Flat Spin by David Freed

August 30, 2013

Plot summary (with possible spoilers): When flight instructor Cordell Logan learns his ex-wife’s husband has been murdered, he somewhat reluctantly takes up the hunt for the killer. His trail leads from Las Vegas to the Oakland ghettos, from Russian mafia haunts in Los Angeles to the deserts of Arizona. Warning: Spoilers below! Liked: I liked […]


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach

August 27, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in […]


Sacrilege by SJ Parris

August 23, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): In the pursuit of power, nothing is sacred… Summer, 1584. The Protestant Prince William of Orange has been assassinated by a fanatical Catholic, and there are whispers that Queen Elizabeth will be next. Fear haunts the streets of London, and plague is driving many citizens away. Giordano Bruno, radical philosopher […]


The Secret History by Donna Tartt

August 16, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their […]


Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

August 11, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the […]


Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu by Lee Goldberg

August 7, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Monk is horrified when he learns there’s going to be a blue flu in San Francisco-until Capt. Stottlemeyer explains that it just means the police plan to call in “sick” until they get a better contract.The good news is the labor dispute will give Monk a chance to get back […]


Inferno by Dan Brown

August 3, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces…Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of […]


The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook

August 2, 2013

If you’re interested in becoming a recording engineer, then this book looks like it would be a lot of help. It’s called The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook and is by Bobby Owsinski, who has a lot of music-related books published under his name. The book has received lots of positive reviews, and currently boasts a 4.5 […]