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Gonna crack open...

... once I'm done typing this post.

And no, it's not me who's gonna crack, except as a verb, and as an action taken on a book found while hanging around MPH @ Mid Valley today.
    Me & Baby Angel & KS were supposed to meet, but KS couldn't make it.. so it was just the two of us who went to watch The Wild, then hung out at MPH kejap, then ended up with snacks and drinks at Chilli's. Two LIITs later, we made our ways home. Still need to figure out something with Rail and KS, perhaps that trip to the "beach house" for a boozefest!

Back to the cracking of.

Storm Front, by Jim Butcher.

I'd told myself no more buying of books after that impulse buy spree with Veya (am 1/4 through the What If but haven't touched it for quite a while, while the other three are, err, gathering dust for the moment, LOL!)... but this series totally jumped out at me... and I figured I might was well... cos other books have jumped out enough for me to take note of to borrow from a library at a later date.

but this.

this jumped into my hand and said "Buy Me! Read Me!"

Here's the back:
Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations.
Consulting. Advice. Reasonable rates.
No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or
Other Entertainment

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does - and not just because he's the only one who does it. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. Because the everyday world is not as 'everyday' as it seems. It's actually full of strange and supernatural things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a - well, whatever it is the police are having trouble with this time.

There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get ... interesting.

Magic. it can get a guy killed.

I'm expecting a good mix of gritty mystery/thriller with fantasy hooks.

I need something to launch my next reading phase... cos frankly, I don't seem to have the will to get into any "pure" fantasy right now. My eyes glaze over at the thought of yet another tale of good vs evil and dragons and elves and wizards, even tho that's been my main book fodder for years and years... And I've been a fan (not big big fan lah, just a fan) of some select "mystery/thriller" series: Jonathan Kellerman & Michael Connelly being the main ones.

Perhaps this will be a cood combo?


  1. I haven't read all these, Azlynne.

    Maybe, you should also introduce the title, authors and publishers...and maybe, the price too.

  2. maverick> i usually link to, but when posting for this one, i. just. couldn't. get. amazon. to. load. :-( Will furnish more details when I actually review the book nanti. thanx for the feedback! :-)


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