Reading matter is always a good gift, and today you can give audio books for those in your life who don’t have time to sit down and turn pages.
In Atlanta recently I got to meet novelist Liz Lazarus. I had read one of her mysteries and now have all three under my belt, the latest on audio. The Evil Princess and I spend so much time on the road that audio books have been a blessing for us.
Each of Ms. Lazarus’ novels focus on a strong woman who takes control of the serious problems that life brings her. Sometimes with feminine wiles, sometimes with a judiciously applied Ruger in her hand, but always with common sense.
Liz manages willing suspension of disbelief by picking the brains of SMEs from veteran detectives to gun experts to make sure she gets the details right.
If my lovely bride and I are any indication, the Lazarus novels appeal to both genders, and to anyone with a sense of self-sufficiency. (If the person you buy gift books for lacks that latter quality, perhaps Liz’ writing will inspire some.)
(Some of you will appreciate the name she gives to her characters. E.P.)