Three to start off the last week before Christmas:
9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney
The Meaning of Lila by John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Red and Rovey by Brian Basset
I'm not quite sure where the gag is supposed to be here.
Is it the kid taking off his ear-muffs? Or is the joke supposed to be simply the silent trail off? Strange.
I hope before the end of the week Cy the Cynic develops some true Christmas spirit. I don't care whether West leads a high or low diamond, Cy (East) should just know to return the diamond after taking the trick with his ace. I mean, come on. (Stay tuned for my next blog, the Cy the Cynic is a Stubborn Bonehead Watch. Memo to Frank Stewart: Please bring back Unlucky Louie. At least he's sympathetic.)