November 2005 Blog Posts (19)

Adams, Jane – BIRD

BIRD (Suspense/Paranormal-England-Cont) – G+

Adams, Jane – Standalone

Macmillan, 1997- UK Hardcover



Marcie, "Bird" to her Jack who raised her, has come to his bedside as he is expected to die. Although she loves him, she had run away from home at 16. But Jack is haunted by memories of the past;

a woman hanging from a tree and the ghost of a woman with a noose around her

neck. When Marcie…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 19, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Beaufort, Simon – THE KING'S SPIES

THE KING'S SPIES (Historical Mystery-England-1102) – VG

Beaufort, Simon – 4th in series

Severn House, 2003- UK Hardcover



Crusader Knight Sir Geoffrey Mappestone witnesses a man who is murdered by hanging. The man is a member of the Belleme family, who repeatedly conspire against King Henry. There is some evidence that the Belleme

family has found the secret of Greek Fire and plan to…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 18, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Connelly, Michael – THE LINCOLN LAWYER

THE LINCOLN LAWYER (Legal Thriller-Los Angeles-Cont) – VG

Connelly, Michael – Standalone

Little, Brown, 2005 – Hardcover



Attorney Mickey Haller does most of his work from the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car. As a defense attorney, the ideal case is a franchise case, one that will pay

big. He feels he's found that with his

new client, Beverly…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 17, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

DePoy, Phillip - THE WITCH'S GRAVE

THE WITCH'S GRAVE (Amateur Sleuth-Georgia-Cont) – VG

DePoy, Phillip - 2nd in series


St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004 – Hardcover



Fever Devilin, a folklorist, has returned to his home deep in Appalachia Georgia. Truevine Deveroe, a local girl considered to be a witch, goes missing;…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 16, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Edwards, Martin – THE COFFIN TRAIL

THE COFFIN TRAIL (Amateur Sleuth-England-Cont) – Okay

Edwards, Martin – Standalone

Poisoned Pen Press, 2004- Hardcover



Daniel Kind and his lover, Miranda, buy a house in the Lake Country; a house once lived in by a boy accused of murder, who was found dead of an accident. Daniel's policeman father

investigated the case, but Daniel never believed the boy was guilty. Now…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 15, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Greenwood, Kerry – FLYING TOO HIGH

FLYING TOO HIGH (Amateur Sleuth-Australia-1920s) – G+

Greenwood, Kerry – 2nd in series

Allen & Unwin, 2005 – Australian Trade paperback



Phryne Fisher has been called to investigate two separate cases; the kidnap of an 11-year-old girl and to prove the innocence of a man accused of murdering…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 13, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Harris, Charlaine – GRAVE SIGHT

GRAVE SIGHT (Amateur Sleuth-Arkansas-Cont) – VG

Harris, Charlaine – 1st in series


BerkeleyPrime Crime, 2005 – Hardcover



Harper Connolly, and her stepbrother Tolliver Lang, have a job that keeps them traveling the country. Harper can sense the dead and experience their last…

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

MIST WALKER (Police Procedural-Ottawa, Canada-Cont) – GFradkin, Barbara – 3rd in seriesRendevous Press, 2003 – Trade paperback Inspector Michael Green is about to leave for home when a woman asks hi…

MIST WALKER (Police Procedural-Ottawa, Canada-Cont) – G

Fradkin, Barbara – 3rd in series

Rendevous Press, 2003 – Trade paperback



Inspector Michael Green is about to leave for home when a woman asks his help finding a missing man. Matthew Fraser was a teacher when accused of molesting a young girl. He served his

time but is now trying to prove his innocence.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 11, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jacobs, Jonnie – THE ONLY SUSPECT

THE ONLY SUSPECT (Suspense-California-Cont) - G

Jacobs, Jonnie – Standalone

Kensington, Press, 2005 – Hardcover



Dr. Sam Russell had been tried for murdering his first wife, but a single juror resulted in his not being convicted. Now, several year' later, his second wife has disappeared. Detectives

Hannah Montgomery and Dallas…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 11, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Klavan, Andrew – SHOTGUN ALLEY

