Friday, January 22, 2010

I Need To Do Library Bills, Here Is My Evasion


Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. Author of the moment. Too bad he died in 2004.

No Mercy by Lori Armstrong. Army gal Mercy returns home to South Dakota on medical leave. When an Indian boy is found dead on her property Mercy is concerned by the lack of investigation. When a relative dies Mercy is out for revenge. Reall good reviews on this one. The author likes to do that blogging thing.

Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville. Listed on several best-of lists. A former IRA killer is hired to do in the IRA leaders who used to decide who died.

Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry. Some world-on-the-brink with only-one-man-can-stop-the-evil-conspiracy book.

Noah's Book by Anne Tyler. Tyler's books check-out pretty well here.

13th Hour by Richard Doetsch.Nick Quinn is accused of murdering his wife. A mysterious guy gives him the ability to jump back in time one hour at a time and prevent his wife's murder.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Usual Appearances


Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell. Cornwell takes a break from killing Frenchmen and goes back to the Danish and English killing each other instead.

The Wolf at the Door by Jack Higgins. Members of the British Prime Minister's "private army" are being assassinated in the U.K and U.S. Hey, an Elvis Costello song just came on.

Kisser by "Stuart Woods". Woods's ghost writers are hard at work writing Stone Barrington novels. I wish I knew who wrote some of those Nick Stone novels for Andy McNab.

Silencer by James W. Hall. I read a couple Hall books before. He does good work. Hall's recurring character, Thorn, is kidnapped after the murder of a man intent on donating his land for conservavtion. Hey, a Crowded House song just came on and I found a link.


Bo Ryan: another hill to climb by Bo Ryan with Mike Lucas. Autobiography of the UW-Madison basketball coach and member of the 500-win club.

Tim Russert, We Heartily Knew Ye: wonderful stories from friends celebrating a great life edited by Rich Wolfe.

Large Print

Committed: a skeptic makes peace with marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert. Sing with me again: I don't care, I don't care, I don't care.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

3,220 Pages of Large Print Fiction

Large Print

Chopin Manuscript: a serial thriller by Jeffery Deaver and others. I said hello to Deaver when he was at the Murder and Mayhem event in Muskego this past Fall. He is a good dude.

The Disciple by Stephen Coonts. Iran has a nuke and wants to use it. The CIA plans to stop them. Coonts uses the real President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a bad guy intent on martyring his whole nation. Doing that seems like a bad idea for several reasons.

While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty. Chick book.

Dragon House by John Shors. American couple open school for Vietnamese street kids.

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro. Short stories.

Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Chick book.

The Maverick by Diana Palmer. Major chick book.

The Humbling by Philip Roth. Hoity-toity literary book. No vampires or private detectives allowed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Triple Crais, MJ, That Gal from Juno, Gagnon Returns?


Whip It starring Ellen Page, Daniel Stern, Kristen Wiig. Girl joins a roller derby team.

Michael Jackson's This Is It. DVD of the movie of the concert practice.

Whiteout starring Kate Beckinsal and a Glock 19. A U.S. Marshal is sent to Antarctica to investigate a murder. Since when does the Marshals Service investigate murder?

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell starring [people you never heard of] and Traci Lords. Scuzzy dudes have a night on the town. I tried reading the book of this and realized it was just one repeating story of drunken foolishness.

Yoga for the Rest of Us: heart healthy yoga with Peggy Cappy. The cover photo of Cappy is odd. I cannot tell if she is winking at the camera, had a stroke, squinting at the light, or what.

The Girl from Monaco starring [French People]. Neurotic attorney goes to Monaco to defend a crook. A "beautiful she-devil" makes him a wreck. Comedy.

Adult Fiction

The Gatekeeper by Michelle Gagnon. FBI Special Agent Kelly Jones investigates the murder of a Senator that may be related to the terrorist kidnapping of a sixteen-year-old girl. Last time I bought a Gagnon book she posted some comment here.

The First Rule by Robert Crais. The mysterious Joe Pike returns as the lead character. One of Pike's former mercenary colleagues and the man's family are murdered in a home invasion. The cops think the dead man must have been a crook. Pike sets out to clear the dead man's name and kill those responsible.

Large Print

The First Rule by Robert Crais. All Joe Pike wanted was a little vacation time away from his hectic work in L.A. But, his vacation in Alaska takes a turn for the silly with a lonely moose, a leaky cabin, and the local, and beautiful, donut shop owner.

Committed: a skeptic makes peace with marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert. Chick gets remarried.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. Chick Book.

Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart. Private investigator Mickey Dade finds the body of a prominent San Francisco activist.

AudioBook on CD

The First Rule by Robert Crais. Joe Pike never wanted a life as a bus driver. But, when his career as a rock singer never broke and his wife died he needed a steady job to raise his kids. Now he's angling for a big role in a Broadway show and maybe a spotlight lead with famous stage actress Melody Meringer.