January 2006 Blog Posts (16)

Argula, Anne – HOMICIDE MY OWN

HOMICIDE MY OWN (Police Proc-Washington-Cont) – VG

Argula, Anne – 1st book

Pleasure Boat Studio, 2005- Trade Paperback



Spokane Police officers Odd Gunderson and Quinn are sent to Shalish Island, near Canada. There they are to pick up fugitive Charlie T. Houser, charged with having intimate relations with a 14-year-old girl. Once there, they find Charlie, his young

girlfriend, and her mother. But they

also find the Odd is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 17, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Crouch, Blake – DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS

(A) DESERT PLACES / (B) LOCKED DOORS (Suspense-Cont) – NR/DNF

Crouch, Blake – 1st and 2nd in series

St. Martin's Press, 2004/2005 - Hardcover



(A) Thriller writer Andrew Thomas is set up as a serial killer and has no way of proving he is not. (B) It appears on of the bad guys from book (A) is still alive and again

out to terrorize Andrew.



I group these together as I accidentally started book (B)…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 15, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Gerritsen, Tess – VANISH

VANISH (Thriller, New York City, Cont) – VG

Gerritsen, Tess – 5th in series

Ballantine Books, 2005 – Hardcover



It's a medical examiner's worst nightmare when Dr. Maura Isles discovers a female body in her morgue is still alive. Det. Jane Rizzoli is one week overdue having her first baby. When she goes to the

hospital for an exam, the last thing she expects is to be taken hostage by a

woman who had pronounced dead.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 14, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Goodman, Carol – THE LAKE OF DEAD LANGUAGES

THE LAKE OF DEAD LANGUAGES (Suspense-Adirondacks-Cont) – NR/DNF

Goodman, Carol – 1st book

Ballantine Books, 2006- Paperback



Jane Hudson teaches Latin and lives in a cottage at the Heart Lake School for Girls. Jane had also been a student and graduated from Heart Lake.

While there, two of her roommates died by committing suicide; or did

they? Pages from Jane's lost journal

from 20 years ago are now…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 13, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hall, James W. – FORESTS OF THE NIGHT

FORESTS OF THE NIGHT (Suspense-North Carolina-Cont) – NR

Hall, James W. – Standalone

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004 - Paperback



Miami policewoman Charlotte Monroe has an extraordinary ability to read peoples faces; so much so that the FBI want her to join them. She also has a young daughter who is schizophrenic,

and a husband who is a defense attorney who grew up learning Cherokee

history. A boyhood affair with a

Cherokee…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 12, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hicks, Randall – THE BABY GAME

THE BABY GAME (Amateur Sleuth/Lawyer- So. California-Cont) – VG

Hicks, Randall – 1st in series

Wordslinger Press, 2005- Hardcover



Toby Dillon is the adoption attorney for his best friends, movie stars Brogan and Rita. The baby is born in a condo but, when taken to the hospital, is found to have a medical

condition. When the doctor asks about

the twin baby, Toby finds both the twin baby and the mother has

disappeared. The…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 11, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Jardine, Quintin – SKINNER'S ROUND

SKINNER'S ROUND (Police Proc-Scotland-Cont) – G+

Jardine, Quintin – 4th in series

Headline, 1995- Paperback



A new, very elite golf course has opened in Scotland, and they are about to hold a major, international tournament. However, co-owner and millionaire has been found murdered in his bath at the club.

Skinner and his team hope to keep the death quiet, but an article

appears in the newspaper quoting…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 10, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Kerley, Jack –THE DEATH COLLECTORS

THE DEATH COLLECTORS (Police Procedural-Mobile, AL-Cont) - Ex

Kerley, Jack – 2nd in series

Dutton, 2005 – Hardcover



Detective Carson Ryder and his partner Harry Nautilus are back as the only members of PSIT—the Psychopathological and Sociopathological Investigative Team. A woman's body has

been found in a cheap motel room. She's

nude, wearing only cheap rings, covered in flower petals, and surrounded by

candles. But as…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 9, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Kilmer, Nicholas – MAN WITH A SQUIRREL

