LJ Roberts's Blog – April 2007 Archive (17)

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Arsenault, Mark – GRAVEWRITER

GRAVEWRITER (Legal

Thriller-Rhode Island-Cont) – VG

Arsenault, Mark – 3rd book

Thomas Dunne books / St. Martin’s Minotaur,

2006- US Hardcover – USBN



First Sentence: That ain’t piss down my

pants, thought the old convict.



Billy Povich has lost his wife to an automobile accident and his job to gambling. Now he and his seven-year-old

son are living in a small apartment with his elderly…
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Blake, Victoria – CUTTING BLADES

CUTTING BLADES

(Private Investigator-England-Cont) – G

Blake, Victoria – 2nd in series

Orion, 2005- UK Hardcover – ISBN:

0752860585



First Sentence: In the grey morning

light, he looks like a giant standing on Putney Bridge in softly falling snow.



At four-years old, PI Sam Falconer had been told her father had died a hero. Now she finds not only that he is

alive…
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Coben, Harlan – THE WOODS

THE WOODS

(Suspense-New Jersey-Cont) – Okay

Coben, Harlan – Standalone

Dutton, 2007, US

Hardcover – ISBN:



First Sentence: I see my father with

that shovel.



New Jersey attorney Paul Copeland “Cope” is in midst of an important trial prosecuting two

boys--one the son of a wealthy, powerful man—for raping a black

prostitute. When a homicide victim

brings to police to Cope’s door.…
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Gardner, Ashley –A COVENT GARDEN MYSTERY

A COVENT GARDEN

MYSTERY (Historical Mystery-England-Regency-1817) – VG

Gardner, Ashley – 6th in series

Berkeley Prime Crime, 2006- US Paperback – ISBN: 0425210863



First Sentence: The young woman buying

peaches in Covent Garden has honey brown hair, clear white skin, deep brown

eyes, and a faint French accent.



Captain Gabriel Lacey is finally reunited with the daughter his wife took from…
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Harris, C.S – WHEN GODS DIE

WHEN GODS DIE

(Historical Mystery-England-1811) – VG

Harris, C.S – 2nd in series

New American Library, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN: 0451219686



First Sentence: He knew she’d come to

him.



Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton when he, and other party goers, enter a room to find Prince George with a dead woman in his

arms. The woman is Guinevere…
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Harris, Joanne –GENTLEMEN & PLAYERS

GENTLEMEN &

PLAYERS (Academic Mystery-England-Cont)

– VG

Harris, Joanne – Standalone

Doubleday, 2005- UK Hardcover – ISBN: 0385-60366-5



First Sentence: If there’s one thing

I’ve learned in the past fifteen years, it’s this; that murder is really no big

deal.



Roy Straitley is Latin master at St. Oswald’s, a long-established boy’s grammar school. Although there have

always been incidences…
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Hawke, Richard – SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

(Private Investigator-NYC-Cont) – G+

Hawke, Richard – 1st book

Random House, 2005-US Hardcover – ISBN:



First Sentence: If she had known she

would be dead in another five minutes, maybe she wouldn’t have swatted her son

so hard.



PI Fritz Malone went out to buy bagels and has stopped to watch in balloons in the New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade.…
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Hoag, Tami – ALIBI MAN

ALIBI MAN (Unlicensed Investigator-Florida-Cont) – VG

Hoag, Tami – 2nd in series

Bantam, 2007 – US Hardcover – ISBN:

9780553802016



First Sentence: She floated on the face

of the pool like an exotic water lily.

Elena Estes is a former…

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Holt, Victoria –KIRKLAND REVELS

KIRKLAND REVELS

(Gothic Suspense-England-1800s) – G+

Holt, Victoria

– 2nd book

Fawcett Crest, 1962-US Paperback



First Sentence: I met Gabriel and Friday

on the same day, and, strangely enough I lost them together; so that

thereafter, I was never able to think of one without the other.



Catherine Corder marries Gabriel Rockwell more out of affection and to escape an unaffectionate…
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Johnson, Craig – KINDNESS GOES UNPUNISHED

KINDNESS GOES

UNPUNISHED (Police Procedural-NYC-Cont) – VG

Johnson, Craig – 3rd in series

Viking, 2007- US Hardcover – ISBN:

978-670031573



First Sentence: I didn’t wear my gun.



Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire joins his friend Henry Standing Bear on a trip to Philadelphia for Henry’s photographic exhibit

at the museum and for Walt to visit his daughter, Cady, and meet…
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Larsson, Ǻsa – Larsson, Ǻsa –



Larsson, Ǻsa –
(Thriller-Stockholm,

Sweden-Cont) – VG

Larsson, Ǻsa – 1st book

Delacorte Press, 2003 – US Hardcover – ISBN 038533981X



First Sentence: When Viktor Strandgård

dies it is not, in fact, for the first time.



Attorney RebeckaMartinsson left her hometown in disgrace but is now returning to help her friend Sanna whose…
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Maron, Margaret –WINTER’S CHILD

WINTER’S CHILD (Police Procedural-North Caroline-Cont) – G+

Maron, Margaret – 12th in series

Mysterious Press, 2006 – US Hardcover – ISBN:

0891968109



First Sentence: The call came through to

the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department just after sunset on a chilly Thursday

evening in mid-January.…

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Morris, R. N. –A GENTLE AXE

A GENTLE AXE (Historical-Police

Procedural-St. Petersburg, Russia-1866) – G+

Morris, R. N. – 2nd in series

Faber and Faber, 2007- UK Hardcover – ISBN:

9780571237845



First Sentence: It was well into the

morning when the darkness began to fade.



Porfiry Petrovich Virginsky is an investigating magistrate from the Department of the Investigation of Criminal Causes. In…
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Perry, Anne – DARK ASSASSIN

DARK ASSASSIN (Historical-Police Procedural-London-1863) – VG

Perry, Anne – 15th in series

Ballantine Books, 2006-US Hardcover – ISBN:

0345469291



First Sentence: Waterloo Bridge

loomed in the distance as William Monk settles himself more comfortably in the

bow of the police boat.…

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Rozen, S.J. – IN THIS RAIN

IN

THIS RAIN (Licensed Investigator-New York City-Cont) – VG

Rozen, S.J. – Standalone

Delacorte Press, 2006- US Hardcover – ISBN:

9780385338042



First Sentence: “It surprised him, how

light she was.”



Joe Cole, is newly paroled and just wants to lead a quiet life after having been wrongfully imprisoned for a… Continue

Added by LJ Roberts on April 2, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Setterfield, Diane – THE THIRTEENTH TALE

THE

THIRTEENTH TALE (Suspense-England-Cont) – Ex

Setterfield, Diane – 1st book

Atria Books, 2006- US Hardcover – ISGN:

9780743298025

Unabridged audio book from Audible.com; Narrated by
Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner

First Sentence: All children… Continue

Added by LJ Roberts on April 1, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

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