Tuesday, August 27, 2013

173. Deadly Animals Ultimate Top Tens by Kim Dennis-Bryan

Meet the World's Most Dangerous Creatures

The author has come up with rating systems to determine the most deadly predators in three categories: Dinosaur Hunters; Lethal Killers; Fierce Predators. The lists contain well known species like the African Lion and Killer Whale, as well as a few surprises and lesser known creatures.

Monday, August 12, 2013

172. The Mountain of Adventure by Enid Blyton

 The four children, their parrot Kiki, mother/aunt and "Old Bill" plan a quiet holiday in North Wales. However, as usual, adventure finds the children when they go off riding donkeys on a camping trip. First published in 1949 this story does not meet today's standards of political correctness particularly in Blyton's handling of black and Japanese characters.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

171. The Messanger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi

Zouroudi asserts that when living in a village on a small Greek island, social mores, family pride and long memories shape your decisions. Hermes Diaktoros, frequently referred to as "the fat man" arrives from Athens to solve the mystery surrounding the death of wife of a local fisherman. Was it murder or suicide? And if Diaktoros isn't a policeman, who is he?