April 2006 Blog Posts (8)

Allyn, Doug – THE CHEERIOS KILLINGS

THE CHEERIOS KILLINGS (Police Procedural-Detroit, MI-Cont) – Okay

Allyn, Doug – 1st in Lupe Garcia series

Thomas Dunne, 1989- Hardcover



Detective Lupe Garcia is investigating the brutal murders of four, seemingly unrelated, women. The only link is they each had their throat cut and each is wearing cowboy boots,

including a nun. In Garcia’s sights is

an ex-con who did his time after murdering his wife, recently lost his son…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 8, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

Blanchard, Alice – LIFE SENTENCES

LIFE SENTENCES (Amateur Sleuth/Scientist-LA-Cont) – Poor

Blanchard, Alice – 2nd book

Warner Books, 2006- Paperback



Daisy Hubbard is a research scientist trying to find a cure for the disease the killed her brother. Her sister, Anna, a schizophrenic, has disappeared and Daisy flies to Los Angeles to look for

her. Working with LAPD detective Jack

Makowski, they take on a suspected serial killer who had a relationship…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 7, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

Clarke, Susanna- JONATHAN STRANGE & Mr. NORRELL

JONATHAN STRANGE & Mr. NORRELL (Novel-Europe-1800s) – VG

Clarke, Susanna- 1st book

Bloomsbury, 2005- Hardcover/Audiobook read by Simon Prebble



England, 1806, during the Napoleonic war and magicians in England are concerned no one is doing practical magic in England. They find they are wrong when Mr. Gilbert

Norrell challenges that if he can display a performance of practical magic, all

theoretical magicians will agree to…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 6, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

Connor, John – A CHILD’S GAME

A CHILD’S GAME (Police Procedural-UK-Cont) – DNF

Connor, John – 3rd in series

Orion, 2006- Hardcover



DS Pete Baines is called in on a case where a man has been set afire and fallen/pushed/jumped from a balcony to his death. During the investigation, they cannot locate the man’s fiancée, Anna. Baines doesn’t

realize that Anna is DS Karen Sharpe, who took her daughter and walked out on

him several months before.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 5, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

Crais, Robert – THE TWO MINUTE RULE

THE TWO MINUTE RULE (Suspense-Los Angeles-Cont) – G+/VG

Crais, Robert – Standalone

Simon & Schuster, 2006 - Hardcover



Max Holman has served his time for bank robbery. How released, he hopes to reconcile with his son, Richie, who is a cop. But Richie, along with three other cops, was shot to death the night before Max’s

release. Although the police say Richie

was a dirty cop, Max doesn’t believe it and is determine to…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 4, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dickinson, David – GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE

GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE (Professional Investigator-UK-1892) – VG

Dickinson, David – 1st in series

Constable, 2002- UK Hardcover



Queen Victoria is on the throne when Irish investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt is informed by his friend, Lord Rosebery, that someone is sending blackmail letters to the

Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII.

The case takes a much darker turn when Edward’s son, Albert, who…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 3, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fforde, Jasper – THE BIG OVER EASY

THE BIG OVER EASY (Fantasy Pol. Proc-London) – Ex

Fforde, Jasper – 1st in Jack Sprat/Mary Mary series



Det. Ins. Jack Spratt is the head of the Nursery Crimes Division. He gets little notice and no respect. His last case failed to get a conviction for the Three Pigs who murdered Mr. Wolff. Now he, and his new sidekick, Mary Mary, are

called to the death scene of Humpty Dumpty.

It’s determined to be murder but the who and why…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 2, 2006 at 9:30am — No Comments

Perry, Anne – NO GRAVES AS YET

NO GRAVES AS YET (Amateur Sleuth-England-1914) - G+

Perry, Anne – 1st in WWI series

Ballantine Books, 2003-Hardcover



Jospeh Reavley, a Cambridge professor, and his family have their world shattered when their parents are killed in a motor crash. Jospeh’s bother, Matthew, a member of the British secret service, had received a call from their father saying…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 1, 2006 at 9:30am — No Comments

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