A weekly event hosted by Sheila - Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week
Books I completed last week
A.K.M. Miles - For Gom’s Sake
Baily Bradford - Southern Spirits 4 - Wait Until Dawn
Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 1 - Maverick's Mate
Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 2 - Hawk's Pretty Baby
Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 3 - Sunshine's Savior
Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 4 - Remi's Pup
Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 5 - Stormy Eyes
Lynn Hagen - Brac Pack 6 - Oliver's Heart
Erin Nicholas - Anything You Want
Z.A. Maxfield – Drawn Together ( re-read)
Stephanie (S.L.) Danielson - Life After Math
Necklace and Calabash (Judge Dee Detective Story)
Robert Hans van Gulik
Brought back into print in the 1990s to wide acclaim, re-designed new editions of Robert van Gulik's Judge Dee Mysteries are now available.
Written by a Dutch diplomat and scholar during the 1950s and 1960s, these lively and historically accurate mysteries have entertained a devoted following for decades. Set during the T'ang dynasty, they feature Judge Dee, a brilliant and cultured Confucian magistrate disdainful of personal luxury and corruption, who cleverly selects allies to help him navigate the royal courts, politics, and ethnic tensions in imperial China. Robert van Gulik modeled Judge Dee on a magistrate of that name who lived in the seventh century, and he drew on stories and literary conventions of Chinese mystery writing dating back to the Sung dynasty to construct his ingenious plots.
Necklace and Calabash finds Judge Dee returning to his district of Poo-yang, where the peaceful town of Riverton promises a few days' fishing and relaxation. Yet a chance meeting with a Taoist recluse, a gruesome body fished out of the river, strange guests at the Kingfisher Inn, and a princess in distress thrust the judge into one of the most intricate and baffling mysteries of his career.
Ace is a tourist. A spirit who spends his time visiting the lives of others for entertainment and sexual satisfaction. He can't make anyone do anything they aren't willing to do-but he is able to push them to their personal limits.
He's currently visiting Dan and his lover, Ricky-a couple struggling with jealousy and words left unsaid. Emboldened by Ace, Dan becomes more sexually aggressive, a pleasant surprise for Ricky. But when an abusive ex threatens their newfound happiness, how far will Ace want to get involved? Will his fascination with the couple's sexual games tempt him to protect them from a very real physical danger
Up next on the reading deck
Cold Ridge (U.S. Marshall #1)
by Carla Neggers