Sunday, November 8, 2009

Books I have bought recently

I got a $150 gift Cert for Chapters/Indigo Books for my Birthday so I bought a few books I still have $50.00 left. :)

New Author I have started reading this week!

Heidi Betts

I started her first book a few nights ago and so far I really like it I have the second book in the trilogy and I think the thrid book comes out early 2010.

James Patterson Books

I have been busy reading a few James Patterson Books the last few weeks, and as per usual I LOVE them All !

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I have been reading flat out

So on the weekend I will up-date this blog life is sort of hectic as I am working full time again and don't get online as often as I would like.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Books for my Mum

My Mum arrives next Friday from Australia for a 2 month visit, I have a huge pile of books for her, and when she called tonight she was telling me she is also bring up a pile of books for me, I guess I get my love of reading and also Knitting from my Mum! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pollyanna By Eleanor H. Porter

I loved the Disney movie as a child but I had never read the book, so today I read it, and I loved it, I was doing a search online and I never knew there was a follow up book... Pollyanna Grows Up.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Series/Author

I will have to checkout this new book/series/author.

Homicide in Hardcover
(The first book in the Bibliophile Mystery series)
A novel by
Kate Carlisle

murder is always a bestseller...

first in the new bibliophile mystery series!

The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration.

With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping.

Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless - but attractive - British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice.

Laura Childs Scrapbook Series

Tragic Magic
(The seventh book in the Scrapbooking Mysteries series)
A novel by
Laura Childs

I have to buy this one!

I really enjoy Monica Ferris Books

(Book 13 in the Needlecraft Mysteries series)
A novel by
Monica Ferris

I still need to track down and read her earlier books in this series I have read only the first 3 or 4 (Not sure?) I'll have to check my book journal and see how many I have read?

Finger Lickin' Fifteen By Janet Evanovich

OMG! this book was FANTASTIC! This series never fails to get me laughing and cheer me up, I love this series!

(The second book in the Cackleberry Club Mystery series)

Eggs Benedict Arnold

A novel by
Laura Childs

Another book I can't wait to get my hands on!

I can't wait for this one to come out in Nov 2009

Bookplate Special
(The third book in the Booktown Mystery series)
A novel by
Lorna Barrett

Just started reading

Sucker Punch
(The fifth book in the Candy Shop Mystery series)

A novel by
Sammi Carter

Divinity Candy Shop owner Abby Shaw is enjoying her sweet life, until her friend is suspected of killing an actor. Now, Abby is determined to clear her name--before her newfound happiness is totally fudged.

The Diva Takes The Cake

The Diva Takes the Cake
(The second book in the Domestic Diva series)

A novel by
Krista Davis

The Domestic Diva has some wedding advice: Keep the food...lose the groom.

Sophie's sister Hannah is getting married. But when the groom's ex-wife is found hanging from a tree, the Domestic Diva fears her sister is about to wed a killer.

I will have to see if I can buy this book at Chapters/Indigo Books?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

15 Books Share

The rules:
Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

I would love to know what my fellow book lovers have enjoyed reading in the past!..

1. The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
3.Across The Barricades
4.The Outsiders
5. The Hobbit
6.Little Women
7.The Diary Of Anne Frank
8. Pollyana
9 . The Secret Garden
10.The Diary Of Adrian Mole
11.Wind In The Willows
12.. Peter Pan
13.Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
14. Peter and Wendy
15 Black Beauty.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Finger Lickin' Fifteen By Janet Evanovich

This book is also in transit to the Library for me, so I better get off the computer and get reading!

Sucker Punch

By Sammi Carter

This is the book I have to go pick up at the Library this weekend.

Just stated reading...

By Hook or By Crook By Betty Hechtman.
This is the 3rd book in this Crochet Series, I like this series, it is a fun read , interesting characters and it always keeps you guessing as to who did it? LOL!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Beach Street Knitting Society And Yarn Club

By Gil Mcneil .
I can't wait to read this book, as I loved her two other books in this series, and apparenty she is working on book number 4 now for this series. :)

SORRY! It's not book number 4 it is just the book Diva's Don't Knit with the U.S.A. Cover and tittle, man I hate when they do that it makes it so confusing.

