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Nancy's Notes - February 17, 2011

“Don’t Blink” by James Patterson, “The Charming Quirks of Others” by Alexander McCall Smith.

We held our first computer class last week. Like all computer workshops the computers had a mind of their own, but we enjoyed the morning. This week we reviewed e-mail and learned to surf the net. All our sessions are full but if you are interested in registering for a future class, call and let us know. We will probably offer another round of classes in March.


        James Patterson’s “Don’t Blink” begins in Lombardo’s Steakhouse. An infamous mob lawyer is killed while dining and the assassin slips through the police’s fingers. Seated at a nearby table is reporter Nick Daniels who is conducting an interview. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of a war between Italian and Russian Mafia forces. Back off or die is the message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own.


Alexander McCall Smith has a new installment in his Isabel Dalhousie series. Entitled, “The Charming Quirks of Others”, Isabel is contacted to help in the investigation at the local boys’ school. The board is seeking a replacement for the headmaster job. After selecting the final three candidates, the board receives an anonymous letter alleging that one of the candidates has serious skeletons in their closet. When Isabel undertakes the investigation she not only discovers surprising information about the candidate, but she discovers surprising information about herself and her son’s father.


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