June #WordPrompt – OPEN

An Essay by Jackie Houchin For June the WordPress monthly #WordPrompt is OPEN.  Bloggers are to use the prompts as starting points for whatever they want to create to publish a new post. Here’s mine. “Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” says the LORD to Israel in Psalm 81:10b A few months ago,…

Book Review: Clueless in Croatia

by Joy Skye, nararrated by Guy Barnes An Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin CLUELESS IN CROATIA  is typical of light romances. The first looks and look aways, the tingle at the touch of hands. The quickening of breath. The first kiss. But throw in a film star (Leonard) who can’t seem to get rid of…

Book Review: A Cruise to Die For

by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins A Audio-Book Review by Jackie Houchin In A CRUISE TO DIE FOR, Charlotte and Aaron Elkins (husband & wife team) have created a wonderful art world mystery with characters you’ll love (except the bad guys, of course) and a gorgeous super posh setting aboard a mega yacht in the beautiful…

Book Review: Uneasy Relations

by Aaron Elkins, narrated by Joel Richards an Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin I’ve read most of Aaron Elkins’ Gideon Oliver “the bone detective” mysteries and find them all intriguing. Oh, the things you can discover from a pile of old bones. The reason I picked up UNEASY RELATIONS again is because it is set…

Book Review: Last Respects

by Catherine Aird, read by Derek Perkins An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin LAST RESPECTS is a classic English Detective mystery by Catherine Aird. A boat, a bronze “marble,” a ship’s bell, and a body are found on, near, above, or in a rural country river. The body is the most crucial problem to solve,…