Saturday, November 8, 2008

Leaves and pages and fish

I have a carpet of gold on my front lawn.
It will need raking.
This is only the beginning.
at least the back tree is done


I loved this book.
I loved Reggie.

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review.
In Atkinson's stellar third novel to feature ex-cop turned PI Jackson Brodie (after One Good Turn), unrelated characters and plot lines collide with momentous results. On a country road, six-year-old Joanna Mason is the only survivor of a knife attack that leaves her mother and two siblings dead. Thirty years later, after boarding the wrong train in Yorkshire, Brodie is almost killed when the train crashes. He's saved by 16-year-old Regina (Reggie) Chase, the nanny of Dr. Joanna Hunter, née Mason. In the chaos following the crash, Brodie ends up with the wallet of Andrew Decker, the recently released man convicted of murdering the Mason family. Enter DCI Louise Monroe, Brodie's former love interest, who's tracking Decker because of a recent case involving a similar family and crime. When Dr. Hunter disappears, Reggie is convinced she's been kidnapped and enlists the reluctant Brodie to track her down. A lesser author would buckle under so many story lines, but Atkinson juggles them brilliantly, simultaneously tying up loose ends and opening new doors for further Brodie misadventures.


I'm cooking haddock tonight and I will probably serve it with my red pepper jelly.


Jayne said...

Love the leaves photo, very pretty :)

jeanie said...

I have heard of that book - must be doing the rounds.

Great photo - and I have always wanted to know about haddock - tell us how the jelly goes.

Kathleen said...

Thanks! - I put a hold on that book at my library. I'm waaay down the list, but that's's gonna be awhile before I have time to read.