The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society

By Beth Pattillo. This is a new series I have just started reading I am reading the first book now and I have the next book ready to read as soon as I have finished the first one.
The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society
The Sweetgum Ladies Knit For Love

Patterns In The Sand By Sally Goldenbaum

OMG! What a Great Book! The story line was fantastic, it had me guessing all the way to near the end as to who did it! It had a great twist that really had you not really knowing for sure who did it! I can't wait for the next book in this wonderful series to come out!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I just finished reading..

Dropped Dead Stitch By Maggie Sefton and now I am reading Patterns In The Sand By Sally Goldenbaum

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I beter get reading!

I have 3 books all in on hold from the library so I need to get my act together and READ! In fact I need to read one of my own first as one of the books that is in, is the second in a series and I want to read number one first... I guess I will have to stop knitting for a few days so I can get my reading done.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kate Jacobs

I read the first book in this knitting series...The Friday Night Knitting Club... last year and I loved it, I am now reading the second book in this series.. Knit two... I am not finding it as exciting as the first book but I am enjoying it. I see the Author..Kate Jacobs also has another book out called Comfort Foood ... so I will have to check this out also.

Kate Jacobs

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Last night I started reading.....

Summer On Blossom Street, By Debbie Macomber. I have been waiting for this book to come out. :) This is one of my fave series by Debbie Macomber, the books in this series always hold my interest as you feel like you really know the Characters.

The Twelfth Day Of July By Joan Lingard.

After re-reading Across The Barricades By Joan Lingard I wanted to find the other books in this wonderful series and read them also.
I truly enjoyed reading this book, it had me crying and laughing and actually got me thinking about how life really was/is for people in Northern Ireland.

Sorry I haven't up-dated of late

We moved house last weekend, and I have to say I HATE MOVING! OMG! I never knew I had so much crap! I tossed out loads of stuff and yet I still had way too much, so as I am unpacking I am still getting rid of things I have no use for.
My Hubby was getting mad at me for not getting rid of many books but I find it so difficult to get rid of books, what if I want to read them again or recommend them to a friend??
And to be honest I am not sure what I should do about my Craft Stash! I have way to much but it is so difficult to part with any of it though I know I really should, I guess
it is time to admit I have a Stash Problem! LOL!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Needles And Pearls

I am now reading the 2nd book in this wonderful new searies, OMG! I love this Author these books are fantastic I LOVE Them! :) I can't wait until the next book comes out!

Needles and Pearls
(The second book in the Jo Mackenzie series)
A novel by
Gil McNeil

Slip One - A year after her husband's death, Jo Mackenzie is finally starting to get the hang of being a single parent. Knit Two Together - The boys are thriving in their new seaside home, the wool shop is starting to do well and despite two weddings, an in-school knitting project and Trevor the Wonder Dog coming to stay, she's just about keeping her head above water. Cast off - But boys, babies and best friends certainly make life a lot more interesting. Can Jo cope when things get really complicated? Because if knitting truly does keep you sane when your life starts to unravel then it looks like Jo is going to need much bigger needles.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Diva's Don't Knit

I just started this book yesterday and so far I love it, It is the first book in a new series, I also bought the 2nd book yesterday :)
The Author is Gil McNeil

Divas Don't Knit

(The first book in the Jo Mackenzie series)
A novel by
Gil McNeil

Jo Mackenzie needs a new start. Newly widowed with two young sons and a perilous bank balance, she has to leave London to take over her grandmother's wool shop. They arrive in the pouring rain and Broadgate Bay is the kind of Kentish seaside town where the tide went out a long time ago and the dusty old shop is full of peach four-ply. Marmalade mohair, an A-list actress moving into the local mansion and a 'Stitch and Bitch' group will help, but it's not going to be easy. Very Large dogs, celebrity, small town intrigues, packed lunches and romance all loom large in Gil McNeil's funny and uplifting novel. "Divas Don't Knit" turns prejudices and assumptions upside down and tells it how it really is in the world of knit-one, purl-one. Knitting has never been so much fun.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Now I am reading....

