October 2006 Blog Posts (19)

Adams, Jane – FINAL FRAME

FINAL FRAME (Police Procedural-UK-Cont) – G+

Adams, Jane – 5th in series

Macmillan, 1999- UK

Hardcover



Although serial killer Max Harriman has been captured, Detective Inspector Mike Croft is still on the trail of Max’s childhood friend and mentor in murder Jake Bowen. Jake’s latest victim is a young

art student who painted herself in a pose in…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 19, 2006 at 8:30am — No Comments

Benton, Caroline –THE PATH OF THE DEAD

THE PATH OF THE DEAD (Suspense-UK-Cont) – VG

Benton, Caroline – 1st book

Constable, 2006- UK

Hardcover







Gus Tavender is a photographer for the Devon Fire Brigade. In the aftermath of a house fire, Gus finds something the Brigade has missed; a charred body…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 18, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Craig, Philip R. and William G. Tapply – FIRST LIGHT

FIRST LIGHT (Unlicensed investigators-Massachusetts-Cont) – G+

Craig, Philip R. and William G. Tapply – first collaboration

Scribner, 2002 – Hardcover



Boston attorney Brady Coyne is visiting his friend J.W. Jackson on Martha’s Vineyard to participate in the annual striped bass and bluefish derby. Brady is also there to visit an elderly

client who, dying…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 17, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Delaney, Joseph – THE SPOOK’S SECRET

THE SPOOK’S SECRET (YA Fantasy-England) – G+

Delaney, Joseph – 3rd series

The Bodley Head, 2006- UK

Hardcover



Apprentice Tom Ward and his master head to Spook’s winter house in Anlezark. The house’s cellar is full of bound witches and boggarts, including Meg the Spook’s one-time live. But beyond a stone-throwing boggart the

greatest threat comes…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 16, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

DuBois, Brendan – PRIMARY STORM

PRIMARY STORM (Thriller-New Hampshire-Cont)- VG

DuBois, Brendan – 6th in series

Thomas Dunne Books, 2006-Hardcover



Magazine columnist Lewis Cole once worked for the Department of Defense and has signed a non-disclosure about his time there. It is now Presidential primary season in New Hampshire. Lewis’ girlfriend, Annie Flynn, is working

for candidate…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 15, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fowler, Christopher – TEN-SECOND STAIRCASE

TEN-SECOND STAIRCASE (Police Proc-London-Cont) – G+

Fowler, Christopher – 4th in series

Doubleday, 2006- Hardcover



Arthur Bryant and John May, the oldest working members of the London Police and the heads of the Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the hunt for a murder of some of London’s minor celebrities. Their witness to the first

murder being a 12-year old…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 14, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Francis, Dick – UNDER ORDERS

UNDER ORDERS (Suspense, UK, Cont) – VG+

Francis, Dick – 4th Sid Halley

Michael Joseph/Penguin, 2006 – Hardcover



Former steeplechase jockey, now investigator, Sid Halley, has his one real and one artificial hand’s full. While attending a steeplechase race, Lord Enstone asks that Sid investigate whether his horses’ trainer is deliberately

influencing how…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 13, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Goddard, Robert – SIGHT UNSEEN

SIGHT UNSEEN (Mystery-UK-Cont) – G

Goddard, Robert – 15th novel

Bantam Press, 2006- Hardcover



On a summer day in 1981, PhD student, David Umber, is waiting to meet an unidentified man who claims he can help David with his research into Junius, a political polemicist during the 1700s. While

waiting, he sees a young nanny with three children and witnesses…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 12, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Helton, Peter – SLIM CHANCE

SLIM CHANCE (PI-Bath, England-Cont) – G

Helton, Peter – 2nd in series

Constable, 2006 – Hardcover



Someone is kidnapping overweight women in Bath and starving them to death. The police have dubbed the kidnapper “Dr. Adkins.”