SHOTGUN ALLEY (Private Investigator-San Francisco-Cont) – VG

Klavan, Andrew – 2nd in series

Forge, 2004- Hardcover



A local politician hires the Weiss agency to find his 17-year-old daughter, Honey. He has run off with the head of a violent motorcycle gang and he wants her found and

brought back. Scott Weiss sends Jim Bishop in to infiltrate the group…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 10, 2005 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Lescroart, John – THE MOTIVE

THE MOTIVE (Legal Thriller-San Francisco-Cont) – VG

Lescroart, John – 16th book

Dutton, 2005- Hardcover



A fire in one of the Painted Lady Victorian houses in San Francisco's Alamo Square

reveals bodies of a man and woman; both shot.

The man is a successful attorney with political connections and the

woman, his…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 9, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

McBain, Ed – LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DEAF MAN

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE DEAF MAN (Police Procedural-Isola-Cont) – Ex

McBain, Ed – 22nd in series (3rd Deaf Man)

Doubleday, 1973- Hardcover



The Deaf Man is back and, for the third time, taunting the man of the 87th Precinct. But that's not their only case—a young man has been striped and nailed to the side

of a building, and cat burgler is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 8, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Nichol, James W – MIDNIGHT CAB

MIDNIGHT CAB (Suspense-Canada/Jamaica/Cont) – VG

Nichol, James W – 1st book

Canongate U.S. – 2002- Hardcover



When Walker Devereaux was three, he was found clinging to a fence by a country road. Now that he's 19, he is determined to find out about his mother and his past. The only clue is a photograph of a woman with

two teenage girls and a letter written…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 7, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Patterson, James – ALONG CAME A SPIDER

ALONG CAME A SPIDER (Police Procedural/US/Cont) – Poor

Patterson, James – 1st in series

Warner Books, 1992- Paperback



The daughter of a famous actress and son of the secretary of the Treasury has been kidnapped. The boy's body is found and the kidnapper demands that Detective Alex

Cross be the one to deliver the $10M ransom.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 6, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Perry, Anne – A CHRISTMAS GUEST

A CHRISTMAS GUEST (Amateur Sleuth-England-1800s) - Ex

Perry, Anne – 3rd Christmas Story

Ballantine Books, 2005 – Hardcover



Grandmama Mariah Ellison has been sent to spend Christmas with her daughter Caroline and actor son-in-law Joshua Fielding. Not only are they at Romney Marshes, a provincial town by the sea, but Joshua's cousin, Maude Barrington…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 5, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ramsey, Frederick – SECRETS

SECRETS (Police Procedural-Virginia-Cont) – G+

Ramsey, Frederick – 2nd in series

Poisoned Pen Press, 2005- Hardcover



When Sheriff Ike Schwartz is called to the murder scene of Waldo Thompson, the organist at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Church,

things become much more complicated that one would expect. Waldo turns out to not to be Waldo,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 4, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Rendell, Ruth - THE ROTTWEILER

THE ROTTWEILER (Mystery-London-Cont) – Okay

Rendell, Ruth - Standalone

Arrow Books, 2004 – Paperback



Antique storeowner Inez Ferry, is a young widow who takes in tenants. However, one of them is not as they seem. A serial killer is

on the loose.



There were too many characters, and none of…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 3, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sallis, James – DRIVE

DRIVE (Noir-Los Angeles-Cont) – Okay

Sallis, James – Standalone

Poisoned Pen Press, 2005- Hardcover



Driver, the protagonist in this novella, does just that; he drives. Legitimately, he drives for action movies but in his off time, he drives for criminals who hire him to

drive the get-away car. When a job goes

bad, a contract is put out on…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 2, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Tallman, Shirley – THE RUSSIAN HILL MURDERS

THE RUSSIAN HILL MURDERS (Legal Suspense-San Francisco-1880s) – VG

Tallman, Shirley – 2nd in series


St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005- Hardcover



In spite of the pressure to resign from her employer, Sarah Woolson is determined to succeed as one of the few female attorneys. While…

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Added by LJ Roberts on November 1, 2005 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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