Always Looking Up By Michael J Fox

I really enjoyed his last book Lucky Man so I wanted to also read this new book.
Michael J Fox

Fatally Flaky

By Diane Mott Davidson
I love her books and this was another fantastic book, maybe not as funny as previous books in this series about Goldy but great all the same.

Fatally Flaky
(Book 15 in the Goldy Schulz series)
A novel by
Diane Mott Davidson

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla - and murder - in another delectable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Revenge, Dark Tort, and Double Shot

Cynics say getting married is a death wish. . . .

It's been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. It's bad enough that Billie Attenborough, the bride from hell, has changed her menu six times and the event date twice. Now she wants to move the location to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fiancé.

Then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy's godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. At least that's what appears to have happened. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the research he was doing at the spa - allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked.

So Goldy dons chef's whites and goes undercover at the spa, where coffee is outlawed in favor of calming smoothies, and the fruit cocktail doesn't include fresh fruit. Add in the obstreperous owner, who years ago tried to sabotage Goldy's fledgling business, and she's got her hands full.

Above all, there seems to be a clever killer on the spa grounds, watching her every move. After what befell Jack, Goldy knows that she might be next. Catering weddings, and cooking low-fat food, could be killing her - literally.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bought two books today!

I have never read this author before, but after reading the backs of these books they looked like books I would love. :)

The Book Club

This touching yet witty novel offers readers a glimpse into the events unfolding in the lives of five women who share not only an appreciation for books, but also an understanding of the inner changes that take place as they grow older.

The Beach House

"With its evocative, often beautiful prose and keen insights into family relationships, Monroe's latest is an exceptional and heartwarming work of fiction."

Monday, April 6, 2009

Across The Barricades

I had to read this book when I was in High School, and I remember I loved it, I recently found out there are other books in this series, I always thought it was just the one book, so I have my local library searching for copies of the rest of the books in this series, for now I am reading Across The Barricades again, the funny thing is my husband said he also read this book when he was in High School!

About Joan Lingard
Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh but grew up in Belfast where she lived until she was 18. She is the internationally renowned author of several novels. Joan Lingard has 3 grown up daughters and now lives permanently in Edinburgh with her Canadian husband.

by Joan Lingard

(This is the second book of the trilogy “Across the barricades”)


This story is about two young people living in Belfast. The girl, Sadie, is a Protestant and the boy, Kevin, is a Catholic. They have been friends for years.

At the beginning of the story they have just met again. Even through they know that their relationship is dangerous, because there are a lot of conflicts between Catholics and Protestants, they decide to stay together. Their parents don’t support the relationship, so

Kevin and Sadie tell lies to their families and meet secretly. The situation is becoming more dangerous than even; the fights between Catholics and Protestants are more and more violent: Pubs are in flames, insults are written on the walls and the Two Sides fight each other to death.

Mr Blake is an old Protestant widower, who lives outside the city in a big house, alone with his dog. He is a friend of Sadie’s. Sadie trusts him and tells him about all her problems with Kevin. Even though Mr Blake is a Protestant and knows Sadie’s family very well, he’s for

peace. And so he agrees to help them. He gives them the opportunity to see each other in his house. Sadie decides to leave her job, because many people criticize her for going out with a Catholic boy. Sadie and Kevin often meet at Mr Blake’s house. One day Mr Blake

invites them to a trip to the country in his car. Suddenly the wheels of Mr Blake’s car come loose and they have an accident. Mr Blake is injured and has to be taken to hospital.

Sadie and Kevin want to know who is the responsible. They have many suspicions but no proof. Kevin realizes that it may be him who is the cause of their problems. Before the accident he fell out with his old Catholic friend, because he didn’t want to fight against

Protestants. The troubles are going on; more and more people are victims of this religions conflict.

At the end of this tragic story Mr Blake dies. A killer throws a bomb into his house. Kevin feels depressed and guilty, so he decides to leave the city for another place to live. Sadie follows him secretly… On the ferry to England they find each other again.

