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PCR # 176  (Vol. 4, No. 32)  This edition is for the week of August 4--10, 2003.

Murder on the Woo-Woo Express by Patty G. Henderson
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Cheesecake? Ahhh, yes, one of this conductor's favorite dessert. Beginning with this month's edition, Murder on the Woo Woo Express will be serving cheesecake. Well, not literally, but a mouth watering picture of cheesecake. We will begin rating each book reviewed with cheesecakes, the best book getting five cheesecakes and the lowest being one cheesecake. With all this talk of cheesecake, I think I'll head for the local bakery and pick a NY Cheesecake with strawberry on top......

Our books this month are CLUB DEAD by Charlaine Harris and GREEN FIRE by Monette Michaels. One author is well established, one trying to break through. As always, Teri Davis, our fearless reviewer, will be dishing up the cheesecakes and the reviews.

Have a fun trip on the Express and come back on board next time when we will review a pair of gems by Roy Johansen.

Until next month, Patty G. Henderson

by Monette Michaels
LTD Books, June 2003
Trade $14.99, Download $5.00, Diskette $6.00

How would you feel if you received an inheritance of an emerald necklace and land from a relative who you had not known ever existed?    How would you also feel if you found yourself stepping into the role that fate has set for you?    How could you explain to yourself that this is the answer to your destiny?   These are some of the questions for Lisa in Green Fire.    Lisa is also gifted in that she can visualize people’s auras which allows her to have insight into the true thoughts of others.  Also, she has an inner voice that protects her or haunts her, in guiding Lisa to her destiny. Somehow I feel that the character Lisa was easy to relate to and to hear her inner voice.   All the characters were well described as each once showed their own personality through the dialogue.   The inner voice of Lisa’s grandmother many times add humor to this delightful book. Green Fire is a romantic supernatural story dealing with destiny and finding one’s own true self.   Also involves white witchcraft as opposing to black. This story also involved the DEA, local police, drug lords, the crazed Russian mafia, and also the voice of real people. Green Fire is a fun book to read that keeps you wondering up to the very end.  

Reviewed by Teri Davis for Murder on the Woo Woo Express    3 cheesecakes

by Charlaine Harris
Ace Books
May 2003

I truly feel that I must be one of the last people to finally read this delight, Club Dead.  For those of you who are not acquainted with Charlaine Harris, Ms. Harris has a gift of making her supernatural characters become individual personalities in a funny and realistic way.

For Sookie Stackhouse who has a vampire as a steady boyfriend, it is difficult for her when she finds out that the boyfriend has lied to her and very probably is with his previous girlfriend, also a vampire.   Sookie has her own supernatural gifts that tend to be dwarfed by the other characters.    I truly loved Bubba, better known as Elvis to many of us, who became a vampire after he died and is suffering from his death, or life as a vampire.   Bubba is (Sob!) slightly brain damaged, but still lovable.   This does explain why some people still occasionally have Elvis sightings.

The book involved what the former boyfriend is really doing and has Sookie involved with numerous good and bad creatures in her quest.

This is a must read for everyone who enjoys a chuckle and a fun book.

Reviewed by Teri Davis for Murder on the Woo Woo Express    4 cheesecakes

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