Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Socorro Blast

It is so much fun to witness a good writer getting better and better. That's exactly what you will find in Pari Noskin Taichert's Sasha Solomon mystery series. She started with The Clovis Incident (2004) and The Belen Hitch (2005), both of which were great books and fun reads. But I've become a confirmed fan with her latest in the series, The Socorro Blast (2008).

Not only do we get reacquainted with the always imperfect and whipped cream swigging Sasha, but we also get to meet some more members of her eccentric family. We get to ride along with her attempts to solve a mystery, this time in the areas around Socorro, Magdalena, San Antonio, and Albuquerque. And to top it off, Taichert offers some timely insight into the machinations and manipulations of the media. Don't miss it!


Erikka said...

I forgot how much fun mystery novels can be. Right now I picked up Agatha Christy's Man in the Brown Suit and it is such a fun read! She is FUNNY! And the story moves along in an exciting and very realistic way while still seeming like a British tv show from PBS.

I will add your recommendations to my ever growing to-read list.

Erikka said...

and ps. is there a reason you are using the same photograph in all the posts?

clairz said...

Erikka, you asked (in a comment that somehow disappeared) about why I keep using the same bookshelf photo on different posts. I'm so glad you noticed! I always use it for Southwest book reviews.