MAN WITH A SQUIRREL (Amateur Sleuth/Art Expert-Boston-Cont) – G

Kilmer, Nicholas – 2nd in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 1996- Tradepaperback



An antiques dealer, Oona, sells art Expert Fred Taylor a painting which, when removed it from it’s frame, looks to be a portion of a painting by Jon Singleton Copley, a well-known 18th century artist. Days later, Fred learns that Oona is dead but

has left another segment of the painting for him.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 8, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Kinman, Gay Toltl – CASTLE REINER

CASTLE REINER (Gothic-California-1899) – Poor

Kinman, Gay Toltl – 1st book

Clocktower Books, 2000- Trade Paperback



It's 1899 England, and young Lavinia "Vinney" Cathcart, must make her own way. Her minister father has died and she how has nowhere to live. She accepts the post as

governess to the son of the European Baron whose father built a castle in California. But things are not as they seem; the castle

has a dark history…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 7, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Kronenwetter, Michael – F1RST KILL

F1RST KILL (Private Investigator-Wisconsin-Cont) – VG

Kronenwetter, Michael – 1st book

Thomas Dunne Books, 2005- Hardcover



Hank Berlin is divorced and caring for his young son while his ex-wife is in Paris. His childhood best friend married the girl he loved in high school. Now, the best friend is dead and the wife

wants Hank to investigate his murder.

The case raises difficult feelings for Hank and…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 6, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mayor, Archer – ST. ALBANS FIRE

ST. ALBANS FIRE (Police Proc-Vermont/NJ-Cont) – VG

Mayor, Archer – 16th in series

Mysterious Press, 2005- Hardcover



Vermont Bureau of Investigation Agent Joe Gunthur is called out to the scene of a barn fire; an arson that became a murder with the discovery of a young man's body. As the

investigation proceeds, it's discovered that this is only one of a series of

recent arsons. The trail leads to New Jersey and a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 5, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Murphy, Debra –THE MYSTERY OF THINGS

THE MYSTERY OF THINGS (Amateur Sleuth-Milwaukee-Cont) - Ok

Murphy, Debra – 1st book

Idylls Press, 2004 – Hardcover



James Ireton is a bright Shakespearian scholar with a bright future. He is also struggling with his past, faith, a new relationship, the death of his mentor and nightmares of a

knight, a lady and a dragon. Two men have now died by falling head-first from a

height. Was it suicide?…



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Added by LJ Roberts on January 4, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Parker, Ann – SILVER LIES

SILVER LIES (Historical-Colorado-1879) – VG+

Parker, Ann – 1st in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 2003



Inez Stannert lives in Leadville, Colorado at the height of the silver boom. She shoots, plays poker,

owns a salon along with her partner Abe, a free black man, and has a husband

who has been missing for eight months.

When local assay-agent Joe Ross is found dead in the alley next to Inez'

saloon,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 3, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Robb, J.D. (aka Nora Roberts) – MEMORY IN DEATH

MEMORY IN DEATH (Police Procedural-NYC-2059) – G+

Robb, J.D. (aka Nora Roberts) – 22nd in series

Putnam, 2006- Hardcover



Lt. Eve Dallas has her past come back to visit her in the form of Trudy Lombard who was, for a short time, her foster mother. It is not a happy reunion, particularly when it becomes clear the woman is there to blackmail Eve and Roark. Trudy is murdered and it's Eve's job, and

personality, to "stand for the dead"…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 2, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

Rose, M.J. – THE HALO EFFECT

THE HALO EFFECT (Amateur Sleuth/Psychiatrist-New York City-Cont) – Okay

Rose, M.J. – 1st in series

Mira, 2004 – Trade Paperback



Psychiatrist Dr. Morgan Snow is a sex therapist. One of her clients is Cleo Thane, a very high-priced prostitute. When Cleo disappears, Detective Noah Jordain approaches Morgan for information. Someone is ritualistically murdering

prostitutes. Cleo has left with Morgan

the manuscript of a book she's…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 1, 2006 at 7:30am — No Comments

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