Before Trish and Jess review "Endless Night" by Agatha Christie, they commiserate on their apartments filling up with books despite their best intentions and check in about their reading goals for the year. Trish has already read more books than weeks in the year, and Jess makes plans to power through detective novels to make her quota. While reviewing "Endless Night" they discuss their surprise over its structure, push back on extended recuperation periods for sprained ankles, and discuss the inaccurate cover on Jess's book from the 70s. They finish with Top 5 list of men from literature who got in over their heads. Next month they will compare and contrast "The Girl in Red Coat" by Kate Hamer and "Girl in a Blue Coat" by Monica Hesse, with Jess reading the former and Trish the latter. Happy reading till then!

 (Music credit: “Books” by Minden http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

Direct download: 2016-11-EndlessNight.mp3
Category:mystery -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

Jess and Trish assess "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. They debate the unlikelihood of two female characters getting pregnant after having sex once and reasons why you would go to Planned Parenthood besides an abortion. Perhaps most importantly, they discuss how a threesome with two men is like petting two dogs at once. Next month's book is "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith. (Musical Credit: Spanish Mary by The New Basement Tapes)

Direct download: Shadow_of_the_Wind.mp3
Category:mystery -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

This month we talk about Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. One of the 40% of books Trish actually likes! Who does or does not get murdered is discussed, but more importantly, are there any characters in this book that deserve our affection? Your hosts are of different opinions.

Next month: Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan.

(Musical Credit: She's Leaving Home by The Easy Star All-Stars)

Direct download: GoneGirl.mp3
Category:mystery -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

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