August 2005 Blog Posts (27)

Benedict, Meredith - THE PRACTICE OF DECEIT

THE PRACTICE OF DECEIT (Psychological Thriller-Scarsdale, NY-Cont) – G+

Benedict, Meredith - Standalone

Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005-Hardcover



Therapist Eric Lavendar was a confirmed bachelor until he met Colleen O'Brien. Suddenly he's married with a young stepdaughter, new baby, living in the suburbs, and happier than he imagined. When he…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 27, 2005 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Benjamin, Carol Lea - FALL GUY

FALL GUY (Amateur Sleuth-NYC-Cont) – G+

Benjamin, Carol Lea – 7th in series (MG)



PI and dog trainer Rachael Alexander is named executor for the will of a man who attended her post-9/11 therapy group but barely spoke a word. It's now up to Rachael to contact the

relatives and clear out the apartment of Policeman Tim O'Connor, who…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 26, 2005 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Blevins, Meredith – THE HUMMINGBIRD WIZARD

THE HUMMINGBIRD WIZARD (Amateur Sleuth-CA Bay

Area-Cont) – G+

Blevins, Meredith – 1st in series

Forge, 2003 – Hardcover



Annie Szabo believes her life is back on track after the accidental death of her husband. But when her best friend dies,

Annie suspects murder. Finding out what

happened means being involved with her…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 25, 2005 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Burton, Milton T. - THE ROGUES' GAME

THE ROGUES' GAME (Mystery-Texas-1947) – Ex

Burton, Milton T. – 1st book

Thomas Dunn Books, 2005-Hardcover



A man arrives in a small Texas town in a Lincoln convertible with a beautiful blonde, opens a account at one of the two local

banks, and establishes a…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 24, 2005 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Cohen, Mark – BLUETICK REVENGE

BLUETICK REVENGE (Private Investigator-Colorado-Cont) – VG

Cohen, Mark – 2nd in series

Mysterious Press, 2005- Hardcover



Pepper Keane is a former Marine JAG, former founding partner of a Denver law firm and is now a PI for that firm.

His former partner asks that he steal a bluetick…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 23, 2005 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Delaney, Joseph – THE SPOOK'S CURSE

THE SPOOK'S CURSE (Fantasy) – VG

Delaney, Joseph – 2nd in series

The Bodley Head, London,

2005- Hardcover



Thomas Ward is apprentice to Spook John Gregory and they're on their way to Priestown to battle "the Bane," the one creature Spook has never been able to

defeat. But there's another enemy as

well.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 22, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Evanovich, Janet – ELEVEN ON TOP

ELEVEN ON TOP (Bounty Hunter-New Jersey-Cont) – G+

Evanovich, Janet – 11th in series


St. Martin's Press, 2005- Hardcover



Stephanie has had enough and resigns from being a bounty hunter for Uncle Vinnie. But that doesn't keep her out of trouble. Her cars keep…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 21, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Fasman, Jon – THE GEOGRAPHER'S NOTEBOOK

THE GEOGRAPHER'S NOTEBOOK (Amateur Sleuth-International-Multiple Periods) – Poor

Fasman, Jon – Standalone

The Penguin Press, 2005- Hardcover



Paul Tomm is a young reporter in a small Connecticut town. When a local professor dies, Paul

is asked to write his obituary. What

starts as a simple assignment, leads to more than expected and others…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 20, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Graham, Caroline – A GHOST IN THE MACHINE

A GHOST IN THE MACHINE (Police Procedural-England-Cont) – NR

Graham, Caroline – 7th in series


St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004- Paperback



Chief Inspector Barnaby believe the death of well-liked Dennis Brinkley is an accident. But when a medium claims the victim is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 19, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Greenwood, Kerry – THE GREEN MILL MURDER

THE GREEN MILL MURDER (Private Investigator-Australia-1920s) – VG

Greenwood, Kerry – 5th in series

McPhee Gribble, 1993- Aus. Paperback



Phryne Fisher attends the last day of a dance marathon with her friend Charles. When another dancer is murdered, Charles…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 18, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hecht, Daniel – PUPPETS

