by Kevin Race McLeod
Kevin Race McLeod may be fictitious, but his book reviews couldn't be more real.
L.C. Mcgee is my guest book reviewer this week. He writes fictional stories about our great coastal town New Halem, Oregon. He has agreed to post the occasional book review when yours truly is heavy into rehearsals, or generally indisposed. Kevin Race McLeod.
Surprising, Thrilling and Chilling Mysteries from Bestselling Author, Louise Penny
by L.C. Mcgee, guest reviewer for Weekly Book Reviews
Last year my wife and I retreated to Canada for a vacation. We nosed around bookstores in Sydney and stumbled on great Canadian authors.
My wife and I agree. Penny manages to startle and delight you and then plunge you into tears as you experience an individual’s ecstasies and tribulations. She vividly conjures up the senses of: ‘I know this person’, or ‘I know this place, I feel it in my gut’. Her stories are surprising and thrilling... and at the same time chilling.
If you like mystery, flawed people and the meeting of a most charming and disarming Inspector Armand Gamache, read Louise Penny. http://www.louisepenny.com/
P.S. Do read The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet. This is a true adventure story about a woman, her children and a boat. It is a Canadian Classic, robust and spellbinding.
L.C.Mcgee is a contributing author to New Halem Tales Secrets 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors. He and his wife and two fine cats live on the coast of Puget Sound. He enjoys reading, writing, writhing in coils (yoga), gardening and the occasional summer sail. Researching coastal Indian lore is a hobby and is further enhanced by his son’s Tlingit ancestry. He has finished writing his first mystery novel The Amber Crow (available May 2013), is updating the sequel The Amber crow and the Black Mariah, and has begun The Amber Crow and the Hooting Woman.
Photo: Mystery novel writer Louise Penny addresses the Rotary Club of Westmount in May 2010. Photo by Martin C. Barry. Via Wikimedia Commons