Wednesday, July 02, 2008

More Fiction with Lawrence Block and James Lee Burke


Tribute by Nora Roberts. This releases on July 8th. Former child actress Cilla returns to Viriginia to restore her maternal grandmother's home. Cilla's grandmother was a famous and decadent actress who died 30 years ago of a drug overdoes. Cilla finds a packet of letters in the house's attic showing that her grandmother may have been pregnant by a married man when she died. Was she murdered?

Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen. This releases on July 8th. I'm not sure what the deal with this is. Iris is alive but the copyright is by Roy and Johansen Publishing, LLP. Did Iris write any of this?
A Russian sub has been donated for public exhibition and marine architect Hannah is tasked to prepare it. Hannah finds a mysterious message right before a deadly assault on the sub. Hannah finds out why.

Swan Peak by James Lee Burke. This releases on July 8th. Dave Robicheaux is in Montana on vacation with his wife and his friend Clete. When two college students are found murdered nearby Dave gets involved. With: "a wealthy, vicious oil tycoon, his deformed brother and beautiful wife, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood."

Dust Devils by James Reasoner. "Redneck-noir thriller.. a mix of robbers, murderers, betrayals and death."

Hit and Run by Lawrence Block. Keller is very close to retirement. He has been working hard and saving his money. On a business trip to Iowa he is waiting to complete an assignment when the Governor is murdered. Keller sees his own face on television as the prime suspect. That's enough trouble for anyone but Keller makes his living as a hired killer. Now he is stuck in Iowa with no cash, no valid ID, and every cop on the lookout for him.

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TailSpin by Catherine Coulter.

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