Information submitted by Lou Reiter
In true detective fashion, one of the authors featured at the March 2 meeting of the Gumshoes and Cops book club is hiding under assumed identity. Not that many authors don’t claim an alter ego when they pen, but this is one of our own.
Every other month this mystery driven book club meets to discuss two detective inspired tomes, one written by an American author and the other by an international writer. For March, the foreign pick is The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri. This mystery gives a colorful glimpse into the mental workings of an Italian “challenged” police detective, Inspector Montalbano. The inquiring mind of the good inspector is reminiscent of TV’s Barney Miller, but without the trappings of Greenwich Village. It’s an entertaining read, and written in a witty way as the reader follows the thought processes of a somewhat philosophical policeman.
The second mystery novel will be discussed by its author, Trisha Donovan, cleverly disguised as P.L. Doss when she writes. Trisha recently moved to Big Canoe and graciously offered to add insights into her writing. Her book is Enough Rope and follows an Atlanta attorney after he discovers the body of his friend and colleague hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park. To add to the shock, the friend is garbed in garish women’s clothing. Perhaps a case of autoerotic asphyxia gone terribly wrong?
Readers will enjoy the Atlanta scenery described in Enough Rope as it’s an intriguing visit to our stomping grounds.
Gumshoes and Cops will meet from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the home of Lou Reiter and Marilyn McFadden. Discussions are always lively, aided by tastes of the grape and nibbled noshes. All are welcome to share in the discussion and if you’re new to the book club, an email shot to Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org will confirm your place as a sleuth.