Tag Archives: Derryll White

I’d sell this book to anyone

Book Review By Derryll White Harun, Adrianne (2014). A Man Came Out of A Door in the Mountain. This is Adrianne Harun’s first novel, having previously published a book of short stories. She has a nice, magical perception that puts … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food experiences highlight of this work

Book Review By Derryll White Hamilton, Gabrielle (2012). Blood, Bones & Butter. At Lotus Books we have a very large collection of cook books, and it attracts a lot of attention. I always like to talk to customers in this … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Burke one of the best authors writing today

Book Review By Derryll White Burke, James Lee (1988). Heaven’s Prisoners. “…the innocent who suffer for the rest of us become anointed and loved by God in a special way; the votive candle of their lives has made them heaven’s … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lawrence Block is worth the effort

Book Review By Derryll White Block, Lawrence (1981). A Stab In the Dark. “…. most investigatory work is like that. If she just roots around enough, even a blind sow gets an acorn now and then. Or so they tell … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sara Blaedel gives ‘that extra’

Book Review By Derryll White Blaedel, Sara (2015). The Forgotten Girls. Sara Blaedel is new to me but is very popular in Denmark where she is known as the “Queen of Crime” and has been voted Denmark’s most popular novelist … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A really interesting piece of noir fiction

Book Review By Derryll White Winslow, Don (1993). Way Down On the High Lonely. Winslow has a real gift for catching the essence of small western towns – Elko or Ymir size. He makes the reader feel as though he … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Distinct rewards make this book a gift

Book Review By Derryll White White, Randy Wayne (2002). Twelve Mile Limit The Florida landscape and seascape has produced some notable environmentally-oriented mystery writers. John D. MacDonald and Carl Hiaasen come immediately to mind, and now Randy Wayne White. White … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hard Case Crime was right to re-release this book

Book Review By Derryll White Westlake, Donald E. (2009). The Cutie.               “Who was next on the rich-man parade?”                         “You make it sound a lot harsher than it was. Mavis wasn’t a — a  prostitute, or anything like … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A difficult journey with worthwhile understandings

Book Review By Derryll White Taylor, Sara (2015) Boring Girls. This is a first novel for Sara Taylor who works as a songwriter and singer. From the beginning of the novel Taylor asks an interesting question that echoes throughout the … > Read More

Posted in Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Elk Valley, Featured, Kimberley, Views | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Basin Institute offers look into history of mountaineering

By Don Moore The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History has recently added a collection of photographic slides by the late Bill Hurst. Bill was an avid gardener, a long time library volunteer, and worked as a hydrographer. His real … > Read More

Posted in Cranbrook, Featured, Kootenay Life, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment