Private Investigator Mystery

The book today is Sentimental Over You by Gary Ettari.  It is the first book about Johnny Suede, a Las Vegas lounge singer by night and private detective specializing in missing children by day. If you like tough PIs and good story telling you will like this book.  There are plenty of surprises and action along the way.

SUEDE is hired to find a 10 year old girl named Lucy by her mother and aunt.  Lucy disappeared while walking home from school. SUEDE starts his investigation and is getting nowhere when Candace, the mother, is murdered. SUEDE with the help of some friends finds Lucy and solves the case.  I highly recommend this book.

I received this book as a trade paperback thru Goodreads first reads.  It is also available in ebook format.


World War II Mystery

I read Billy Boyle by James R. Benn in ebook format but it is also available in hardback and paperback.  This book is the first book in a series about Billy Boyle, special investigator for General Eisenhower and there are 9 books so far in the series.

The book opens with Billy on a drafty and cold B-17 headed to England.  He had joined the army hoping his connections thru his mother would get his a cushy job.  Instead he was on his way to see his uncle General Eisenhower to become in special investigator.

General Eisenhower wants him to find a spy that has infiltrated Operation Juno which is an allied operation centered on Norway. Billy wonders if he up to the task since he had barely passed the detective exam with his family’s help and only has 5 years experience investigating.

Billy just gets started investigating when a murder occurs.  The story unfolds with Billy trying to solve the case against the backdrop of the war and a fledgling love interest.

This book is great summer read. The author has done a good job creating the main character and the world he lives in.  I will definitely read more books in the series.  If you like Todd Charles books you should like this book.


I want to spend a little time discussing ereaders. Have you made the leap into the digital world of books yet?

I have 3 ereaders, the oldest is a EB 11-50 which I used to download books from Fictionwise Books.  Fictionwise was purchased by Barnes and Noble and the format used by the reader was discontinued. So, I use it mostly for copyright free material that I can still download in the ereaders format.

I then purchased a 7 inch Nook color which has become the reader that I take to doctor appointments or anywhere I will have to kill time.

My third ereader is a 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD which I use mostly as a tablet but also use to read ebooks.

If you are thinking about buying an ereader or have one already there is website that I would like to recommend.  It’s where you can find information on all the ereaders.  It’s a peer to peer site that contains all kinds of useful information from the latest tech news to solving problems. Check it out.