In the first Strike Mystery, The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling) creates an intriguing P.I., Cormoran Strike, a veteran of the War in Afghanistan who lost a leg to an IED. This second in the series has a universally disliked novelist murdered after writing a libelous book maliciously satirizing many people in the publishing world. Galbraith is a masterful storyteller and this book doesn't disappoint; I read it every spare minute I could get. -Trish
Want to eat healthier but not give up taste? Kathy Hester presents The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes
for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will
Devour. She shares stellar recipes and straightforward instructions. Oh, and there will be samples! Linda Watson, author of Wildly Affordable Organic, will introduce.