The other two books in the trilogy are titled Bloody Awful and Bloody Right. The author, Georgia Evans is in England, born and raised. This novel, Bloody Good will work for my Typically British Reading Challenge. As with Church Folk, I only bought the first novel, because I'm not sure if I'm going to like it enough to buy all three. I've done that before, bought a trio of books thinking they're going to be great ('cause there's three of them, right?) and found that I couldn't even finish the first book. This was from my first "feeling sorry" for myself shopping trip. I don't usually go to Barnes & Nobles. Normally I go to Borders which is where I found myself just a couple of days later.
Christopher Moore is one of those writers who you can depend on writing a funny, at times facetious book. I've read a few of this books and enjoyed all of them.
Jude Devereaux - One of the few romance writers that I will read. I can't find a website specifically for her, although Simon and Schuster has a page up for her at their website. There is usually a touch of mystery and suspense in Jude Devereaux's romance novels. I see by the website that there are quite of few of her books that I haven't read yet. Back when I used to read nothing but historical romances ( there was a time when I wouldn't even read a contemporary setting novel- I can be so tunnel-visioned with books) I used to buy her books when ever they came out. I had (at one time) ALL of her romances. I'm usually satisfied when I read a book by Jude Devereaux.
I have been a little strange in my reading life. When I was 11 I started reading some heavy duty fiction like James Michener's Hawaii, Centennial, and a couple others that I can't remember right now. I also read quite a few of Harold Robbin's novels that belonged to one of my stepmothers. Before the age of 11 I read almost every Nancy Drew book I could find, but missed out on a lot of the other children's classics, like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. I did read the Littles.
During my most rebellious teenage years (15 to 17) I didn't read very much, but after the newness of moving out and living with my boyfriend (now my husband) wore off I was crazy for historical romances. Read nothing but them. Would not read any contemporary novels-not interested.
Then I became interested in a couple of fantasy books such as Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. I read all but the last one that he wrote, and the other last one, the one that someone else finished. Forgot the names and don't feel like looking them up right now....oh what the hell......okay I read all of them through Winter's Heart. Have not read Crossroads of Twilight or Knife of Dreams, apparently the last two books he wrote on his own. Nor have I read the next four books that are "co-authored" with Brian Sanderson - they all came out after the death of Robert Jordan.
Anyway from fantasy, I picked up Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking and thereafter looked for books along this line. At the time, there were very few books like that one - but I persevered and found a few good what are now called urban fantasy books until the explosion and now almost always stick to urban fantasy. I've read a few other types here and there in the last few years - The Stephanie Plum series, a chick lit here and there, but my favorite type is the urban fantasy - tropes and all.