February 2005 Blog Posts (14)

Allyn, Doug - ALL CREATURES DARK AND DANGEROUS

ALL CREATURES DARK AND DANGEROUS (Amateur Sleuth-Minnesota-Cont) – VG

Allyn, Doug – Short Stories

Cripen & Landru, 1999 – Hardcover



Veterinarian David Westbrook is the protagonist in this anthology of his favorite short stories.



I'm one who would normally say that short stories are not my favorite form as there isn’t enough time to become involved with the characters. Perhaps because I…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 14, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Allyn, Doug - THE BURNING OF RACHEL HAYES

THE BURNING OF RACHEL HAYES (Amateur Sleuth-Minnesota-Cont) – VG

Allyn, Doug - 1st book in series

Five Star, 2004 – Hardcover



Veterinarian David Westbrook, released after 2 years in prison, has rented a barn to rebuild his practice and his life. He hears a woman's screams and rescues her son who'd fallen in an old well. But he

also discovers the remains of a woman, Rachel Hayes, who had died in a

firestorm in the 1870's. But…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 13, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bruen, Ken – THE DRAMATIST

THE DRAMATIST (Unlicensed investigator-Ireland-Cont) – Ex

Bruen, Ken – 4th in series

Brandon, 2004 – Trade paperback



Jack Taylor is clean and sober and fighting hard to stay that way. A drug dealer, now serving time, hires Jack to investigate the death of his sister. Under her body was a book by Synge, into

which the words "The Dramatist" had been written on the title page.

When a second student dies with a copy of the same…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 12, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Burke, Jan - BLOODLINES

BLOODLINES (Amateur Sleuth-California-1950s, 70s, Cont) – VG

Burke, Jan - 10th in series

Simon & Schuster, 2005 – Hardcover



In 1958, young reporter Conn O'Connor wants to know who left for dead his mentor, Jack Corrigan, the night infant Max Ducane is kidnapped and his parents and grandparents are presumed washed overboard from their

sailboat. In 1978, young reporter Irene

Kelly is taken under the wing of now veteran…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 11, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coleman, Reed Farrel – THE JAMES DEANS

THE JAMES DEANS (Private Investigator-New York- 1980s) – Ex

Coleman, Reed Farrel – 3rd in series

Plume, 2005 – Trade paperback



Moe Prager, former cop turned PI, is hired to find political intern Moria Heaton. Moria left political headquarters on evening, never to be seen again.



Moe is the refreshing antithesis of most characters being written today. He is a loving husband, father and brother, neither an…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 10, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

DePoy, Phillip - THE DEVIL'S HEARTH

THE DEVIL'S HEARTH (Amateur Sleuth-Georgia-Cont) – G+

DePoy, Phillip – 1st in series

St. Martin's Press, 2002 – Hardcover



Folklorist Fever Devlin has left academia and is moving back to his family home in the Blue Mountains of Georgia. However, he doesn't expect his reception to be a dead body on his front steps and bullets headed his direction. When he learns with body is that of a

half-brother, about whom he never knew, Fever…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 9, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fulmer, David - CHASING THE DEVIL'S TAIL

CHASING THE DEVIL'S TAIL (Private Investigator-New Orleans-1907) – VG

Fulmer, David – 1st in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 2001 – Hardcover



Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr is hired by political boss, Tom Anderson, to stop the "black rose" killer of Storyville prostitutes. The primary suspect is

Buddy Bolden, a friend of St. Cyr's.



New Orleans is a fascinating city. Fulmer does a remarkable job of…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 8, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

Johnson, Craig - THE COLD DISH

THE COLD DISH (Police Proc-Wyoming-Cont) – VG

Johnson, Craig – 1st in series

Viking, 2005 – Hardcover



Sheriff Walt Longmire is in charge of a small, but quirky group of law enforcement officers in Absaroka County, Wyoming. When the body of Cody Pritchard is found dead

of a gunshot wound, they need to determine wither it is a hunting

accident. But Cody, along with three

others, is recently released from serving time for…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 7, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

Kerr, Philip - DARK MATTER

DARK MATTER (Amateur Sleuth-London-1600s) – Okay-

Kerr, Philip – 11th book

McArthur & Company, 2002- Paperback



Christopher Ellis has been hired and clerk and protector to Sir Issac Newton, now Warden of the Royal Mint. In their efforts to track down counterfeiters, they uncover murders,

ciphers and a much more dangerous plot.



In spite of the length of the book, it did read quickly, probably…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 5, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

King, Jonathon - THE BLUE EDGE OF MIDNIGHT

THE BLUE EDGE OF MIDNIGHT (Former Cop-Florida-Cont) – G

King, Jonathon – 1st book

Dutton, 2002- Hardcover



Max Freeman, while a policeman in Philadelphia, killed a young boy in a self-defense shootout. Now retired, Max has moved to a shack in the Everglades. When he finds a child's body, it takes him

back to the shooting. But other young

children have recently, and still are disappearing and Max is being set up as…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 5, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

Lescroart, John - THE SECOND CHAIR

THE SECOND CHAIR (Legal-San Francisco-Cont) – VG

Lescroart, John – 12th in series

Signet Novel, 2005- Paperback



Young attorney, Amy Wu, takes on the case of a 17-year-old boy accused of killing his teacher and girlfriend. There's strong evidence against him, so Amy is trying to convince him to plead guilty and serve eight years as a

juvenal. When Amy botches the early

pre-trial hearings and her client keeps insisting he is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 4, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

Parker, T. Jefferson - CALIFORNIA GIRL

CALIFORNIA GIRL (Police Proc/Amateur-Califorania-1950s to Cont) – G

Parker, T. Jefferson – 12th book

William Morrow, 2004- Hardcover



The Becker boys rumbled with the Vonn boys when they were young. But there was something about young Janelle Vonn that caught their eye. Now in the 1960's Janelle has

reconnected with a couple of the Beckers, up until she is found murdered. Nick Becker, now a cop, is handling Janelle's

murder as…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 3, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rimington, Stella - AT RISK

AT RISK (Espionage-England-Cont) – VG

Rimington, Stella – 1st novel

Knopf, 2004- Hardcover



Intelligence officer gets word from one of her agents that there may be an imminent terrorist threat within England. Now it's her job to find the terrorists, identify their target, and prevent them from succeeding in their mission.



Since the end of the cold war, I'd not found a good contemporary spy novel. This ends…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 2, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

SURVIVOR IN DEATH (Police Proc-New York–2059) – G+

Robb, J.D. (Nora Roberts) – 20th in series

Putnam, 2005 – Hardcover



When Lt. Eve Dallas is called out to a crime scene, she finds a husband and wife, their live-in housekeeper, son and the friend of their daughter who had been coldly murdered.

However, she also finds the young daughter, who had been overlooked by

the killers. Eve takes the young…

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Added by LJ Roberts on February 1, 2005 at 9:30am — No Comments

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