April 2004 Blog Posts (10)

EBMRG - 6 April 2004 Meeting Recap

The East Bay Mystery Readers' Group -

6 April 2004 Meeting Recap

THE FIFTH ANGEL (Thriller) - Tim Green Blaire / Good-- ; Charlotte & LJ / Okay
Jack Ruskin, a well-respected New York lawyer, is also living every parent's nightmare after his teenage daughter becomes the victim of a sexual predator. As…
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Added by LJ Roberts on April 30, 2004 at 1:30am — No Comments

Alexaner, Bruce - THE PRICE OF MURDER

THE PRICE OF MURDER – VG

Bruce Alexander – 10th and final book in series



Set in Georgian England, blind magistrate, Sir John Fielding, and his young apprentice Jeremy Proctor investigate the brutal murder of a little girl whose mother had sold her into slavery. The trail leads Jeremy

into the world of horseracing, as he joins forces with the victim's uncle,

legendary jockey Deuteronomy Plummer. The challenges of the…

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

Block, Lawrence - BURGLARS CAN’T BE CHOOSERS

BURGLARS CAN’T BE CHOOSERS – G+

Lawrence Block – 1st of series – REISSUE



Bernie Rhodenbarr is a professional burglar who has been hired to procure a blue, leather box from the desk of a off-Broadway producer.

The job is not without problems; first, there’s no blue box; second,

he’s caught by the police and; third,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 9, 2004 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bowen, Rhys - EVAN'S GATE

EVAN’S GATE – VG

Rhys Bowen – 8th in series



Constable Evan Evans becomes involved with two cases of missing children; one new, one old. Although the cases are 25 years

apart, there are striking similarities in the age and appearance of the

children. Evans feels a particular

involvement as he played with the girl who disappeared 25 year’s ago and wonders

whether the two…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 8, 2004 at 10:00am — No Comments

Garrett, Randall - LORD DARCY

LORD DARCY – G+

Randall Garrett



Welcome to an alternate world where Richard the Lion-Heart did not die in the year 1199... where magic is a science and science is an art... where the great detective

Lord Darcy and the sorcerer Sean O'Lochlainn combine occult skills and

brilliant deductions to bring criminals to the King's Justice and thwart those

who plot against the Realm. Welcome to a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 7, 2004 at 9:30am — No Comments

Clark, Mary Higgins - NIGHTTIME IS MY TIME

NIGHTTIME IS MY TIME – OK

Mary Higgins Clark – 29th book

As graduates of the Stonecroft Academy class of '84 prepare for their twentieth high-school reunion, only a pimple-faced reporter for the school paper notes that this class has seen more

than its share of mysterious deaths--and that all were members of a popular

clique. We only know it was someone who was spurned by girls and made fun of by

everyone, someone who dubbed his evil alter ego The…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 6, 2004 at 9:30am — No Comments

Coleman, Reed Farrel - REDEMPTION STREET

REDEMPTION STREET – VG

Reed Farrel Coleman – 3rd in series



Moe Prager—retired New York City cop-turned-wine shop owner—still possessed of his vintage police savvy, and is, perhaps, the only Jewish licensed PI in the five boroughs, Moe wonders if he’s really meant to be

a merchant and not a cop. Redemption Street finds him in 1981, lured into the

mystery of a 1966 hotel fire—one that killed seventeen people, including…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 5, 2004 at 9:30am — No Comments

Grossman, Lev - CODEX

CODEX – OK

Lev Grossman



Up-and-coming investment banker wunderkind Edward Wozny is dropped into the musty realm of medieval literature when a powerful client's commission to uncrate and organize a library. The diversion quickly becomes an

obsession after he enlists the help of the quirkily attractive scholar Margaret

Napier. Together they discover his employer, the mysterious Duchess of Bowmry,

is in a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 3, 2004 at 9:30am — No Comments

Harrison, Colin - MANHATTAN NOCTURNE

MANHATTAN NOCTURNE – NR

Colin Harrison



NYC tabloid columnist, Porter Wren attends a party and is sought out by beautiful Caroline Crowley, widow of film director Simon Crowley, because she has "a

little problem." After phoning his wife and lying about why he'll be

home late, Porter finds himself in Caroline's Fifth Avenue apartment and drawn

ever deeper into the life…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 2, 2004 at 9:30am — No Comments

McBain, Ed - SO LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE

SO LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE – VG

Ed McBain – 32nd in series



Det. Bert Kling had just married beautiful Augusta Blair and was anticipating his wedding night. Augusta was waiting for him. He got out of the shower, and

opened the door, but Augusta

is gone. He’s not too worried as he had

been told of a quaint custom of kidnapping the bride on her wedding night and

his…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 1, 2004 at 9:30am — No Comments

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