PUPPETS (Thriller-New York-Cont) – Poor

Hecht, Daniel – Standalone


Bloomsbury, 2005-Paperback



Det. Mo Ford is called to a murder scene where the victim has been strung up like a puppet. The…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 17, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Jardine, Quintin –SKINNER'S TRAIL

SKINNER'S TRAIL (Police Procedural-Europe-Cont) – Ok

Jardine, Quintin – 3rd in series


St. Martin's Press, 1996- Hardcover



Assistant Chief Constable Robert Skinner's newest case starts in Scotland with the murder Tony Manson, a criminal who runs drugs and…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 16, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Konrath, J.A. – WHISKEY SOUR

WHISKEY SOUR (Police Procedural-Chicago-Cont) – VG

Konrath, J.A. – 1st in series

Hyperion, 2004- Hardcover



Lt. "Jack," short for Jacqueline, Daniels can't seem to sustain a relationship. Her partner, Herb, will eat anything, anytime. Together, they are on the hunt

for "The Gingerbread Man," a serial killer who tortures women…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 15, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Marsh, Naigo – A MAN LAY DEAD

A MAN LAY DEAD (Police Procedural-England-1930s) – G+

Marsh, Naigo – 1st in series


St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1997



Introducing Inspector Roderick Alleyn, who is called to the country home of Sir Hubert Handesley. Sir Hubert had arranged

"The Murder Game" as…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 14, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mina, Denise – THE FIELD OF BLOOD

THE FIELD OF BLOOD (Amateur Sleuth-Scotland-1960s/1980s) – G

Mina, Denise – Standalone

Bantam Press, 2005- Hardcover



"Paddy" Meehan is 18 and growing up in a strict Catholic family but knew she way lying when she took her first communion. She's working

as a copyboy, but wants to be a reporter.

A young child is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 13, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Muller, Marcia – CAPE PERDIDO

CAPE PERDIDO (Amateur Sleuth-Northern Calif-Cont) – VG

Muller, Marcia – Standalone

Mysterious Press, 2005- Hardcover



Cape Perdido is a small town in Northern California which has a clear, cold water river held in Public Trust. The town's main industry once was…

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

Nugent, Andrew – THE FOUR COURTS MURDER

THE FOUR COURTS MURDER (Police Procedural-Ireland-Cont) – VG

Nugent, Andrew – Standalone

Thomas Dunne Books, 2005, Hardcover



Inspector Denis Lennon and Sergeant Molly Power are investigating the murder of Justice Sidney Piggott. The case is complicated

by number of suspects happy to see Piggott dead. But…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 11, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Olson, Neil – THE ICON

THE ICON (Amateur Sleuth-NYC/Greece-WWII/Cont) – G

Olson, Neil – 1st book

Harper Collins, 2005- Hardcover



Matthew Spear is of Greek heritage and a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Matthew is asked to view the art collection inherited by Ana Kessler, he is drawn to an con, the

Holy Mother of Katarini. Matthew…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 10, 2005 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Pronzini, Bill – ILLUSIONS

ILLUSIONS (Private Investigator-California Bay Area-Cont) – VG

Pronzini, Bill – 26th book in series

Carroll & Graf, 1997- Hardcover



When an estranged friend and former partner commits suicide, it becomes important to find out why and whether it could have been prevented.

When a man is murdered after his…

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

Rosenfelt, David – FIRST DEGREE

FIRST DEGREE (Legal Suspense-New Jersey-Cont) –G+

Rosenfelt, David – 2nd in series

Mysterious Press, 2003- Hardcover



Now that lawyer Andy Carpenter has inherited $22 million, he can be very selective in the clients he represents. So when a man walks in and

tells him that he, not the man arrested, killed a cop, Andy decides…

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Added by LJ Roberts on August 8, 2005 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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