Lesa Holstine's Blog – August 2007 Archive (11)

Paths Not Taken

When I can't get into any other book, Simon R. Green's Novels of the Nightside work. Paths Not Taken is another creepy novel featuring John Taylor, a private investigator in the Nightside.



The Nightside is the "sick, magical city within London." It's always night there, always three in the morning. Taylor's mother, Lilith, is a powerful being, not human, and the creator of the Nightside.



Taylor's convinced that someday he may be the destruction of everyone and everything… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on August 25, 2007 at 8:19am — No Comments

Contest for free mysteries



I'm offering three books this week in the contests on my blog. They are from two of my favorite mystery series. One is the latest John Ceepak mystery by Chris Grabenstein, Whack A Mole. Grabenstein takes the reader back to the New Jersey shore, where Ceepak and Danny Boyle must deal with a serial killer.



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Added by Lesa Holstine on August 24, 2007 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The Chicago Way

I reviewed Michael Harvey's The Chicago Way in Library Journal, Aug. 15, 2007. Here's the review, reprinted with permission.



Harvey, Michael. The Chicago Way. Knopf. Aug. 2007. c.304p. ISBN 978-0-307-26686-6. $23.95. M



The latest incarnation of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe is ex-Chicago cop…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on August 23, 2007 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Prime Time

Hank Phillippi Ryan, the Emmy® award winning televison reporter, introduces readers to another investigative reporter in Prime Time, her first Charlie McNally mystery. And Ryan has another success on her hands.



Charlotte McNally is Boston's TV 3 investigative reporter. She's been on top for twenty-some years, always looking for the…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on August 21, 2007 at 9:38am — No Comments

Deborah Turrell Atkinson at The Poisoned Pen

It was a fun evening at The Poisoned Pen last night. I went to meet Debby Atkinson, author of Fire Prayer. But it was a small group, and, as we waited for Barbara Peters, we introduced ourselves. Mystery and romance author Annette Mahon was there. Annette is originally from Hilo, Hawaii, and came to support Debby. Frederick Ramsay and… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on August 15, 2007 at 12:41am — 2 Comments

Fire Prayer

Deborah Turrell Atkinson's third Storm Kayama novel, Fire Prayer, is her best mystery yet, an exploration of secrets and culture in the Hawaiian Islands. Storm's trip to Moloka‛i is one more key that unlocks the past, a past that has haunted a small close-knit community.



Storm, a lawyer, accompanies her partner and lover, Ian Hamlin, on a business trip to Moloka‛i,… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on August 12, 2007 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Zoe Sharp appearing in Glendale, AZ

Zoё Sharp appearing in Glendale, AZ

Zoё Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox thrillers, will be appearing at the Velma Teague Branch Library in Glendale, AZ on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 pm. The British author will be doing a whirlwind tour of the United States to publicize her latest book, Second…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on August 9, 2007 at 10:53am — No Comments

Agnes and the Hitman

OK, ladies. Forget about Morelli and Ranger. Shane is the hottest hitman out there. No one does sexy and comic suspense as well as Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. Their new book, Agnes and the Hitman is as much fun as their previous collaboration, Don't Look Down.



Weddings can be murder. And, if things don't go right, Agnes Crandall…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on August 6, 2007 at 1:17am — No Comments

Treasures in My Closet

Oh, there are some real jewels in my closet for September! I have twelve ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) of books that are due for publication that month. Place holds at your local public library now, or preorder them from your favorite bookstore.



How about Zoё Sharp's next Charlie Fox thriller? Charlie returns to the United States, this time to New England in the… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on August 3, 2007 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Killer Weekend





Fortunately, Ridley Pearson only makes the reader sweat through four days of tension in his latest thriller, Killer Weekend. Any more days might have caused too much stress for the reader, and for Pearson's Sheriff Walt Fleming.



Fleming was only a rookie cop when he saved Elizabeth Shaler from a knife-wielding intruder. Now, he's the sheriff in Sun Valley, Idaho… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on August 3, 2007 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Winners and next Contest for free ARCs

Congratulations to the winners of last week's book contests. Kathy S. of Hailey, ID will receive the autographed copy of Alafair Burke's paperback, Judgment Calls, along with a notepad. The ARC of The Conjurer by Cordelia Frances Biddle will be going to Evelyn M. in New York, NY. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.



Dead Madonna is the latest Loon Lake mystery by Victoria Houston.… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on August 3, 2007 at 3:33pm — No Comments

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