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Salvation in Death, by J.D. Robb

Can I say how happy I am that we get at least one, and often two, new In Death books every year? Happy, I tell you. Who needs sleep?

Salvation in Death is the twenty eighth novel-length installment in the In Death series. Yup, you read right, 28 novels, and—lemme count—five novellas in multi-author anthologies. Some readers may wonder how on earth can a writer keep both the quality of writing and the freshness of the characters after this many books, and I’m here to tell you that, while I don’t know how she does it, Ms Roberts definitely delivers, each and every time. That is not to say, mind, that I enjoy every one of the In Death books or novellas equally, since more often than not I find stuff to quibble about (but then, I do that with pretty much everything I read), but that they are consistent in quality of writing, plotting, and characterization, and every single one is worth reading and re-reading. (more…)

Mrs Thatcher was the first and only ever female Prime Minister in Britain. I thought she rocked on a grand scale. She had some memorable one liners, but here are some of the ones that weren’t so well known.

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

I’m totally on board with that train of thought.

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.

True again. *g*

And I really loved this next quote, because it shows what a witty woman she was.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.


Whether one liked her politics or not, she truly was a great lady, and living proof that Britain once voted for a female Prime Minister, who stayed in office for eleven years.