Friday, December 12, 2008

Seventeen Hardcovers


Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn. Mitch Rapp has to find an missing Al-Queda cell that has infiltrated the U.S. At the same time his secret assignments to stop deadly jihadists are being called into question on Capitol Hill.

Wolfman by Nicholas Pekearo. Werewolf vigilante. I read a good review.

The Darker Side by Cody McFadden. Serial killer novel.

Every Now and Then by Karen Kingsbury. "He's on a desperate quest to rid the city of heartache, but first he must find a way to deal with his own."

The Treasure by Iris Johansen. Lady Selene has been freed from her status as a harem slave by assassin Kadar. To secure their freedom the the sheikh who held her they have to find a sacred relic for him.

Bad Traffic by Simon Lewis. Tough cop Jian leaves China for London on a search for his missing daughter. Jian finds himself without his usual authority and teams with migrant Ding Ming who is looking for his missing wife.

A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander. Victorian mystery series. Emily reluctantly attends a party at Lord Fortescue's estate. Fortescue is murdered and the husband of Emily's friend is arrested for it. Emily works "to right this terrible wrong and clear his name". Emily travels through high society and low society in her search.
Alexander spoke at the Murder and Mayhem in Muskego conference a month or so ago. She was interesting so I ordered this.

Trigger City by Sean Chercover. Private Investigator Ray Dudgeon has taken a high-paying but easy job. When he finds out the dead girl he was researching was a covert intelligence agent Dudgeon gets into unexpected trouble.

Chasing Smoke by Bill Cameron. Homicide detective Skin Kadash is undergoing cancer treatments. He is just barely getting by when his partner asks for help off-the-clock. Kadash figures no way until he hears the victims were all cancer patients with Kadash's own doctor.

A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire. Volume three in the Wicked series.

Lost Temple by Tom Harper. Disgraced soldier Sam is living in Greece in 1947 when the KGB tries to steal a notebook given to Sam by a dying archaeologist. When the CIA and the British are show up on a notebook hunt Sam teams with a couple gals to find out why.

The Company by K.J. Parker. Five war veterans colonize an island. Sure that their friendship will keep them together they find out a terrible secret one has been hiding.

Science Fiction

City at the End of Time by Greg Bear.

Large Print

Cruel Intent by J.A. Jance.


Michelle: a biography by Liza Mundy. Biography of Michelle Obama.

The Ascent of Money: a financial history of the world by Niall Ferguson.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Paperbacks: Two Gischlers, A Huston, Zombies, and Demons


Suicide Squeeze by Victor Gischler. Conner Samson is sent to reposses a comic book store owner's boat. On board is a specially autographed, 1954 Joe DiMaggio that some dangerous people really want.

Shotgun Opera by Victor Gischler. Ex-tough guy Mike Foley has been living the easy life, and hiding out, for the last forty years in Oklahoma. His nephew Andrew shows up with a hitwoman on his trail and Uncle Mike has to turn tough-guy again.
I really enjoyed Gischler's Go-Go Girls of the Apocolypse, as I mentioned before. So I am all set to be disappointed by these two books after setting my expectations overly high.

Every Last Drop by Charlie Huston. Tough guy PI Joe Pitt is not really a PI. He just does jobs on demand. He's not much of a guy either, he's a vampire. Pitt has angered all the other vampire "clans" of Manhattan who now want his head on a stick. Pitt leaves Manhattan for the wilds of the Bronx.
See, Gischler? This vampire stuff sells.

The Rising by Brian Keene. Some zombie horror novel that had a nice review in the back of Booklist or Library Journal.

Deja Demon by Julie Kenner. "The days and nights of a demon hunting soccer mom." Local housewife Kate cares for her family and hunts local demons and zombies?
What has knock-offs has Buffy wrought?


Never Romance a Rake by Liz Carlyle. A starred review for this paperback romance. Baron Rothewell wins a poker bet for the Comte de Valigny's daughter.

Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long. Another paperback romance that got a good review.

Yuletide Treasure by Lauraine Snelling and Jillian Hart. Two short romance novels stuck together.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Six Inch Snowfall. Read Some Large Print.


Born to Run by James Grippando. I don't like this guy's name; it is too difficult to type.

Cruel Intent by J.A. Jance. Did I mention before I do not like Jance? She spoke at a Librarian thing at Phoenix Public Library and got on my nerves. Ice cream was served afterward.

Large Print

Bodies Left Behind by Jefferey Deaver. I don't like his name either. Too many e's. This is the one set in WI.

Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan. The cover has a photograph of a goat.

Cold Hearted by Beverly Barton.

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. 768 pages long. Processed by Ruth the Page who is the sister of Jacob the Former Page.

Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke. Historical fiction.

I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass. Chick book.

The Goliath Bone by Mickey Spillane with Max Allan Collins. A Mike Hammer novel. I think Spillane collaborated on this before he died. I don't like the second author. Too many names to type.

A McKettrick Christmas by Someone Else With Too Many Names. Chick book romance.