It's heading toward the end of October, right? Just checking because it was 102 degrees Fahrenheit here Saturday. I'm beginning to wonder which season Phoenix is going to skip entirely: autumn or winter!
Last week I sent 6 books out to new Paperback Swap foster homes and received 4. My PBS wish list has slowed down a bit. Here's the scoop on the books I found in my mailbox last week:
--Come Death and High Water by Ann Cleeves (PBS). For anyone who read my review of The Crow Trap last week, you know that I'm a fan of Ann Cleeves, regardless of the mystery series she writes. This is the second book in her George and Molly Palmer-Jones birdwatching series. I enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to reading this book.
--One Grave Too Many by Beverly Connor (PBS), the first in the Diane Fallon forensic mystery series. "With spot-on details, a smart new voice, and ingenious plot twists, Beverly Connor has been compared to the hottest crime writers on the scene. Now, she ratchets up the suspense with a brand new series featuring one of today's most cunning and complex sleuths: forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon. Her new job as director of the RiverTrail Museum of Natural History in Georgia takes Diane out of the game-until a former love and a murdered family bring her back in."
--Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver (PBS), the second in the Kathryn Dance mystery series (if you don't count her appearance in one of the Lincoln Rhyme books). "Dance, an agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, gets an eye-opening education in some of the hottest areas of the cyberworld. After an auto accident kills two teens, vicious smears of Travis Brigham, the teen driver deemed responsible but not charged in the accident, appear on the Chilton Report, a popular blog. After one of the accusing bloggers barely survives an assault, Brigham becomes a person of interest. Brigham disappears, and attacks, each preceded by a crude roadside cross, spread to other Chilton bloggers. Meanwhile, Dance also looks into a mercy killing at Monterrey Bay Hospital that takes an unexpected turn, and Robert Harper, a special prosecutor from the attorney general's office in Sacramento, begins an investigation that will affect her."
--Runner by Thomas Perry (PBS), the latest in the Jane Whitefield mystery series. "Whitefield, a Native American living a quiet life as the wife of a surgeon in upstate New York, is retired from her under-the-radar work as a “guide,” someone who helps people in peril vanish from their pursuers. Then a bomb explodes during a hospital fund-raiser, and Jane discovers that the explosion was directed at a pregnant young woman, a “runner” desperately in need of disappearing. Back in the game but having lost more than a step (cell phones and ubiquitous databases, among other technological innovations, have dramatically changed the business of disappearing), Jane sets out to guide one more runner to safety. Naturally, it doesn’t go as planned, and rather than protecting the hunted, Jane becomes the hunter."
Marcia of The Printed Page hosts this fun weekly meme, so if you want to join in or find out what other bloggers discovered in their mailboxes, click on the redhead in the flirty skirt at the top of this post. You'll be taken right to The Printed Page. Thanks, Marcia!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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