Mrs. Mallory Investigates by Hazel Holt is the first book in a modern cozy mystery series featuring a middle-aged widow in a seaside English town. I saw it recommended in A Common Reader last year. I recently found a copy of this book, so I decided to give it a whirl. Earlier this fall, I had read a later book in the series, but without the back story on the character, it was hard for me to get into it. This one was a little more accessible, but still not quite as entertaining as I had hoped. The whole thing is told in first person, so that’s at least something different from my usual reads.
No dumpster diving in dmoz today, just a few things that I ran across while surfing around.
Doonesbury has been doing a bit on weblogs this week. [the homeless guy]
Google is removing links from search results in it’s French and German search sites.
Lis Harvey finished up her 50 State Tour last week and got a mention on CNN Headline News, MPR’s All Things Considered, and even chatted with Click & Clack on CarTalk. Lis attempted to be in Guinness Book of Records for the fastest 50-state tour by a solo female musician.
I was very sad to hear of Sen. Paul Wellstone’s tragic death today. I don’t think he had even been a blip on my radar before today, which is strange since he is exactly the kind of politician I would want representing me. After hearing the NPR’s All Things Considered reports about him and his work in the Senate, I nearly cried at the loss. His family and friends are in my prayers.