Painter and private investigator Chris Honeysett accidentally stumbles

across the second victim, who is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 11, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hughes, Declan – THE WRONG KIND OF BLOOD

THE WRONG KIND OF BLOOD (Amateur Sleuth-Ireland-Cont) – VG

Hughes, Declan – 1st book

William Morrow, 2006- Hardcover



Private Investigator Ed Loy left his native Ireland 20 years ago. Now he is back to bury his mother and still wonders what happened to his father, who had disappeared many years before. Ed is asked by one former

classmate to find her…

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

Jennings, Maureen - UNDER THE DRAGON’S TAIL

UNDER THE DRAGON’S TAIL (Pol. Proc-Toronto, Canada-late 1800s) – G

Jennings, Maureen - 2nd in series

St. Martin’s Press, 1998- Hardcover



In the midst of training for a police tournament,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 9, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Klavan, Andrew – DAMNATION STREET

DAMNATION STREET (Private Investigator-Calif, Arizona, Nevada-Cont) - VG+

Klavan, Andrew – 3rd in series

Harcourt, 2006- Hardcover



This is the third outing of Weiss and Bishop, narrated by a young Klavan. PI Scott Weiss realizes the only for beautiful prostitute Julie Wyant to ever be safe and stop running from the psychopathic killer called “Shadowman,” is…

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

Konrath, J.A. –RUSTY NAIL

RUSTY NAIL (Police Procedural-Chicago-Cont) – Poor

Konrath, J.A. – 3rd in series

Hyperion, 2006 – Hardcover



The friends of and people know to Chicago Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels are being targeted for torture and murder by someone connected by the convicted “Gingerman” serial killer.…



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Added by LJ Roberts on October 7, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Parker, Ann – IRON TIES

IRON TIES (Amateur Sleuth-Colorado-1880) – VG

Parker, Ann – 2nd in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 2006-Hardcover



Saloon owner Inez Stannert has a lot on her plate. Her friend, photographer Susan Carolthers, it caught in an explosion she claims was deliberate and killed two men, but everyone else is passing it off an accident with no one hurt. Inez is trying to…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 5, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Penny, Louise – STILL LIFE

STILL LIFE (Police Proced-Canada-Cont) – Ex

Penny, Louise – 1st book

Headline, 2005- Hardcover



Death brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his officers of the Sûreté du Quebec to the small village of Three Pines, Canada. Much-loved Jane Neal has been found dead in the woods. Gamache must determine

whether her death was the result of a hunting…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 4, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Rayne, Sarah – TOWER OF SILENCE

TOWER OF SILENCE (Thriller-UK-Cont) – G

Rayne, Sarah – Standalone

Simon & Schuster, 2001- UK

Trade paperback



Teind House, with it’s Norman round tower, and it’s owner, Selina March, seem lost in the 19th Century. It is also near Moy, an asylum for…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 3, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

MacBride, Stuart –DYING LIGHT

DYING LIGHT (Police Proc-Scotland-Cont) – G

MacBride, Stuart – 2nd in series

HarperCollins, 2006- Hardcover



Detective Sargeant Logan McRae had been a golden boy, hero. Now, he is assigned to the “screw-up squad” reporting to Inspector Steele, known as “the Jinx,” after

a raid leaves a fellow officer in a vegetative coma. The team is looking…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 3, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Robinson, Peter – CLOSE TO HOME

CLOSE TO HOME (Police Prod-England-1965/95) – G+

Robinson, Peter – 12th in series


Avon Books, 2003- Paperback



On vacation in Greece, Chief Inspector Alan Banks learns the body of a boyhood friend is found, 30 years after the boy went missing. Banks

remembers that…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 2, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

Tracy, PJ – SNOW BLIND

SNOW BLIND (Police Proc-Minneapolis-Cont) – VG

Tracy, PJ – 4th book

Putnam, 2006- Hardcover



Homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gina Rolseth take the lead in this wintertime murder investigation set in Minneapoilis. A major snowfall has come to provide the material for a snowman-building content.

But a couple snowmen…

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Added by LJ Roberts on October 1, 2006 at 8:00am — No Comments

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