OK - I've noticed a plethora of books by C J Box being mentioned here. I've never heard of this author. Can anybody giveme a basic summary of what his books (they look to be a series?) are like/about?
Sounds good, kinda like Tony Hillman's Joe Leaphorn charcter, in a way. OK, I'm definitely game. What book should I start with?C.J. Box is a resident of WY and his novels have a lot to do with that state, the wildlife, scenery, geography, and the rough and tumble characters that can often be found in the rural areas. Many of his books focus on the exploits of Joe Pickett who is a game warden and has many adventures as well as misadventures.
Box has a very down to earth style and brings his characters to life as well as putting in various plot arcs and twists which are very cleverly done. Some of his books about Pickett are very earthy and gritty. And being as Box lives in WY he is a natural to describe the various areas in a way which brings them to life. I'm on a tear right now to read the entire series of Joe Pickett novels as well as some of his other works.
Hmmm, good idea for a Christmas present for my wife. She enjoys reading all these historical period fictions, especially Sherlock related. Thanks for the idea, I've been scratching my head this year for ideas!My daughter gave me...The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss. This Nebula and other awards nominee surrounds the extraordinary adventures of Dr. Jekyll’s daughter who is hunting Mr. Hyde...with the help of Holmes & Watson...meeting other notables along the merry way...including a Frankenstein (Shelley) a Moreau (H. G. Wells) and a Rappaccini (Hawthorne)...etc., etc., etc. Good fun.
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If that’s the case...I assume she’s read the incredible series of books by Laurie R King starting with, “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” in which Holmes befriends then marries a far younger woman with great deductive skills of her own.Hmmm, good idea for a Christmas present for my wife. She enjoys reading all these historical period fictions, especially Sherlock related. Thanks for the idea, I've been scratching my head this year for ideas!
Thanks for the ideas, I ordered both Beekeeper and Alchemist today along with some antique owl bookends for her growing collection. Now with that done I can relax and have a pipe!