A great BBC TV show about a troubled detective that follows his own moral code.
Pushin’ Against a Stone by Valerie June
A great singer combines blues, gospel, soul, folk, and pop into a wonderful album. Partly produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
Hail to the Thief by Radiohead
A great album that successfully blends the styles of the guitar-based Bends album and the experimental electronica Kid A album.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
A great listen! Told through letters, there is a different narrator for each letter writer. Takes place on Guernsey Island during WWII. Some of the islanders form a book group in order to meet during Nazi occupation.
The Quatermass Xperiment
The movie that put Britain’s Hammer Studios on the international map. A rocket that leaves earth with 3 passengers returns with only 1, and he’s mute. Director Val Guest interspersed a handheld camera and locals to create an almost semi-documentary science fiction movie that prefigures The Blob and Alien.
Empires of the Sea: the siege of Malta, the battle of Lepanto, and the contest for the center of the world by Roger Crowley
War at sea, siege on land (in Malta and Cyprus) as the Spanish-led West combats the Ottoman Empire for control of the Mediterranean in the 16th century. It is so exciting that you will listen to the CD and read the book.
Cure by Robin Cook
Author is a former general physician who writes about mystery diagnoses that leave the reader on the edge of their seat!
Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell
The author is a former pathologist and writes detailed murder mysteries.