July 2005 Blog Posts (14)

Buchanan, Edna – SHADOWS

SHADOWS (Police Procedural-Miami-Cont) – VG

Buchanan, Edna – 2nd of series

Simon & Schuster, 2005-Hardcover



A Miami historian and preservationist demands the Cold Case Squad stop a developer from tearing down Shadows, an old mansion where a murder occurred in the

1950's. When they go out to take

pictures and walk the estate, the last thing they thought…

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Added by LJ Roberts on July 14, 2005 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Christopher, Paul (aka Christopher Hyde) - MICHELANGELO'S NOTEBOOK

MICHELANGELO'S NOTEBOOK (Amateur Sleuth-NYC/Germany-Cont/WWII) – NR

Christopher, Paul (aka Christopher Hyde) – 1st under pseudonym

Onyx, 2005-Paperback



Art history student, Finn Ryan, comes across a drawing she is certain came from the lost notebook of Michelangelo. When she confronts her boss, he fires her. She and her boyfriend are attacked

in her apartment and he…

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Added by LJ Roberts on July 13, 2005 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Daniel, John M - THE POET’S FUNERAL

THE POET’S FUNERAL (Amateur Sleuth-Las Vegas-Cont) – G+

Daniel, John M - 2nd mystery

Poisoned Pen Press, 2005- Hardcover



Guy Mallon is a small publisher of poetry books. While attending the annual ABA conference, the first author published by Guy, and former lover, turns up dead. The police decide it's an accident, but Guy

thinks it's murder.…



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Added by LJ Roberts on July 12, 2005 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Emerson, Earl – THE SMOKE ROOM

THE SMOKE ROOM (Suspense-Seattle-Cont) - VG

Emerson, Earl – Standalone

Ballantine, 2005-Hardcover



Jason Gun is a young firefighter who makes dumb mistakes. Missing a call because he's having sex in the basement of the firehouse proves to be more than dumb;

it's disastrous as it places his career, and other people's lives, in the hands

of his fellow…

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Added by LJ Roberts on July 11, 2005 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fowler, Christopher – FULL DARK HOUSE

FULL DARK HOUSE (Police Procedural-London-Cont/WWII) – G+

Fowler, Christopher – 1st of series

Bantam Books, 2003- Hardcover



When a present day bombing of the Peculiar Crimes Unit kills elderly detective Arthur Bryant, his partner, John May looks to their first case for clues as to why.…



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Added by LJ Roberts on July 10, 2005 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ford, G.M. – NO MAN'S LAND

NO MAN'S LAND (Suspense-Arizona-Cont) - G+

Ford, G.M. – 5th in series

William Morrow, 2005-Hardcover



The inmates have taken over the prison, and the leader, Timothy Driver, starts killing one hostage every six hours unless Frank Corso comes to the prison. Thus

begins a brutal trip of Corso, Driver and a fellow inmate and killer, Kehoe,

with the Feds and…

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Added by LJ Roberts on July 9, 2005 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Harvey, John –ASH & BONE

ASH & BONE (Police Procedural–England-Cont) - G

Harvey, John – Standalone

William Heinemann: London, 2005- Hardcover



Detective Inspector Frank Elder is retired and living in the wilds of Cornwell when he is asked to come out of retirement and investigate the death of a former colleague and, briefly, lover. At the same time, his ex-wife asked him to

find their daughter who…

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

Jance, J.A. – LONG TIME GONE

LONG TIME GONE (Police Procedural-Seattle-Cont) – G+

Jance, J.A. – 17th in series

Morrow, 2005-Hardcover



J.P. Beaumont is now a member of the Special Homicide Investigation Team, ignominiously known as the SHIT squad, and has two cases to solve. First is a nun who,

through hypnotherapy, remembers witnessing a murder 50 years ago. Second, and very personal, the…

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

Lawrence, David – THE DEAD SIT ROUND IN A RING

THE DEAD SIT ROUND IN A RING (Police Proc-London-Cont) - Poor

Lawrence, David – 1st book

Thomas Dunn Books, 2004-Hardcover



Detective Stella Mooney takes on the case where four people, two men and two women, have been found sitting in a ring, all dead. Three are quickly identified

and classified as suicides, but the fourth person was murdered and is

unknown. But…

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

Peters, Ellis – A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES

A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES (Amateur Sleuth-England/Wales-1100s) – VG

Peters, Ellis – 1st in series

Mysterious Press, 1977- Paperback



The prior of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided it needs a holy relic and has decided on the bones of Welsh Saint Winifred, now residing in the village

of Gwytherin. An expedition group is sent with Brother

Cadfael, a native Welshman, as…

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

Roberts, Nora (aka J.D. Robb) -ORIGIN IN DEATH

ORIGIN IN DEATH (Police Procedural-NYC-2059) – VG

Roberts, Nora (J.D. Robb) – 21st in series

Putnam, 2005- Hardcover



Lt. Eve Dallas and Det. Delia Peabody have determined that a killing at the Wilfred B. Icove

Center for Reconstructive

and Cosmetic Surgery was self-defense.

But before they leave the Center, Icove's son has found his…

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

Rowland, J.K. – HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (Fantasy) – VG

Rowland, J.K. – 6th in series

Scholastic, 2005- Hardcover



Harry and his friends are now in the 6th year at Hogwart's. They're growing up and are experiencing the highs and lows of relationships. But it is also when Professor Dumbledore

decides it's time that Harry know the history of Lord…

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Added by LJ Roberts on July 3, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tapply, William G. - BITCH CREEK

BITCH CREEK (Amateur Sleuth-Maine-Cont) – G

Tapply, William G. – 1st in series

The Lyons Press, 2004-Hardcover



Stoney Calhoun was struck by lightening and doesn't really remember his past. But he has created a life for himself in Maine,

working in a fishing shop, taking turns with his new friend and fellow worker,

Lyle, guiding fisherman, and having a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on July 2, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Taylor, Sarah Stewart – O' ARTFUL DEATH

O' ARTFUL DEATH (Amateur Sleuth-Vermont-Cont) – Poor

Taylor, Sarah Stewart – 1st book


St. Martin's Press, 2003-Hardcover



Sweeney St. George is an art historian with an interest in death art. A friend has relatives in the town and invites Sweeney to come with him for Christmas in Byzantium, Vermont,

peaking her interest…

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Added by LJ Roberts on July 1, 2005 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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