June 2006 Blog Posts (20)

Abrahams, Peter – OBLIVION

OBLIVION (Private Investigator-Los Angeles-Cont) – Okay

Abrahams, Peter – Standalone

HarperTouch, 2006- Paperback

Private Investigator Nic Petrov is asked by Lisa Rummel to find her daughter Amanda. The missing person case leads to

murder and presents Nic with more questions than answers. The case keeps cycling back to a Hollywood movie made about Nic…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 20, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Bourne, Sam – THE RIGHTEOUS MEN

THE RIGHTEOUS MEN (Suspense-NYC-Cont) – Poor

Bourne, Sam – 1st book

HarperCollinsPublisher, 2006- UK

Hardcover

British born Will Monroe is a fledgling reporter with the New York Times. Murders are occurring around the world. The victims seem to be random until it is realized that each person performs deeds which define him as a righteous

man.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 19, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Coben, Harlen – PROMISE ME

PROMISE ME (Unlicensed Investigator-NY/NJ/Cont) – Ex

Coben, Harlen – 8th in series

Dutton, 2006-Hardcover

Myron Bolitar has changed his focus from being a sports agent and crime fighter to being an entertainment agent. He even has a new girlfriend, Ali. At their

first official part as a couple, he hears Ali’s daughter, Erin, and her best

friend, Aimee…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 18, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dugoni, Robert – THE JURY MASTER

THE JURY MASTER (Political Suspense-US-Cont) – G+

Dugoni, Robert – 1st novel

Warner Books, 2006- Hardcover

David Sloane is a highly successful defense attorney who suffers from migraines and a gruesome recurring nightmare. Joe

Branick is a personal friend of the President of the United States who is found dead in

a national park by apparent…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 16, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fradkin, Barbara – FIFTH SON

FIFTH SON (Police Procedural-Ottawa, Canada-Cont) – Okay

Fradkin, Barbara – 4th in series

Rendezvous Press, 2004- Trade Paperback

Inspector Michael Green decides to go for a ride along with Sergeant Brian Sullivan to Ashford Landing where a man has been found dead at the bottom of a

church tower. The death is a suspected

suicide, but Green isn’t so…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 15, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Greenwood, Kerry –MURDER ON THE BALLARAT TRAIN

MURDER ON THE BALLARAT TRAIN (Amateur Sleuth-Australia-1920s) – G+

Greenwood,

Kerry – 3rd in series

Allen&Unwin, 2005- Trade Paperback

Phryne Fisher and her companion Dot are on the Ballarat Train. Phryne awakens realizing the first class car is filled with chloroform fumes. She

opens the windows, saves the passengers but realizes that the…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 14, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Harris, Charlaine – DEFINITELY DEAD

DEFINITELY DEAD (Supernatural Mystery-Louisiana) – G+

Harris, Charlaine – 5th in series

Ace, 2006- Hardcover

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress and telepath. Her love life is a mess, people are being murdered in her yard and Sookie has to go to New Orleans as she has inherited her Cousin

Hadley’s estate. This isn’t easy as

Hadley was consort…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 13, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dymmoch, Michael Allen – THE CYMRY RING

THE CYMRY RING (TimeTravel-England-Cont/Iron Age) – Okay

Dymmoch, Michael Allen – Standalone

Five Star, 2006- Hardcover

CID detective Ian Carreg is a widower with grown children and a grandchild on the way. Dr. Jemma Henderson is a

physician and daughter of a physicist; she is also wanted for murder in America. When Carreg follows Jemma into a shed…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 12, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Jardine, Quintin – BLACKSTONE’S PURSUIT

BLACKSTONE’S PURSUIT (Private Enquiry Agent-Scotland-Cont) – G+

Jardine, Quintin – 1st in series

Headline, 1998- Paperback

Private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone is looking for stockbroker Willie Kane who has stolen $900K from his employers. Oz

finds him naked and dead on the bed of an apartment and the apartment’s tenant,

Prim Phillips, just walking…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 12, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Jennings, Maureen – EXCEPT THE DYING

EXCEPT THE DYING (Police Procedural-Toronto-1895)- G+

Jennings, Maureen – 1st in series

St. Martin’s Press, 1997- Hardcover

Detective William Murdoch is called to a crime scene. A young woman has been found nude and dead in the snow. It is apparent she is not a street person or street person, but she is pregnant, had been given opium and

smothered. Murdoch’s…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 11, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Kernick, Simon – RELENTLESS

