04 April 2006

Friends in high places

A couple of months ago, an old friend called to tell me my favorite mystery author had a new book coming out. She left the message with my dad. He scrawled the title on a scrap but then couldn't read his own hand writing. Neither could I. Something like "The Golden Finger" he thought.

Today I got word that Tomb of the Golden Bird is out, and my library connection is going to hook me up with it tomorrow a little *ahem* ahead of everyone else.

Actually it's possible that my mom just ordered a copy for me and I'm in no way jumping the queue, but for now I'll relish in a little mischief.

*UPDATE* Our library hookup forgot to order us a personal copy, so I do have the library's book sitting next to me right now. I better start reading...

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  1. Another book worm like me? Nice to meet you? Whose the author of this mystery book!?
    Am on a waiting list for Memoirs of a Geisha, its riving me crazy to wait!

  2. Why do you say Mom when it's Mum? I'm not being cheeky, I'd just like to know.

  3. Score!

    I wonder if my library would do that for me? They all know me by my firstname these days.

  4. Fitena: Yes, something like that. Elizabeth Peters is the author. The first in the series is "The Crocodile on the Sandbank."

    Minge: Just depends on what you hear growing up, I suppose. I like the sound of Mum and Mama, but my Mom would look at me strangely if I used them because it would be too much an affectation.

    Kevin: Well... I go way back with these folks. I've known my connection since I was in the 3rd grade, worked there through high school and summers during college, and know her socially. They might hook you up, but I'd think staff and their families and friends would have first dibs.

  5. Maybe you should write "The Golden Finger."

  6. Neil: I think it's got some real possibilities. ;)