The Week in Review by Iris Carden
What I’ve Written
Sunday: Putting Christ In Christmas
Prepare for all the social media posts telling us to put Christ back in Christmas.
Monday: Techno Ghost
A ghost is trapped in a business’ computer system. The HDU is on the job.
The strange tale of Beatrice, who discovered the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.
Wednesday: The Week Before Christmas
It was the week before Christmas things weren't going well. Santa's cost-cutting measures were beginning to tell.
When a well-known, but horrible, person goes missing, HDU senior agent Jo Burns is less than enthusiastic about finding him.
Friday: Sleepy Kitty
It’s hard being a beautiful, fluffy cat. There’s so many things to do.
The final chapter of my work in progress. The invaders are leaving.
What I’ve Read (reviews)
Meet two adorable new spiders found: Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus. Two new species of peacock spiders have been found here in southeast Queensland. They’re utterly adorable, and been given very cute names. No, not everything here in Australia wants to kill you. Some of our wildlife is just cute.
Conniption Song (short story by Dawn Benedict Rhymes, Dreams, Fantasy and Thoughts) This family’s definitely organised to deal with a daughter’s tantrums.
The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions short story collection by Kerry Greenwood. If you like the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries television series, or the Crypt of Tears movie, you will love the original, Kerry Greenwood’s Miss Fisher books. The other books I’ve read were complete novels, but this one’s short stories. Take a trip back to 1928 Melbourne for everything you’d expect of a Miss Fisher book: mysteries, the fast car, the pearl-handled gun, a procession of beautiful young men, high society, and low society, as the Honourable Miss Fisher, lady detective, saves the day again and again.
A Look at a Book
Wendy Watchitt is just an average 10 year old girl.
She’s brave and clever and caring. She carries her pet toad on her head, and makes strange things happen when she blinks. Well, perhaps she isn’t quite so average.
A new adventure starts for Wendy when her family moves house.
A new town, a new home, new school, and new best friend are just the beginning of what she’s going to find.
Wendy will have to save her friends, travel between realms, learn some very big family secrets, and still find time to get her homework done.