RELENTLESS (Suspense-UK-Cont) – VG

Kernick, Simon – 5th book

Bantam Press, 2006- UK Hardcover

Tom Meron is a married, father of two, software salesman. His life isn’t exciting, but it’s hot terrible either. Then he receives a phone call from an old friend who begs for Tom’s help. Tom realizes his friend is being chased and

hears his die, but not before…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 10, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

King, Jonathan – A KILLING NIGHT

A KILLING NIGHT (Suspense-Miami/Philadelphia-Cont) – VG

King, Jonathan – 4th book

Dutton, 2006- Hardcover

Former copy Max Freeman has been asked by his former girlfriend, Detective Sherry Richards, to investigate someone Max worked with on the Philadelphia police force. Richards suspects O’Shea

in a case of young, female bartenders who are disappearing.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 9, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Lake, Deryn – DEATH OF A CORNISH FIDDLER

DEATH OF A CORNISH FIDDLER (Historical-England-1700s) – G+

Lake, Deryn – 11th in series

Allison & Busby, 2006- Hardcover

Apothecary John Rawlings, his young daughter Rose and his lady friend Elizabeth de Lorenzi have traveled to Helstone to witness the Furry Dance which dates

back to Pagen times. They encounter a

wide mix of fellow visitors, an…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 8, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Maron, Margaret – RITUALS OF THE SEASON

RITUALS OF THE SEASON (Mystery-North Carolina-Cont) – G+

Maron, Margaret – 11th in series

Mysterious Press, 2005- Hardcover

Judge Deborah Knott is in the middle of plans for her wedding to Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant a little more than a week away.

When the Assistant DA is killed from a gunshot while driving her car,

secrets…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 7, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

O’Brien, Martin – JACQUOT AND THE ANGEL

JACQUOT AND THE ANGEL (Police Proc-France-Cont) – Ex

O’Brien, Martin – 2nd in series

Headline, 2005- UK

Hardcover

Chief Inspector Daniel Jacquot has a multiple murder on his hands. The four, five if you count an unborn child, members of the German Martner family living in Provence have been killed. Jacquot is to be

assisted by a member of Munich…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 6, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Perry, Anne – LONG SPOON LANE

LONG SPOON LANE (Police Proc-England–1800s) – Ex

Perry, Anne – 24th in Pitt series

Ballantine Books, 2005- Hardcover

Thomas Pitt is now a member of the Secret Branch having been forced out of Bow Street when Inspector Wetron became the head of the Inner Circle. When anarchists bomb homes, the head of the

anarchists is murdered, and members…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 5, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pronzini, Bill – MOURNERS

MOURNERS (Private Invest-San Francisco-Cont) – Ex

Pronzini, Bill – 30th in series

Forge, 2006- Hardcover

The “Nameless” agency team knows about separation and death. “Nameless” friend and partner committed suicide, Jake Runyon’s wife died of cancer and Tamara’s love has moved to Philadelphia. The agency has been hired, by his wife,to

follow James…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 4, 2006 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rosenfelt, David – DEAD CENTER

DEAD CENTER (Legal Thriller-Wisconsin-Cont) – G

Rosenfelt, David – 5th in series

Mysterious Press, 2006- Hardcover

New Jersey Attorney Andy Carpenter misses his former girlfriend, Laurie Collins. Laurie has moved back to her

home town of Findlay, Wisconsin and is acting police chief. Laurie calls and asks Andy to come and defend

a college student…

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

Stewart, Mike – A CLEAN KILL

A CLEAN KILL (Legal Thriller-Alabama-Cont) – G+

Stewart, Mike – 3rd in series

Dell, 2006- Paperback



Attorney Tom McInnes is hired by a young woman whose mother died while on jury duty. He soon uncovers that her death resulted in a new jury member, a large award to the

plaintiff and the law firm handling the case.

With the help of a psychologist, Kai-Li, he discovers this law firm has

had an…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 2, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

Templeton, Aline – NIGHT & SILENCE

NIGHT & SILENCE (Suspense-UK-Cont) – G

Templeton, Aline – Standalone

Hodder & Stoughton, 1999 – Hardcover



Tessa Cordiner and her policeman husband David have moved to an idyllic rural village in Wales. But the idyllic life soon turns to terror. The body of a dog is found that

police feel may have been practice for a human killing. A young woman is found murdered and left

naked on a hilltop. And Tessa feels she

is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on June 1, 2006 at 10:00am — No Comments

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