Monday, February 3, 2014

Cold weather escapes

Reading can provide an escape from this biting cold weather gripping the UP. Local resident and award-winning author, John Smolens knows cold and that single word is the title of his book about a prisoner who escapes during a snow storm. Cold captures the lives of six people who face love, greed and the promise of a last chance set against the unforgiving terrain of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

One of my favorite authors, mystery writer Steve Hamilton uses UP weather like a character in his Alex McKnight novels set in Paradise, Michigan. Hamilton’s A Cold Day in Paradise is the first book in this series of mysteries featuring a retired cop turned reluctant private eye. Is Alex imagining things, or is the man who shot him and killed his partner on the loose and stalking him?

Warm up with a good book from the library.

~Pam Christensen

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