LJ Roberts's Blog – May 2007 Archive (19)

EBMRG - 5 June 2007 Meeting Handout

THE EAST BAY MYSTERY READERS GROUP

DARK CARNIVAL

Tuesday June 5th, 2007 - 7 p.m.…

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Abrahams, Peter – NERVE DAMAGE

NERVE DAMAGE (Suspense-Roy Valois-Vermont-Cont) – G+

Abrahams, Peter – Standalone

Wm. Morrow, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN:

9780061137976



First Sentence: Sometimes the dead live on in your dreams.



Metal sculptor Roy Valois has just finished a masterful piece of sculpture he names for his late wife, Delia and plays an exceptional game during his

local hockey night. When talking with…
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Added by LJ Roberts on May 18, 2007 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Alexander, Tasha – A POISONED SEASON

A POISONED SEASON (Amateur Sleuth-Emily

Ashton-England-Victorian) – VG

Alexander, Tasha – 2nd in series

Wm. Morrow, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN:

9780061174148



First Sentence: There are several things one can depend upon during the London Season:

an overwhelming barrage of invitations, friends whose loyalties turn

suspect, and at least one overzealous…
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Browne, Robert Gregory - KISS HER GOODBYE

KISS HER GOODBYE (Thriller-Jack Donovan- -Cont) - Okay

Browne, Robert Gregory - 1st book

St. Martin’s Press, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN:

9780312358396



First Sentence: It all started with the pregnant girl went crazy.



ATF Agent Jack Donovan is determined to capture violent bank robber Alex Gunderson. During a car chase,

Gunderson’s pregnant wife is shot, loses the baby and is in a coma.…
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Bruen, Ken – CROSS

CROSS (Private Investigator-Jack Taylor-Ireland-Cont) – Ex

Bruen, Ken – 6th in series

Bantam Press, 2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN:

9780593057278

First Sentence: It took them a time to crucify the kid.

There is a lot going on in Jack Taylor’s life. He is off the…

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Butcher, Jim – WHITE NIGHT

WHITE NIGHT (Fantasy/Mystery-Henry Dresden-Chicago) –

VG

Butcher, Jim – 9th In series

Roc Hardcover, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN:

9780451461407



First Sentence: Many things are not what they seem: The worst things in life

never are.



Chicago wizard Harry Dresden is asked for help by his friend Sergeant Murphy. From appearance, a woman has committed

suicide but Harry confirms she…
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Camilleri, Andrea – THE PATIENCE OF THE SPIDER

THE PATIENCE OF THE SPIDER (Police Procedural-Insp.

Montalbano-Sicily-Cont) – G

Camilleri, Andrea – 8th in series

Penguin, 2004, US Trade paper -

ISBN: 9780143112037



First Sentence: He jolted awake, sweaty and short of breath.



Inspector Montalbano is brought back early from his recovery after being shot. A girl has been kidnapped and her

family has no money to pay a ransom.…
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Child, Lee - BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE

BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE (Unlicensed Investigator, Jack Reacher, Los Angeles, Cont) – G+

Child, Lee - 11th in series

Bantam Press, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN:

9780593057018

First Sentence: The man was called Calvin Franz and the helicopter was a Bell

222.

Former…

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Gardner, Lisa – HIDE

HIDE (Suspense-Bobby Dodge-Boston-Cont) – VG

Gardner, Lisa – Standalone

Bantam, 2007, US

Hardcover- ISBN: 9780553804324



First Sentence: My father explained it to me the first time when I was seven years old.



Massachusetts state police detective Bobby Dodge is called to a Boston PD crime scene. Sergeant D.D. Warren and her team are on the

grounds of the closed and crumbling Boston

State…
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Hart, John – KING OF LIES

KING OF LIES (Suspense-Jackson Workman Pickens-North

Carolina-Cont) –NR

Hart, John – 1st book

Thomas Dunne Books, 2006, US Hardcover – ISBN: 031234161X



First Sentence: I’ve heard it said that jail stinks of despair.



Jackson Workman “Work” Pickens is a defense attorney, married to a beautiful woman, living in a big house.

