“Junkyard Dogs” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #06)

*Read between 26th – 29th August 2018 This 2010 novel is the sixth outing for Sheriff Walt Longmire, the hero of author Craig Johnson’s scintillating adventures. And, quite possibly, this is the finest of the tales in the series to date. It begins with Longmire attending an accident on the road near to the Durant…

“The Dark Horse” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #05)

*Read between 23rd – 26th August 2018 Book five in this entertaining, terrific series sees Sheriff Walt Longmire go undercover in a neighbouring county. Longmire is taken away from his hometown in this tale and is a stranger in a, slightly, familiar town. Removed from his regular backups, deputies Victoria Moretti and Santiago Saizarbitoria, the…

“Another Man’s Moccasins” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #04)

*Read between 19th – 23rd August 2018 I have to confess to being quite smitten with Walt Longmire and his posse. Immediately after closing the covers of “Kindness Goes Unpunished”, I found myself reaching for the fourth book, published in 2009, of this magnificent series. And, once again I find myself deep in the captivating…

The Edges. (The beginning of a new short story?)

The opening line for a story popped into my head yesterday. It came unexpectedly to me while I was in my workshop preparing graphics for a client. It was only the whisperings of a first line and, initially, I disregarded it. It has resurfaced again this morning and, so, I’ve committed these sparse lines to…

“Kindness Goes Unpunished” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #03)

*Read between 15th – 19th August 2018 This book, originally published in 2007, is our third visit to see Sheriff Walt Longmire. This time, however, our gutsy hero and we are in unfamiliar surroundings. Longmire, Henry Standing Bear and Dog have taken a road trip to Philadelphia. Bear has travelled because he has a collection…

“The Cold Dish” by Craig Johnson. (Walt Longmire #01)

*Read between 2nd – 12th August 2018 For me, one of the greatest joys of settling down with a book is how the author’s words transport you to a different time and place and, for a while, leave you in the company of the fictional characters they have created. A little over a week ago,…

A Rubbish Poem #02

Technically, I am still waiting for them to arrive. Worries for them are mounting now but, in anticipation of their imminent appearance, here is another poem from today. Lo! Can you hear that sound on the breeze? It carries to us as it snakes through the trees. They’re coming at last and will arrive soon…

A Rubbish Poem #01

We all like familiarity in our lives. On our street, some of that familiarity is provided with the arrival of the bin men around 0800 every Tuesday. When they fail to arrive on schedule, you notice their absence. Here is a poem, penned while I wait for them. Where are the men in their hi-viz jackets? Who…

Doodlings.

In between a 0700 start helping my daughter with a project before breakfast and finishing at 1730 hours, I’ve installed graphics on site, met with a client and designed the graphics our meeting was about, had those designs approved and I’ve penned a few hundred words of my novel. I’ve also found time to work…

New title? Requital Of Innocents

It’s been a busy old Sunday for me, Up early – well, early for a Sunday – and busy with chores and things to do. Hens cleaned, a site visit to remove a sign that needs revamping, stripping old graphics from said sign, then cleaning and buffing it up ready for new ones to be applied. Sandwiched…

“The Hidden Bones” by Nicola Ford

A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My review is part of a “blog tour” for the book. Synposis Following the recent death of her husband, Clare Hills is listless and unsure of her place in the world. When her former university friend Dr…