March 2005 Blog Posts (16)

Black, Ethan – THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB

THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB (Police Proc-New York-Cont) – NR

Black, Ethan – 1st in series

Ballantine, 1999 – Hardcover



A group of men, who have been dumped by the women they love, are brought together by a psychologist who to "vent" their pain. This turns to anger, which turns to murder. Into this you have Detective Conrad Voort,

"the richest cop in New York,"

whose girlfriend has…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 16, 2005 at 10:30am — No Comments

Block, Lawrence – ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING

ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING (Private Investigator-New York-Cont) – Ex

Block, Lawrence – 16th novel in series

William Morrow, 2005 – Hardcover



Matt Scudder has been hired to investigate a woman's suspicious lover. In the meantime, there is a man on death row awaiting execution for murdering three boys. He has been befriended by a

"psychologist" who clearly knows more about the murders…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 15, 2005 at 10:30am — No Comments

Cleverly, Barbara – THE PALACE TIGER

THE PALACE TIGER (Police Proc-India-1922) – VG

Cleverly, Barbara – 4th in series

Constable, 2004- Hardcover



Commander Joe Sandilands has been dispatched to Ranipur, ostensibly to hunt a man-eating tiger. As he is arriving, a plane

crashes in front of him killing the son and present heir of the maharajah. Joe quickly finds the crash was no accident

and this is the second heir who…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 14, 2005 at 10:30am — No Comments

Compton, Jodi – THE 37TH HOUR

THE 37TH HOUR (Police Proc-US-Cont) – NR

Compton, Jodi – 1st book

Dell, 2004- Paperback



Sarah Pribek is a missing-persons investigator. But she never though the person for whom she would be searching was her own husband, police officer Shiloh. Married only two months, when Shiloh leaves

for FBI training in Quantico,

but never arrives, it's up to Sarah to find…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 13, 2005 at 10:30am — No Comments

Crais, Robert – THE FORGOTTEN MAN

THE FORGOTTEN MAN (Private Investigator-Los Angeles-Cont) – Ex

Crais, Robert – 10th in series

Doubleday, 2005 – Hardcover



PI Elvis Cole has spent his life wondering about, and trying to find, his father. When he receives a call that a victim of a fatal gunshot says he's Cole's father, it leads him on a search for the man's

identity. But there's more to the John

Doe that anyone…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 12, 2005 at 10:30am — No Comments

Eversz, Robert M. – SHOOTING ELVIS

SHOOTING ELVIS (Action Thriller-LA-Cont) – G+

Eversz, Robert M. – 1st in series

Grove Press, 1996- Hardcover



Mary Alice Baker lives in an abusive family, takes photographs of children and has a boyfriend who convinces her to deliver a package to a stranger at LAX. But when she accidentally causes a bomb to go

off in the airport, Mary transforms herself into Nina Zero in order to…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 11, 2005 at 10:30am — No Comments

Goodin, Philip – THE PALE COMPANION

THE PALE COMPANION (Amateur Sleuth-England-1600) – VG

Goodin, Philip – 3rd in series

Constable, 2002 - Hardcover



Actor Nick Reville and the Chamberlain's Men have been asked s to perform Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of the wedding celebration at the

country house of Lord Elcombe.

Befriended by Robin, a ragged man living in the forest who…

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

Grabien, Deborah – THE FAMOUS FLOWER OF SERVING MEN

THE FAMOUS FLOWER

OF SERVING MEN (Paranormal-England-Cont) – G+

Grabien, Deborah – 2nd in series

Thomas Dunne Books, 2004 – Hardcover




Penny Wintercraft-Hawkes heads a troupe of traveling actors. She is stunned when she inherits a run-down theatre, and the funds to renovate it, from an aunt she has only seen once and

didn't know at all. But when she goes to

survey her inheritance, she finds not…

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

Housewright, David – PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

PRACTICE TO DECEIVE (Private Investigator-St. Paul, Minn.-Cont) – VG

Housewright, David – 2nd in series

Foul Play Press, 1998 – Hardcover



PI Holland Taylor agrees to look into the case of an elderly woman who was cheated out of her life savings. With the help of a

computer-expert friend, he begins a harassment campaign against the investment

counselor who handled the woman's…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 8, 2005 at 10:30am — No Comments

Jecks, Michael - THE MERCHANT'S PARTNER

THE MERCHANT'S PARTNER (Historical Mystery-England-1300s) – G+

Jecks, Michael, 2nd in series

Headline, 1995- Paperback



Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford Castle, and Sir Baldwin

Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, are called to investigate the murder of

midwife and healer Agatha Kyteler.

Suspects include a young farmer, but others maintain he could…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 7, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Myers, Beverle Graves - THE PAINTED VEIL

THE PAINTED VEIL (Amateur Sleuth-Venice-1700s) – VG

Myers, Beverle Graves - 2nd in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 2005- ARC



Castrato soprano Tito Amato and the opera company are preparing to perform at the nuptials of the Doge's eldest daughter. The scene

painter disappears, placing the opera in jeopardy, and Tito is asked to find

him. The trail leads Tito to the

painter's…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 6, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Pearson, Ridley – NO WITNESSES

NO WITNESSES (Police Proc- Seattle-Cont) – G+

Pearson, Ridley – 3rd in series

Hyperion, 1994 - Paperback



Sargent Lou Boldt is brought into a case of product tampering by his friend, police psychologist, Daphne Matthews. Her lover and the owner

of a food company, is being threatened that unless he shuts down his business

and takes his own life, others will die.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 5, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Parker, Robert B. – COLD SERVICE

COLD SERVICE (Private Investigator-Boston-Cont) – G

Parker, Robert B. – 32nd in series

Putnam, 2005 – Hardcover



Hawk has been shot in the back and the man he was hired to protect, has been killed along with all but his youngest child. Not being one to

turn the other cheek, Hawk and Spencer go after the shooters.



This is not the…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 4, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Pronzini, Bill – LABYRINTH

LABYRINTH (Private Investigator-San Francisco-Cont) – Ex

Pronzini, Bill – 6th in series


St. Martin's Press,

1980 – Hardcover



"Nameless" has been called to a murder scene as the body of a young woman has business card in her pocket. Unfortunately, he

doesn't know who she is. In the

meantime, he is hired by a wealthy woman to follow…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 3, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Skibbins, David – EIGHT OF SWORDS

EIGHT OF SWORDS (Amateur Sleuth-Berkeley, CA-Cont) – VG

Skibbins, David – 1st in series

Thomas Dunne Books, 2005- Hardcover



Warren Ritter, not the name to which he was born, suffers from manic-depression, and is an expert in martial arts and handguns. He has

also spent 30 years hiding from the law, and is now a tarot-card reader in Berkeley. Although it began as a cover and easy way…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 2, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

Swain, James – GRIFT SENSE

GRIFT SENSE (Paid Investigator-Las Vegas-Cont) – G

Swain, James – 1st in series

Ballantine Books, 2003- Paperback



Tony Valentine is an expert at spotting gambling scams. When the Acropolis Casino has lost big to a gambler named Frank

Fontaine, Tony is hired to find out how it's being done. But things really get interesting when it

turns out Fontaine is actually another gambler…

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Added by LJ Roberts on March 1, 2005 at 10:00am — No Comments

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