline. I know that slows the flow. Habit from Facebook. :)

  2. Jack... you're telling all of our secrets. Staring in to space with the computer screen on is what most authors do. :)