Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christa Faust and Clare O'Donohue Overkill

Clare O'Donohue

I sat next to O'Donohue during a breakfast event at Bouchercon. O'Donohue has written a series of cozy mysteries that sounded like people here would like them. O'Donohue also has a newer mystery series based on her own job as a free lance news producer.

Double Cross. Quilter is asked to teach class at a New York bed-and-breakfast where the business owner is murdered.

Devil's Puzzle. Quilting group has to solve mystery of a skeleton in one member's backyard and the town's witchcraft history.

Missing Persons. Soon to be divorced Kate's husband is killed. Kate takes a television assignment on a missing persons case and the cases overlap.

Christa Faust

Faust was also at Bouchercon but I did speak to her. I didn't have anything to say.

Choke Hold. Angela Dare, retired porn star, entered witness protection after helping break a kidnapping and prostitution ring. A former co-star is killed and Dare shepherds the friend's mixed martial arts fighting son.


Mortal Terror by James R. Benn. Great WWII series featuring character Billy Boyle. Boyle is a troubleshooting investigator for his uncle, General Eisenhower. A killer is targeting officers and Boyle is sent to quietly clean things up.

Shock Wave by John Sandford. Minnesota.

Trackers by Deon Meyer. Meyer was also at Bouchercon. I congratulated him on his novel Blood Safari.

Thirteen House by Deon Meyer. Meyer is a big, tall dude. His English seemed pretty dang good so I wonder why he writes in Afrikaans and has his work translated by someone else.

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo. Recommended by Anthony Neil Smith who is teaching our writing workshop this November. At least I think it was Nesbo. Some Scandinavian guy anyway.

Doverkeepers by Alice Hoffman. Cover has a long-haired girl with a dove on each shoulder.

Prey by Linda Howard. We have two copies because one was donated. That is dandy since this novel has plenty of holds.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Another copy.

October Fest by Jess Lourey. Presidential debate at Octoberfest ends in murder.

Murder Unleashed by Rita Mae Brown. Some sort of dog mystery.

13 Million Dollar Pop by David Levien. I met Levien at Bouchercon too. Levien writes a lot of screenplays. I asked what they were and I have seen none of the flicks. I made fun of him. He was good guy.

Heirloom Murders by Kathleen Ernst. Wisconsin author. Wisconsin setting. Wisconsin murder.

Police and Thieves by James Patrick Hunt. Earlier Hunt books have proved popular here.

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