Friday, October 02, 2009

More Fiction: Tasha and Tamera Alexander, Johnny D. Boggs, Jeff Lindsay


Never Love a Lawman by Jo Goodman. Beautiful newcomer to Reidsville, CO must marry the local sheriff to claim her inheritance of the local railway.

Rio Chama by Johnny D. Boggs. Gunfighter Britton Wade takes on the challenge to transport a priest lynching condemned man to the gallows. But, the condemned man's father is the wealthy and powerful Senator Cole and the Senator does not want his son to hang. I read Boggs' Spur Award winner Camp Ford, it was good.

Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay. I've never seen the television series but have really enjoyed the books. The third book in the series, preceding this one, diverted from the usual storyline and involved demon possession. This fourth novel is back again to Dexter's usual problems of trying hard pass as a normal person while still following his hobby of murder.

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. Sequel to Atwood's Oryx and Crake and set in a post-apocalyptic land.

The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander. Inspirational romance. All these inspirational titles have the same cover designs. There will be a demurely dressed, pretty gal in her early to mid-twenties in the front and a rugged but handsome dude in the background. Both figures are outdoors in a field or the mountains or both.

Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander. A different series with the same dang cover style.

Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander. Newlyweds Lady Emily and Colin Hargreaves are honeymooning in Constantinople when a harem girl is murdered. A local diplomat recognizes the victim as his daughter, who was kidnapped twenty years earlier, and Emily and Colin promise to investigate. Alexander was at last year's Murder and Mayhem in Muskego (and also scheduled for this year's) and her books sounded interesting. I bought this one since her other book we have A Fatal Waltz circ'ed well.

Rough Country by John Sandford. The usual.

Evil for Evil by James R. Benn. Another World War Two mystery by Benn featuring former Boston policeman Billy Boyle. Boyle is sent to Northern Ireland to track down some missing BARs that the IRA plans to use in an uprising and maybe ally themselves with the Axis. This is a good series, I recommended it before.

Red's Hot Honky-Tonk Bar by Pamela Morsi. Fortysomething Red is suddenly the guardian of two grandkids she barely knows. How will she mix the kids into her late-nights, bar owning lifestyle, and boy-toy boyfriend?

The Siege by Stephen White. Children of the Sec. of the Army and a Supreme Court Justice are captive inside the Skull and Bones building.

Stardust by Joseph Kanon. 1945 Hollywood where a returned veteran does not believe his successful movie-making brother killed himself.

Blood Safari by Deon Meyer. Emma sees a picture of her brother on the evening news as a murder suspect. But, her brother disappeared 20 years earlier in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Emma makes some inquiries and is attacked, so she hires a personal security guy and goes searching.

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo. I don't care enough to read the description.

All the Dead Voices by Declan Hughes. Dublin private investigator investigates. This series has been popular here.

The Puzzle King by Betsy Carter. Woman works to rescue her relatives from 1936 Germany.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Great News! New Gun Books! (Not Processed Yet However)


The Mentalist: season one starring Simon Someoneorother, and ThatReallyFitChick, and TheMuscularAsianDude. Celebrity psychic who is really just an expert on body language and human behavior helps California police solve crimes.


Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke. Another recipe mystery.


Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom. Albom has an 88-year-old rabbi ask Albom to do his eulogy. Meanwhile Albom gets involved with an urban Christian Pastor in Detroit. "Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man."

The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding: everything a nursing mother needs to know by Marianne Neifert, MD. Some lady returned a breastfeeding book just yesterday.

Why We Buy: the science of shopping by Paco Underhill. Updated and revised version. How do people approach sales, move through stores, read signs, touch items to determine purchase?

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Pilgrims: a Wobegon romance by Garrison Keillor.

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom.

Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Should Only Buy Mediocre Music CDs Because That's All That Seems to Check Out


Blood's A Rover by James Ellroy. The great one returns! Crime and politics intersect in 1960's Los Angeles. Read it.

Intervention by Terri Blackstock. Young drug addict disappears on way to rehab and her interventionist is found murdered. Addict's mom tries to convince investigating cop that the missing girl is innocent.

Dark Tiger by William G. Taply. Stoney woke up in the VA with no memory of his past life. But, Stoney retained memory expertise, languages, etc. Seven years later he gets infrequent checks from shadowy government men checking on his memory while working as a fishing guide in Maine. One of those government types has Stoney work undercover at a fishing lodge to see why an agent was killed in a faked murder-suicide pact.

Pilgrims: a Wobegon romance by Garrison Keillor. Do you think there are people who write Wobegon fan faction? That would be sad.

Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith. "An Isabel Dalhousie Novel." Scottish mom helps in financial investigation while dealing with a niece, her would-be-husband, and a crabby professor.

Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Sing along with me: I don't care, I don't care, I don't care at all.

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve. Young married couple move to Kenya for a year. Husband practices medicine and wife does photography. The two climb Mount Kenya and a friend dies in accident.

Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods.


High on Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips. Did it happen or not? I say "Yes," because that dude was messed up.

Reagan's Secret War: the untold story of his fight to save the world from nuclear disaster by Martin and Annelise Anderson. "Reagan intendedfrom his first days in office to bring down the Soviet Union, that he considered eliminating nuclear weapons his paramount objective, and that he - no his subordinates - was the principal architect of the policies that ultimately brought the Soviets to the nuclear-arms negotiating table."

No Time for Tact: 365 days of the wit, words, and wisdom of Larry Winget by Larry Winget. I have no idea who this guy is but his books sell well and circ elsewhere in our system.

Why Fish Fart: and other useless or gross information about the world by Francesca Gould. Including: where can you find "the mound of ears", why do skunks stink, which infection causes bleeding from the eyes.

Arguing with Idiots: how to stop small minds and big government by Glenn Beck. I've only seen this guy for about five minutes worth of television but he seems to be a real tool.

Lord of the Rings: weapons and warfare by Chris Smith, Forewaord by Christopher Lee. A replacement for our worn-out copy.