Book Forty-Nine: Roseanna

Another Martin Beck police mystery. This one is apparently the first in the series, so it filled in some background for me, and made me curious about reading the rest. Apparently there are 10 volumes in all, collectively called The Story of a Crime, and it sounds like they are quite popular in Sweden and […]

Book Forty-Eight: A Tale of Two Valleys

Everyone in Mendocino County needs to read this book. Immediately. It should be distributed along with voter information pamphlets, because it illustrates the complex issues involved in the growth and change of formerly rural communities. A Tale of Two Valleys  is an awesome depiction of wealth, greed, and short-sightedness. The book is about the development […]