Across the Barricades
(A book in the Kevin And Sadie series)
A novel by
Joan Lingard
Next book >>
Joan Lingard

Kevin is Catholic. Sadie is Protestant. In Belfast they are supposed to be enemies - so what chance do they have when they fall in love? BLNew, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing

Kevin And Sadie
The Twelfth Day of July (1970)
Across the Barricades (1972)
Into Exile (1973)
A Proper Place (1975)
Hostages to Fortune (1976)
The Story Continues (omnibus) (2006)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Chocolate Snowman Murders
(The eighth book in the Chocoholic Mysteries series)
A novel by
JoAnna Carl
Next book >>
JoAnna Carl

The scrumptious - and deadly - hardcover debut of the national bestselling Chocoholic Mysteries.

Lee McKinney Woodyard knows that being in the luxury chocolate business isn't all sweetness and light, and neither is the holiday season. But she tries to draw the line at cold-blooded murder.

As treasurer of WinterFest, Lee is up to her elbows in the arguments, egos, and last-minute mix-ups that happen behind the scenes. But she's coping, even when the guest juror of the art show shows up drunk. Lee leaves him to sleep it off, and is stunned the next day when her husband, Joe, discovers someone has put the visiting dignitary into a permanent state of repose...

This looks to be another series I will have to be on the look out for. :)

Chocoholic Mysteries
1. The Chocolate Cat Caper (2002)
2. The Chocolate Bear Burglary (2002)
3. The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up (2003)
4. The Chocolate Puppy Puzzle (2004)
5. The Chocolate Mouse Trap (2005)
6. The Chocolate Bridal Bash (2006)
7. The Chocolate Jewel Case (2007)
8. The Chocolate Snowman Murders (2008)
9. The Chocolate Cupid Killings (2009)
Crime De Cocoa: Three Chocoholic Mysteries (omnibus) (2005)
The Chocolate Cat CaperThe Chocolate Bear BurglaryThe Chocolate Frog Frame-UpThe Chocolate Puppy Puzzle
The Chocolate Mouse TrapThe Chocolate Bridal BashThe Chocolate Jewel CaseThe Chocolate Snowman Murders
Crime De Cocoa: Three Chocoholic Mysteries

Dropped Dead Stitch
(The seventh book in the Knitting Mystery series)
A novel by
Maggie Sefton

The newest installment in Prime Crime's fast-growing mystery series - knitting pattern and recipe included!

Kelly's friend, Jennifer, is a top-notch knitter - and a bit of a party girl. But she's always stayed out of trouble, until one night when she's attacked by a stranger. As she recovers, she leans on Kelly and her close-knit group of friends for support.

A ranch retreat in the mountains, stitching and talking, is exactly what Jennifer needs. But they're all in for a shock - because the owner of the ranch turns out to be Jennifer's attacker. When the man is found dead a few days later, Jennifer is the most likely suspect. Now, Kelly has to pick up the stitches before things get out of hand.

I can't wait for this new book to come out, The Christmas one..Fleece Navidad was really good. :)

Fleece Navidad
(The sixth book in the Knitting Mystery series)
A novel by
Maggie Sefton
Next book >>
Maggie Sefton

A special holiday knitting mystery from the national bestselling author of Dyer Consequences - with delicious recipes and knitting patterns!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for the knitters of Fort Connor, Colorado, who are furiously working on their holiday projects. Juliet, the town's 'little brown wren' librarian, is known for her beautiful handmade Christmas capes, and she has extra reason to be joyful this year - she's in love. But as soon as she finds happiness, death finds her.

Suspicion falls on a newcomer to the knitting group, but Kelly Flynn and the rest of the crew aren't convinced of this person's guilt. It's up to them to separate the true lion from the lambs - before someone else gets fleeced.

(The ninth book in the Tea Shop Mysteries series)

The Silver Needle Murder
(The ninth book in the Tea Shop Mysteries series)
A novel by
Laura Childs
Next book >>
Laura Childs

The national bestselling author of Dragonwell Dead returns with a mystery proving that the price of fame can be murderously steep.

The Charleston Film Festival has brought Theodosia Browning and the staff of the Indigo Tea Shop a busy week of catering jobs. First up is the opening night gala at the historic Belvedere Theatre. Tinseltown and local luminaries seem to be mingling happily in the glamorously renovated lobby, but Theo notices that the atmosphere backstage is tense. Then famous director Jordan Cole is shot on his way to the podium, and the entire audience witnesses his death silhouetted across the scrim. Never has a festival started off with this big a bang.

I read this one last year when it first came out, it was one of my fave in the tea Shop Series, I just Love Laura Childs Books :)

Haunted Bookshop series

The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion
(The fifth book in the Haunted Bookshop series)
A novel by
Alice Kimberly

Haunted Bookshop
1. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (2004)
2. The Ghost and the Dead Deb (2005)
3. The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library (2006)
4. The Ghost and the Femme Fatale (2008)
5. The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion (2009)

When the local mailman inherits a haunted mansion and demands an exorcism, bookshop owner Pen must act fast to save her favorite ghost - 1940s detective Jack Shepard - before it's too late.

I haven't seen any of these books in this series yet, so I will have to look for them.

CreamPuff Murder

By Joanne Fluke, this is one of my fave series, I love these books, they are funny and interesting.

Winter in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is the perfect time to curl up by a cosy fire with something - and someone - sweet. But while bakery owner Hannah Swensen can provide herself with the confections, cuddling will have to take a back seat to sleuthing when her sometime-squeeze becomes a murder suspect...With the launch party of her mother's novel around the corner, Hannah has a dress to fit into and a date with her sister, Andrea, at Lake Eden's new health club, Heavenly Bodies. Dragging herself out of bed on a frigid Minnesota morning for exercise, of all things, is bad enough. Discovering a dead body floating in the gym's Jacuzzi? Okay, that's worse. Nor does it help that there's a plate of The Cookie Jar's very own cream puffs garnishing the murder scene. The fact that they were purchased by none other than Hannah's part-time flame, Detective Mike Kingston, is simply the icing on what's shaping up to be one very messy cake...Mike may be the prime suspect in the murder of man-eating bombshell Ronni Ward, but he's by no means the only one. Ronni, a fitness instructor at both the Sheriff's department and Heavenly Bodies, made a nasty habit of throwing her own heavenly body at every man, eligible or not, who crossed her path. Plenty of Lake Eden's ladies won't miss Ronni, including her ex-fiance's former girlfriend, the angry mother of one of her would-be conquests, and even the mayor's wife. Could any of them have wanted her gone badly enough to make it happen? Mike's recruited Hannah to find out, and, as any suspended, suspected detective would, he's micromanaging her every step of the way...Between trying to narrow the list of Ronni's enemies down to fewer than half the town's female population and resisting the urge to remove Mike from the running by throttling him herself, Hannah has her plate full. Trouble is, when it comes to cookies - and to murder - there's always room for one more.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Casting Spells By Barbara Bretton

I just picked up this book from the Library, I can't wait to read it, it looks really good. :)

Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
Tongue-in-cheek humor lifts this weird but fun hybrid, part knitting cozy, part paranormal romance, from romance veteran Bretton (Just Desserts). After a classy female tourist drowns mysteriously in an icy lake in remote Sugar Maple, Vt., the Montpelier authorities ask Boston homicide cop Luke MacKenzie to investigate. As Sugar Maple's temporary police chief, Luke soon notices the village's odd ambience. Originally a haven for witches who fled the Salem witchcraft trials three centuries earlier, Sugar Maple is now home to witches, vampires, fairies and trolls. Luke is also attracted to Chloe Hobbs, the half-human owner of the knitting shop Sticks & Strings, who must find Mr. Right if she's to preserve the spell that sustains the town's unusual residents. As sparks literally fly between the two, Chloe's "magickal" side stirs into life. Bretton charmingly depicts how love empowers Chloe and awakens Luke to some major surprises.

Product Description
Magic. Knitting. Love. A new series and a delightful departure by the USA Today bestselling author of Just Desserts.

Sugar Maple looks like any Vermont town, but it’s inhabited with warlocks, sprites, vampires, witches—and an ancient secret. And Chloe Hobbs, owner of Sticks & String, a popular knitting shop, has a big secret too. She’s a sorcerer’s daughter in search of Mr. Right—and she’s found him in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple’s very first murder. Bad news is he’s 100% human, which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like her.

