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You'd think that 6:30 am on a Saturday there wouldn't be any rush hour traffic going into town and there wouldn't have been if the front cars in all three lanes had not been traveling at 5 miles under the speed limit. As it was, it took me as long to get to work today as it does on a weekday. :(

I finished Murder at Yaquina Head, the first novel in a mystery series based in Newport, Oregon. It was pretty cool reading his descriptions of places and picturing them from previous visits I've made to the area. But it seems that the first book in the series is not the first adventure this college professor has had. There are numerous mentions of things that happened in a previous murder mystery he was involved in and book #2, Dead Whales Tell No Tales goes back and tells that tale. I'm very disappointed since most of the mystery is gone. I've learned what's going to happen from the first book.


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Dec. 16th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Where is Newport compared to Portland?

And why do you think there was all that traffic on a Saturday morning? Holiday sales? Seems odd!
Dec. 17th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
It's about 140 miles southwest of Portland, a 2 to 3 hour drive. They have the aquarium (remember Keiko?), lighthouse tours, museums, and the many tourist shops along with some very nice beaches.

There wouldn't have been a lot of traffic if the slower traffic had kept to the right so that others could pass. All three lanes had a car traveling at the same speed and not letting faster traffic pass.
Dec. 17th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that sounds lovely. We never made it to the coast. Hopefully someday.
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Maybe the next time you're out here to see the folks you can take a day trip to the beach.
Dec. 19th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'll have to ask my brother to take me. My parents no longer own a car! :P
Dec. 18th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Cool, I'll have to suggest these to my mom!
Dec. 19th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
The author is Ron Lovell.
I'd recommend Dead Whales Tell No Tales as the first book instead of Murder At Yaquina Head.
The other two in the series are Lights! Camera! Action! and Murder Below Zero.
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