In The White Magic Five and Dime (A Tarot Mystery), Alanis McLachlan inherited a Tarot reading business from her murdered con-woman mother and proceeded to untangle who was responsible for her mother’s death. In Fool Me Once, the abusive, about-to-be-ex husband one of the shop’s most loyal customers is found murdered. Alanis feels guilty and sets out to find the true murderer and thereby absolve Marsha from the unjust charges.
As with the first book in this series, the best part of Fool Me Once are the “excerpts” from Miss Chance’s Tarot Guide Infinite Roads to Knowing.
While many of the entries made me smile, the continuing allusions to wands as food eventually felt a bit forced.
Read for the Amateur Sleuth square, since Alanis is just not gentle and couth enough for Fool Me Once to feel like a cozy.
Finding this one more appealing than the other dog training book available during yesterday's library run. I really liked the goal setting checklist.
Our initial goals for Quincy are:
While there are lots of other things to work on eventually, based on our 1st week, these are our priorities.
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans is a graphic novel regarding the tragedy in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. While it's a trite sentiment, I loved how Don Brown's illustrations brought the story to life.
Please excuse the quality of the snapshot, but I wanted to share the page that hit me the hardest.
It was challenging to read this during this fall of life-threatening hurricanes. And while the immediate aftermath was less deadly, as I read, I couldn't help wondering how high the death tolls from Harvey, Irma and most especially Maria will eventually be.