February 2004 Blog Posts (13)

EBMRG - 3 February 2004 Meeting Recap

The East Bay Mystery Readers' Group -

3 February 2004 Meeting Recap

ONE GRAVE TOO MANY (Amateur Sleuth) - Beverly Connor - Good
Her new job as director of the RiverTrail Museum of Natural History in Georgia takes forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon out of the game-until a former love and a…
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Added by LJ Roberts on February 28, 2004 at 1:30am — No Comments

Benoit, Charles - RELATIVE DANGER

RELATIVE DANGER – EX

Charles Beniot – 1st book

Doug Pearce, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, leaves his small town at the request of Edna, an exotic older woman who knew his black-sheep

uncle, Russell Pearce. It seems that Russell was murdered in 1948, apparently

while trying to smuggle an outrageously big red diamond out of Singapore.

Beginning in Casablanca and continuing…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 13, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

Boyle, Gerry - PRETTY DEAD

PRETTY DEAD – VG

Gerry Boyle – 7th in series



When reporter Jack McMorrow’s significant other, social service worker Roxanne Masterson, investigates allegations of physical abuse concerning the young daughter of Boston

bluebloods David and Maddie Connelly, Jack senses a shot at a story. There a

beautiful young staff member steals the show, then winds up…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 12, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

Cleverly, Barbara - THE DAMASCENED BLADE

THE DAMASCENED BLADE – EX

Barbara Cleverly – 3rd in series (UK release)



On a break from his policing duties, Joe Sandilands is visiting his old army friend, James Lindsay, commander of the British army's front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. An uneasy peace is in

operation, but into this situation is injected an ill-assorted group of

visitors to the fort.

Although it helps…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 11, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

Connor, John - PHOENIX

PHOENIX - EX

John Connor – 1st book (UK

release)



DC Karen Sharpe has a past, one of which not even she seems to have full. When her ex drug squad colleague and his informer are found shot on the moors the safe bet is that a mid league

drug dealer had the hit arranged but Sharpe senses otherwise and, realizing she

could be part of the mystery, embarks on an attempt to solve the…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 10, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

Douglas, Carol Nelson - THE ADVENTURESS

THE ADVENTURESS (original title – “Good Morning, Irene”) – G+

Carol Nelson Douglas – 2nd in series



Diva/detective Irene Adler and her bridegroom, handsome barrister Godfrey Norton, are honeymooning in Paris when they become embroiled in an investigation: a drowned sailor's body has been

recovered from the Seine, and on…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 9, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

DO OR DIE – G+Barbara Fradkin – 1st in series When a popular university student from a wealthy family is found stabbed to death in an academic library, tenacious police inspector Michael Green is ca…

DO OR DIE – G+

Barbara Fradkin – 1st in series



When a popular university student from a wealthy family is found stabbed to death in an academic library, tenacious police inspector Michael Green is called in. As he sifts through the evidence, several suspects emerge. Was the

killing a crime of passion and revenge or a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 8, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

Green, Simon R. - AGENTS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS

AGENTS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS (Fantasy) – G+

Simon R Green – 2nd in series



A quest for the Unholy Grail-the goblet from which Judas drank at the Last Supper-takes private eye John Taylor deep into the secret, magical heart of London, called the Nightside, where…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 7, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

Llewellyn, Carolyn - LIFE BLOOD

LIFE BLOOD – G

Carolyn Llewellyn – Standalone



The inheritor of a Cotswolds cottage, children's book illustrator and writer Jo Treleven flies with her infant son to visit her property and becomes involved in a fifty-year-old murder that took place…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 6, 2004 at 7:00am — No Comments

Robb, J.D. (aka Nora Roberts) - DIVIDED IN DEATH

DIVIDED IN DEATH – VG

J.D. Robb – 18th in series



When sent pictures they are lovers, Roark Industries’ security expert Reva Ewing goes to confront her husband and her best friend only to find them murdered. Roark asks his wife Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the

NYPSD to take the primary lead on the case. When she arrives on the scene, she

sees strange anomalies and thinks Reva was set up to take the fall, but doesn’t

stop…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 4, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

Russell, Alan - POLITICAL SUICIDE

POLITICAL SUICIDE – VG

Alan Russell – Standalone



Political Suicide features private investigator Will Travis, a different kind of "hotel detective". With his near photographic memory, Travis evaluates restaurants and hotels, reporting on service issues

and employee theft or neglect to his clients. During one of these evaluations

he witnesses a man slipping something into his woman companion's drink. Travis

rescues the woman,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 3, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

Siegel, Sheldon - SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES - G

Sheldon Siegel – 2nd in series



Attorney Mike Daley and Rosie, his ex-wife and law partner, are hired to defend Skipper Gates, the San Francisco DA. Skipper is an unlikable political type who is accused of murdering a male prostitute with

whom he spent the night. Not only will this scandal potentially ruin Skipper's

career, but he could conceivable be sent to Death Row if a jury finds…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 2, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

Tracy, P.J. - MONKEEWRENCH

MONKEEWRENCH – EX

P.J. Tracy – 1st book



An unpopular, troublemaking old couple are brutally murdered in a small Wisconsin town church. While Wisconsin Sheriff Michael Halloran and Deputy Bonar Carlson are working to

solve their case, in the Minnesotan Twin cities, Detectives Leo Magozzi and

Gino Rolseth, are dealing with a serial killer is copying a computer game where

20 murders happen. The games’ designers, a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 1, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

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