Monday, September 27, 2004

Time again for Wendy's Football Picks From The Past Weekend.



This Monday I'd like to feature my bonehead call of the weekend. As my "Upset Special" I picked Cincinnati over Baltimore. I know, I have no idea what I was thinking. Maybe it was lack of oxygen to the brain - I spent part of my weekend sick with a sore throat.



I also put a massive dent in Trace by Patricia Cornwell and wrapped it up this morning. I have to say, I really enjoyed it. A vast improvement over the last two entries in the series. Our heroine, Kay Scarpetta, is back to working the autopsy table (she's a former medical examiner), and there is actually a mystery. The last couple of books dealt solely with character relationships with a mystery tossed in as an afterthought. Here, the mystery is the focus.



I will say that Cornwell continues the bad habit of leaving loose threads dangling, but as she tends to get to these in later books I haven't become terribly annoyed with the habit. I wouldn't be surprised in Kay finds herself back in Richmond, Virginia working more cases in future books. Pure speculation on my part - but a reasonable assumption I think.



Next up - another mystery. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen.

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