June 2005 Blog Posts (10)

Child, Lee – KILLING FLOOR

KILLING FLOOR (Amateur Sleuth-Georgia-Cont) – G+

Child, Lee – 1st in series

Putnam, 1997-Hardcover



Jack Reacher is on his own for the first time after spending his life on military bases. While having breakfast in a small Georgia town, he is arrested for

murder. At first it's a misunderstand

but when he realizes the victim was his brother, a U.S. Treasury…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 10, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Clemens, Judy – TILL THE COWS COME HOME

TILL THE COWS COME HOME (Amateur Sleuth-Pennsylvania-Cont) – G

Clemens, Judy – 1st book

Poisoned Pen Press, 2004-Hardcover



Stella Crown, with her farmhand Howie, has been running the family dairy farm since her parents died. At the best of times, it's very hard work. But it just became harder with a

rash of accidents, or are they, happening on the farm. At the same…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 9, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Connelly, Michael – THE CLOSERS

THE CLOSERS (Police Procedural-Los Angeles-Cont) – VG

Connelly, Michael – 15th book

Little Brown, 2005 – Hardcover



Harry Bosch has rejoined the police force after 3 year's retirement. He's back with his partner, Kiz Rider, on the Open-Unsolved, formerly Cold Case,

Squad. Their first case is that a young

woman in 1968 who was taken from her home and murdered.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 8, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Greenwood, Kerry – COCAINE BLUES

COCAINE BLUES (Amateur Sleuth-Australia-1920s) – VG

Greenwood, Kerry – 1st in series

McPhee Gribble, 1989-TP



Phryne Fisher has traveled to Australia in order to check on Lydia Andrews; whose parents suspect her husband is poisoning her. Along the way she takes in a

desperate young woman, teams with a pair of cab drivers…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 7, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Morgan, Philippa – CHAUCER AND THE HOUSE OF FAME

CHAUCER AND THE HOUSE OF FAME (Historical Mystery-France-1370) – VG

Morgan, Philippa – 1st in series

Constable, 2004- UK Hardcover



Geoffrey Chaucer has been asked by his brother-in-law, John of Gaunt, to deliver a letter to France and to Comte de Guyac. He is unaware of being

shadowed and that murders are occurring behind him, until the Comte dies in,

what is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 6, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Rowland, Laura Joh – SHINJU

SHINJU – (Official Investigator-Japan-1600s) – G

Rowland, Laura Joh – 1st in series

Harper Torch, 1994, Paperback



Sano Ichiro is newly, and somewhat unhappily, been appointed as an investigator. His first case is that of Shinju, the ritual double suicide of a

low-born artist and the wealthy daughter of an important family. He is told to drop his investigation,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 5, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spiegelman, Peter – BLACK MAPS

BLACK MAPS (Private Investigator-New York-Cont) – G+

Spiegelman, Peter – 1st in series

Alfred A. Knopf, 2003- Hardcover



Investigator John March agrees to investigate a case of blackmail. The victim's career is being threatened by claiming he was involved in money

laundering while at a bank that is now under federal investigation. March finds his client is no the…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 4, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Thomas, Will – SOME DANGER INVOLVED

SOME DANGER INVOLVED (Historical Mystery-Victorian England) – VG

Thomas, Will – 1st book

Touchstone, 2004-Hardcover



Thomas Llewelyn is desperate to the point where, if he does not get this job, it's off the bridge for him. But he is hired by enquiry agent Cyrus Barker to be his assistant, including room and board.

Barker has been asked by Sir…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 3, 2005 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wright, Edward – CLEA'S MOON

CLEA'S MOON (Amateur Sleuth-Los Angeles-1950s) – Ex

Wright, Edward – 1st in series


Berkeley Fiction, 2004-Paperback



John Ray Horn is a former soldier, western movie actor and prison inmate. He's now working for his former movie Indian sidekick, now casino owner, collecting gambling debts. A friend shows him sexually explicit…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 2, 2005 at 11:30am — No Comments

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – THE SHADOW OF THE WIND

THE SHADOW OF THE WIND (Mystery/Novel-Barcelona-1945-1966) -Ex

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – 1st adult novel

The Penguin Press, 2004 - Hardcover



10-year-old Daniel Sempere is taken to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is to adopt a single book and promise to keep it alive always. He is drawn to "The Shadow of the Wind." When he finds out that all

other copies of the…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 1, 2005 at 11:30am — No Comments

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