About the Author
Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award- winning author of more than forty books. She currently has over ten million copies in print around the world. Her works have been translated into twelve languages in more than twenty countries.

Now I am reading...

The Diva Runs Out Of Thyme By Krista Davis
This is the first book in a new series, so far I am up too Chapter Four, and I am really liking it, I plan to spend the afternoon reading. :)

Oolong Dead

By Laura Childs I read this book on Wed night! And I loved it, when I start a Laura Childs Book I can't put it down until I have finished it. I love her books :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I just finished reading.....

Murder is Binding, ByLorna Barrett It was the first in a new mysrery series, and it is FANTASTIC! I loved it!, So now I am reading the second book in this exciting new series...Bookmarked For Death.
I bought the first book, but hadn't seen this second book in any of my local bookstores, so I put in a suggestion at my local library for them to get it, and they e-mailed me this morning to say they had it for me. :) I will still look for a copy of it though as I want it for my Mum that lives in Australia, she will love this series.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Family Murder...

A while ago I was reading a book called... Bitter Blood, By Jerry Bledsoe. And my father in law was visiting, he was looking at my book and said, "You do know this book is about a family member of my family?" I jusdt looked at him, the woman who comitted all the murdefs in the book is a relative of my father in law! Not one he personally knows, but he has met her at family reunions, in the early 70's.

Jerry Bledsoe - Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder.

I found this on Amazon about the book

Jerry Bledsoe - Bitter Blood: A True Story of Sout...
Shortly after I moved to Greensboro in 1985, a tragedy unfolded. A single mother, her male cousin, and her two little boys were killed when the truck in which they were riding exploded. The explosion came at the end of a low-speed chase.

The "chase" began in an apartment complex that adjoined the residence hotel in which my husband and I were temporarily residing. We were out of town when this happened, but the news reached us 500 miles away, with chilling video footage from the intersection nearest our temporary home. From the day I heard the news of the bizarre deaths in Greensboro to the present, this story has fascinated and sickened me.

The investigation was followed closely by local news reporter Jerry Beldsoe, who ran a very detailed series about the case in the Greensboro News and Record. I believe his series was the best example of investigative reporting the News and Record has ever published.

These four deaths, we soon discovered, were the last four in series of nine deaths.

Jerry Bledsoe eventually left the newspaper to focus on writing Bitter Blood, which told this story. Later made into a TV movie, Bitter Blood is one of the most haunting true crime stories I've ever read.


Susie Sharp Newsom Lynch was the divorced mother of two young boys. She was living with her first cousin, Fritz Klenner, in an apartment in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her ex-husband, living in New Mexico, was seeking full custody of the children, convinced that their living arrangement was dangerous. He had observed odd behavior in his children, changes in their demeanors, and was alarmed by stories they told about activites with Klenner. Susie was estranged from her own family, who may have been supporting her ex-husband in his action, and she, Klenner and the boys were apparently living in their own little world.

Susie's former mother-in-law and sister-in-law were murdered in their home in Kentucky. Not long after that, Susie's parents and grandmother were murdered in their Winston-Salem home. Klenner became the prime suspect for the Winston-Salem murders, then when a tie to the Kentucky murders was found he became the prime suspect for those as well. Police from both states moved slowly, trying to protect Susie and her boys while keeping Klenner under surveillance.

Story Telling

Jerry Bledsoe's book digs deep, deep into the crimes, deep into the investigations, and deep into the history and behaviors minds of Susie and Fritz. The result is chilling and disturbing. As the story unfolds, Bledsoe combines documented history with supposition to explain gaps and inconsistencies, and also to explore the unanswered questions which remain. His examination of Fritz Klenner and a young man he befriended is chilling.

This is an excellent true crime story, told with emotion and clarity, suspense and revelation. A true tragedy, Bledsoe examines the loose ends, the conflicting stories, and speculates as to the final answers.

The tragedy, especially for the two lost boys and their father, is that those answers may never been found.

@ Bitter Blood @ Amazon

Susie Sharp is the relative of my father in law.