Friday 23 November 2018

Crime novels

I'm currently reading the Logan series of crime novels set in Aberdeen and written by Stuart MacBride.  They are excellent.  The best crime novels throw in a bit of romance, some philosophy and plenty of dashes of humour.  Here are a couple of quotes from recent ones I've been reading.

“The Regents Arms was a dingy little place, the windows covered with a thick layer of black paint, shrouding the drinkers in dim, artificial light.  After the brightness of a sunny morning it was like stepping into a tomb.  A collection of apostrophes hung behind the bar – postcards, photographs, plastic ones stolen from shop signs, all there to make up for the missing one in the pub’s name”.   Stuart MacBride   ‘Blind Eye’

“Do you really still believe the popular press and prurient public care about the truth, constable?  How sweet.  And where do you stand on the topics of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny?”    Stuart MacBride “A Dark so Deadly”

“With the toe of one shoe, she nudged an open pizza carton on the floor.  The remaining slice had grown enough mould to qualify as a houseplant.”
Carol O’Connell –‘The Jury Must Die’

Thursday 22 November 2018

Royal Ciphers

Sunday 11 November 2018

As I get older...

Thursday 8 November 2018

My First Cousin

This photo of my first cousin Walter was taken last year.  In October this year he had his 95th birthday.  I hope I look as fit as this at the age of 75 never mind 95!

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