Two for the Road is a hangout for mystery writers Tammy Kaehler and Simon Wood to chat, reminisce, gossip, speculate and argue about all things motorsport.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reading Hot Seat

by Tammy (who is pimping Simon's book today, though he didn't pay me to do so)

I read a lot of books about racing, especially fiction. Especially mystery. Though I'll be honest, there's always just a little underlying sense of competition when it comes to another racing mystery. A sense of, "OK, you're going to have to go some to impress me because I do this also." 

But inevitably, I have to bow to the master. Because Simon knows a hell of a lot about spinning a story, and about racing. (More than I do, about both.) 

I waited until I had a clear head and a couple clear afternoons and evenings, and I sat down with his new book, Hot Seat. And I loved it, even more than his first Aidy Westlake mystery, Did Not Finish. I was annoyed at having to go to work, not being able to stay home and finish it. 

I'm not going to spoil the plot for you, but I'll say that I love how we're getting to know Aidy's grandfather Steve and his friend Dylan better (I worried for Dylan the whole way through this book!), and I heartily approve of the strong female characters in this book (even if Chloe is a b*^%). Thanks for tossing a hard-as-nails female driver in there, Simon.

So, anyone who loves a good mystery, and especially if you're a fan of racing, pick up Hot Seat. You won't be disappointed. Good job, Obi Wan!

1 comment:

  1. I think I just felt a disturbance in the Force. :-)

    Thanks a bunch...