First book of 2016

imageSo I hadn’t intended to disappear for most of December but life really, really, got in the way. First a new job then this whole Christmas and present giving thing…and now here it is January 1st 2016! All a bit of a shock really. However, it’s also a good opportunity to kick off my New Years Resolution of getting back to blogging.

Today seemed a really good day because, like last year, I’m joining in with Sheila over at Book Journey on her first book of the year post. The idea is to post a photo of yourself with the book you are reading as the new year rolls around.  Here’s mine…likely the only time I post a picture of myself on the blog all year.

fullsizerenderI’m starting 2016 with Cripple Creek by James Saliis, pretty much my favourite author of the last year. I love his stark writing style and the old fashioned noir of his stories. They are sharp and addictive. This is the follow up to Cypress Grove, featuring former PI Turner.

Here is what it’s about: “As Cripple Creek unfolds, a year has passed since Turner reluctantly helped to solve a baffling murder in the small town he now calls home, somewhere between Memphis and forever. He is still deputy sheriff, his relationship with Val Bjron has deepened, and his past as both big-city cop and ex-con is receding. Until a young man is arrested, Sheriff Don Lee assaulted, and Turner is compelled to go after the assailants. Returning to Memphis, the city that formed him, Turner confronts his ghosts and sets in motion a tempest that threatens to destroy his new-found sanctuary. (From Goodreads)”.

I’m excited to read it – and to find out what everyone else is reading.

Happy 2016!




    • I hope so. I do love him. The first in this series is good but Others of My Kind and Drive are great stand alone books. Plus short so if you don’t enjoy, it’s over quickly 😉


  1. Great post! I think December got away from many of us. I am linking your post up to the linky attacked to my current post with the book pics 🙂 I seen your comment today was on an older post. Stop in and see all the great pics – including yours and thanks for participating!


    • It did just flyby didn’t it. Will head over. I didn’t see the post this morning and was trying to be organised before family descended. Hope you had a good day. Emma x


    • Glad it wasn’t just me. The month just flew by. Am hoping January is a bit slower. I would definitely recommend James Sallis is you like a bit of noir fiction. Have a good 2016!


  2. This sounds like a great way to start the new year – it’s great that you’re carrying over favourites in to the new year. An author I loved last year and will continue to read in 2016 is Patricia Highsmith.

    Happy New Year!


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