BOOK REVIEW – Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark

Chronicle Books (Author, Publisher), Allan Corduner (Narrator), Juha Sorola (Narrator) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin   NORDIC TALES is a good variety of 16 fables and tales from Scandinavia involving poor, but brave and kind peasants who do good and are generously rewarded; fights with goblins and giants and dragons and trolls to win back stolen inheritances, the hearts of fair…

BOOK REVIEW – Death at the Littoral* Resort: A Harlow Brothers Short Mystery

by Jacqueline Vick  (Author)  A Book Review by Jackie Houchin Jacqueline Vick had done it again with her tongue-in-cheek humor and her oh-so-different but still partners-in-solving crime Harlow brothers. Staid and proper is Edward who writes books on proper manners, while fun loving Nicholas works as his secretary.  Not only does Edward write under the pseudonym of…

BOOK REVIEW – Light On Bone, A Georgia O’keeffe mystery

Kathryn Lasky (Author), Nancy Peterson (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher) An Audiobook Review Kathryn Lasky’s LIGHT ON BONE is the most “wow” book I have read in many years. It is an adult mystery (not for objectionable sex, language, or violent content, but for the eloquent, high quality of writing, and seriousness of theme). The protagonist is the painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. The…

BOOK REVIEW – The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe: The Pot Thief Mysteries, Book 7

J. Michael Orenduff (Author), Austin Rising (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin.   Orenduff’s writing of his hero Hubie Schuze is so funny. I loved this book (and series). Hubie is really very smart and talented but the author gets him into situations and places that baffle him. Fortunately, he has a good friend and partner in crime…