Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Carola Dunn

Carola Dunn is the author of Heirs of the Body and many previous mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple, as well as numerous historical novels. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Earlier this month I asked Dunn about what she was reading. Her reply:
Salaam Brick Lane: A Year in the New East End , by Tarquin Hall. The author is a British journalist who worked for several years in India and married an Indian. On his return to Britain, he couldn't find a job so he lived very cheaply in the East End of London. His acute and funny observation of the Indian/Pakistani immigrants now living there is fascinating.

I've also been reading the same author's mysteries set in India "from the files of Vish Puri, India's most private investigator": The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken and The Case of the Missing Servant. They're good mysteries as well as an interesting peek into today's India.

David Rosenfelt's Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure, is the extraordinary story of how he and his wife started their own dog rescue organization. They ended up adopting a lot of the rescued dogs. When they moved from LA to New England, taking the dogs with them turned into a major enterprise. Funny, sad, amazing... every emotion you can think of that comes with the interaction of canine and human.

David Crystal. The subject may sound dry, but for word nuts like me, David Crystal makes a good tale out of a complicated history.
Visit Carola Dunn's website and blog.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Carola Dunn and Trillian.

--Marshal Zeringue