Drabble for #LitChat

“There is no there,” he said.

I must have looked the question at him.

He blew out cigarette smoke in a sigh. “If you spend all your time trying to get there, you’ll never be where you ought to be.”

“Which is?”

His expression was disdainful. He turned and walked away.

I couldn’t help but call out, “Where are you going?

A thick puff of smoke punctuated his reply. “A different here.”




Claws of the Cat

Claws of the Cat: A Shinobi MysteryClaws of the Cat: A Shinobi Mystery by Susan Spann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Those of you who love mystery and are fascinated by medieval Japanese Samurai culture will like this book. A Shinobi detailed to protect a Jesuit priest ends up becoming a detective. The juxtaposition of the cultures and the incorporation of shinobi training into the investigations is delightful. This is the first book in a series and a satisfying first effort.

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