January 2007 Blog Posts (17)

Clare, Alys – ASHES OF THE ELEMENTS

ASHES OF THE ELEMENTS (Historical-England-1100s) – G

Clare, Alys – 2nd in series

Hodder & Stoughton, 2000- UK Hardcover – ISBN 0340739339

Abess Helewise discovers a dead body by nearly stepping on it. The man had been killed by a spear with a highly decorative point. Although the Sheriff is willing to blame…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 16, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Doherty, Paul – THE CUPS OF GHOSTS

THE CUPS OF GHOSTS (Historical-France/England-1300s) – G+

Doherty, Paul – 1st in series

Headline, 2005- UK Hardcover – ISBN 0755328736

Mathilde, trained as a physician by her father, finds her life in jeopardy and uprooted. With the Pope’s declaration of Templer’s as heretics, she is taken to her uncle for…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 15, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Gooden, Phillip – AN HONORABLE MURDER

AN HONORABLE MURDER (Historical-England-1600s) – G+

Gooden, Phillip – 6th in series

Constable, 2005- UK Hardcover – ISBN 1841196940

King James and Queen Anne are now on the throne, the Spanish are coming to London to sign the treaty ending the war with Spain and Burbage’s company of players, the King’s Men,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 14, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Goodwin, Jason – THE JANISSARY TREE

THE JANISSARY TREE (Historical-Turkey-1836) – VG

Goodwin, Jason – 1st novel

Sarah Crichton Books, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN 0374178607

The Ottoman Empire is coming to an end and Sultan recognizes they must move into modern times. But gruesome murders, with clues leading back to the brutal days of the…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 13, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Green, Simon R.- HELL TO PAY

HELL TO PAY (PI/Fantasy-Nightside-3

a.m.) – VG

Green, Simon R.- 7th in series

ACE Fantasy, 2007- US Paperback – ISBN 13:9780441014606

PI John Taylor has been hired, for ten million pounds, by Jeremiah Griffith to find his missing granddaughter. Griffith is not the most powerful man…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 12, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Gregory, Susanna – A BONE OF CONTENTION

A BONE OF CONTENTION (Historical-Cambridge, England-1352) – G+

Gregory, Susanna – 3rd in series

LIttle, Brown & Company, 1997– UK Hardcover – ISBN 0316882301

Physician and teacher Matthew Bartholomew is summoned by Brother Michael to the King’s Ditch by the Hall of Valence Marie to…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 11, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Harris, C.S. – WHAT ANGELS FEAR

WHAT ANGELS FEAR (Historical-England-1811) – Ex

Harris, C.S. – 1st in series

New American Library, 2005- US Hardcover – ISBN 0451216695

Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, escapes arrest for the brutal murder of an actress, former prostitute, in a church. His pistol was found at the murder scene and he refuses…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 10, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Jecks, Michael - THE LEPER’S RETURN

THE LEPER’S RETURN (Historical-England-1320) – VG

Jecks, Michael - 6th in series

Headline, 1998- UK Paperback – ISBN 0747259518

Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, has his hands full. The town’s leper hospital has a new master and a town suddenly turned violent against the hospital and its…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 9, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Kellerman, Jesse – SUNSTROKE

SUNSTROKE (Non-Suspense-California/Mexico-Cont) – DNF

Kellerman, Jesse – 1st book

Jove, 2006- US Paperback – ISBN 0515142239



Gloria Mendez has worked for, and been in love with, her boss, Carl Perreira for ten years. Gloria receives an unintelligible message from Carl, who is on vacation in Mexico. When she tries to find him, she learns he was

killed in a car accident. As…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 8, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

McGarrity, Michael – NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (Police Proc-New Mexico-Cont) – DNF

McGarrity, Michael – 10th book

Onyx, 2005- US Paperback – 0451412281



Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney is persuaded, by a childhood friend, to take the job of technical advisor for a film. But Kevin soon finds himself involved in a murder investigation that may tie into the smuggling of illegal immigrants and

organized…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 7, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Myers, Beverle Graves – CRUEL MUSIC

CRUEL MUSIC (Historical-Italy-1740) – VG

Myers, Beverle Graves – 3rd in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 2006, US Hardcover – ISBN1590582306

Pope Clement XII is dying and Venetian Senator Antonio Montorio is determined that his brother, Cardinal Stefano Montorio be the next Pope. To this end, the Senator has arrested…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 6, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

O’Connell, Carol – FIND ME

FIND ME (Suspense-US-Cont) – Ex

O’Connell, Carol – 10th book

Putnam, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN 0399153950

There is a dead woman in her apartment and NY detective Kathy Mallory has taken off in a VW Beetle with a Porche 911 engine to travel old Route 66. At the beginning of the highway, the intersection of Adams…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 5, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Parker, Robert B. – BLUE SCREEN

BLUE SCREEN (PI/Pol. Proc-Massachusetts/Los Angeles-Cont) – G+

Parker, Robert B. – 5th Sunny Randall

Putnam, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN 0399153519

PI Sunny Randall is hired by movie producer Buddy Bollen to protect his live-in leading lady Erin Flint. Erin is a beautiful, B-movie actress Buddy plans to have play…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 4, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Pepper, Andrew – THE LAST DAYS OF NEWGATE

THE LAST DAYS OF NEWGATE (Historical-England-1800s) – NR

Pepper, Andrew – 1st book

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006 – UK Hardcover – ISBN 029785237X

Pyke is a Bow Street Runner called in to investigate the murder of a couple and their infant child. In doing so, Pyke find himself arrested and in Newgate Prison…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 3, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Scott, Justin – McMANSIONS

McMANSIONS (PI-Connecticut-Cont) – VG

Scott, Justin – 4th in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN 1-59058-063X

Ben Abbot is a realtor and private investigator in Newbury, Connecticut, a town whose history dates back to the Colonies. Billy Tiller was a developer and the nightmare of…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 2, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Todd, Charles – A FALSE MIRROR

A FALSE MIRROR (Historical-England-1920) – Ex

Todd, Charles – 10th book

Wm Morrow, 2007 – US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780060786731

Inspector Ian Rutledge has been called to Hampton Regis on the southern coast of England. Facility Hampton is in love the two men; her husband, Matthew, and Stephen Mallory.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 1, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Richtel, Matt - HOOKED

HOOKED (Thriller-Nate Idle-Silicon Valley, CA –Cont) - Poor

Richtel, Matt – 1st book

Twelve, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780446580083



First Sentence: I’m guessing that the moment that you life begins to unravel is often unceremonious—heralded by a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 1, 2007 at 4:00am — No Comments

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