March 3, 2019

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley tells a murder mystery full of suspense, secrets and surprise. This well-written page-turner is reminiscent of Agatha Christie as the story’s plot is full of twist and turns and it is not until the final pages that the mystery is solved. A group of longtime friends get together on a Scottish Highlands, a tradition they have had for over 10 years. A horrible blizzard forces them to stay inside the lodge for several days but ends as one of the friends is found dead. Keep your friends close, as the old saying goes. A readable mystery by a professor of English literature at Durham University in London.

Rock Art: The Meanings and Myths Behind Ancient Ruins in the Southwest and Beyond by Stewart M. Green explores the fascinating history of ancient human-made stone markings. This book, complete with colorful and description pictures, explains prehistories and histories of the cultures who created these images, provides descriptive details of the tools, techniques, and methods used to create rock art, and instructs rock hounds in best practices for photographing these rock images. A readable and informative guide to discovering rock art in the southwest.

What to Eat When by Michael R. Roizen and Michael Crupain show us that when you eat is just as important as what you eat. This book reveals the right foods for life’s toughest circumstances and reveals the biology of timing and eating that will help you eat the way your body really wants to. Through clear, precise, and readable text, Drs. Roizen and Crupain explain why The When Way might just be the best approach to eating.

A Case of Bier by Mary Daheim is another cozy bed and breakfast mystery by the Seattle sleuth who is known for weaving a great mystery and story. In this story, the amateur sleuth and innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn travels to the Canadian Rockies for what she hopes will be a relaxing vacation only to find that her fellow guests have a different kind of getaway in their devious minds. A delightful read from a well-established American mystery writer.

Stories of the Old West: 44 Great Tales of the American Frontier edited and with an introduction by Steven D. Price and Thomas P. McCarthy combines tales of one hundred years of American Wild West history from rough-hewn frontier days to gunslingers, to the hard life on the expanding Western border that forged the American character. Contributors to this definitive collection of stories include Zane Grey, Buffalo Bill Cody, Deadwood Dick, and Mark Twain.