Queen of Spades Michael Shou-Yung Shum What a cracking tale! As soon as I saw the title, I knew I had to read it. Although “Queen of Spades” isn’t my favorite of Pushkin’s stories–that honor goes to his “Little Tragedies”–it’s certainly a classic for a reason. This version, set in a casino in Snoqualmie in […]Read more "“Queen of Spades” by Michael Shou-Yung Shum"
A compelling mystery full of twists and turns, with a troubled heroine who finds she’s much more tightly entwined in the case she’s investigating than she ever suspected. A former police detective who’s lost her badge, her home, and her self-respect over her gambling problem, Nicole finds herself pulled out of the women’s shelter and […]Read more "“The Sound of Rain” by Gregg Olsen"