His father, Ezra, had built a powerful legal practice and a…
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Housewright, David – DEAD BOYFRIENDS

DEAD BOYFRIENDS (Unlicensed Investigator, Rushmore McKenzie, Twin Cities, MN, Cont) –

G+

Housewright, David – 5th in series

St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780312348304

First Sentence: The dream came back to haunt me the night they threw me in jail.

Former policeman…

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Jacobs, Jonnie – THE NEXT VICTIM

THE NEXT VICTIM (Unlicensed Investigator-Kali

O’Brien-Tucson, AZ-Cont) – G+

Jacobs, Jonnie – 7th in series

Kensington Books, 2007, US Hardcover - ISBN:



First Sentence: The call came a little after two in the morning and pulled Erling from a particularly pleasant dream.



San Francisco attorney Kali O’Brian is away on the camping trip but, when checking messages, finds a call from her brother

in…
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Leon, Donna – SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN

SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN (Police Procedural-Comm.

Brunetti-Venice-Cont) – VG+

Leon, Donna – 16th in series

William Heinemann: London,

2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 9780434016259



First Sentence: …and then my daughter-in-law told me that I should come in and tell you about it.



Commissario Guido Brunetti is awakened and ask to come to the hospital. A doctor of Pedriatics has

been severely beaten. Three…
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Lutz, Lisa – THE SPELLMAN FILES

THE SPELLMAN FILES (Private Investigator, Izzy

Spellman, San Francisco,

Cont) – Poor

Lutz, Lisa – 1st book

Simon and Schuster, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN:

9781415432392



First Sentence: I duck into the parking garage hoping to escape.



Izzy Spellman is a private investigator from a family of private investigators. Her parents sent Izzy and

her brother David out on their first…
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May, Peter - THE FOURTH SACRIFICE

THE FOURTH SACRIFICE (Police Procedural-Li

Yan/Margaret Campbell-China-Cont) – Good

May, Peter – 2nd in series

Thomas Dunne Books, 1999, UK Hardcover- ISBN:

9780423364649



First Sentence: By now he knows he is going to die.



Chicago forensic pathologist is anxious to leave Beijing

and the Chinese policeman with whom she fell in love but hasn’t heard from since

their return to…
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MacBride, Stuart - BROKEN SKIN

BROKEN SKIN (Police Proc-DS Logan

McRae-Scotland-Cont)

– Good+

MacBride, Stuart – 4th in series

Harper Collings, 2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN:

9780007193172



First Sentence: Up ahead the woman stops.



DS Logan McRae is faced with trying to identify a man whose naked, bloody body was dumped outside the hospital emergency door. When a fellow officer identifies the victim,

it leads…
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McGilloway, Brian - BORDERLANDS

BORDERLANDS (Police Proc-Insp. Benedict Devlin-Ireland-Cont)

– VG

McGilloway, Brian – 1st in series

Macmillan New Writing, 2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 9780230020061



First Sentence: It was not beyond reason that Angela Cashell’s final resting place should straddle the border.



When a body is found on the border between Northern and Southern Ireland, in an area known as the Borderlands, it is the identity

of…
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Parker, Robert B. - HIGH PROFILE

HIGH PROFILE (Police Procedural-Jesse Stone-MA-Cont) –

Good

Parker, Robert B. – 6th in series

Putnam, 2007, US

Hardcover – ISBN: 9780399154041



First Sentence: Each spring surprised Jesse.



A high-profile talk-show host is found hanged in the park. His assistant/girlfriend is found dead in a dumpster. As if Police Chief Jesse Stone

doesn’t have enough with two murders, his ex-wife, Jenn, calls to say she…
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Siegel, Sheldon - FINAL VERDICT

FINAL VERDICT (Legal Suspense-Mike Daley-San

Francisco-Cont) – VG

Siegel, Sheldon – 4th in series

G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003, US Hardcover – ISBN:

0399150420



First Sentence: Judge Elizabeth McDaniel is glaring at me over the top of her reading glasses.



Attorneys Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez defended Leon Walker in the past. Although they won their case, it

harmed their reputation…
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