Reviewed by Susan Richmond
I met Rob Phllips a few weeks ago. He had on a mask. So, I might not be able to recognize him on the street after Covid-19. I have, however, read his Yakima Herald Republic column for years. I love the comfortable way he writes, never exuding the expert outdoorsman vibe that keeps others from wanting to participate in woodsy exploration. His writing is inviting and includes the reader in his adventures. He loves dogs, too, a fine character quality if you ask me. Rob wondered if Inklings might be willing to stock his book and he left our staff a reading copy of his book. When I told him we would be honored to stock it, he brought in an armful of books and a nice display to get us started. We’ve refilled the display four times and I’ve made another order for 30 more.
Rob is a guy who has made the most of this hunker-down time. He wrote a book! What did you do? I played Words with Friends, cooked and ate things. Rob redeemed the time with turning out a clever mystery firmly set in the mountains and valleys near Yakima, a region he knows very well.