Thursday, January 04, 2007


I just finished Jan Burke's Bloodlines, and all I can say is:

Dayum. I am in awe.

A large cast of characters that might have been confusing in lesser hands, a timeline that spans decades, a protagonist that doesn't make her appearance until almost halfway through the was like watching someone walk a tightrope while juggling chainsaws and talking on a cell phone. Drunk. And yet, by god, Jan Burke pulls it off and makes it look easy.

I bow down.

(crossposted to the comments section of Jan's blog)


Stephen Blackmoore said...

I haven't read Bloodlines, yet, but I did finish Bones a little while ago. Dear god can she write.

One more for my TBR pile

Elizabeth Krecker said...

And I've got a new book for my TBR. I logged into Amazon today to buy a book for my job and what was on the top of my recommended list? Lo and behold...A Good Day in Hell.

Not one to tempt fate, your first book is winging it's crime-filled way to me via Airborne. Makes me kind of nostalgic for that pail of gin we all shared at Thrillerfest. Or was it vodka?