Friday, April 20, 2012

The Return of A. Lee Martinez


Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain by A. Lee Martinez.  Another funny sci-fi novel from Martinez.  He writes fun stuff.  Try it out.

The Witness by Nora Roberts.  Heck if I know.  Romance?  Romantic murder?

The Innocent by David Baldacci.  Cover image implies a sniper and his daughter on the run in Washington D.C.    Flyleaf says: government hit man refuses a job and goes on run. Government Hit Man meets 14 year old orphan whose parents were murdered.  Government Hit Man assists girl.

Devil's Bones by Larry D. Sweazy.  What's the deal with this guy?  I see Sweazy's name around.  Oh yeah, I saw a catalog promo and then Bill Crider plugged it.  Crider says, "The Devil's Bones is a tightly written thriller that gets the job done."

Death at the Wedding Feast by Deryn Lake.  Historical mystery in England.

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods.  "A Stone Barrington" novel.

What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen.  Cover image has model who looks like Jennifer Garner and is pointing a SIG at the reader.  Well, it looks like a SIG anyway.

Counseling DVDs

Stop Bullying: standing up for yourself and others presented by Mark Brown.  Advice to kids on how to react and do when bullied.

Bullying: what every adult needs to know presented by Mark Brown.  Advice to parents about kid bullying.

Journey Through the Shadows: hope for healing after someone you love has died by suicide featuring Iris M. Bolton and Stephenie Weber.

Helping Parents Grieve: finding new life after the death of a child with Kris Ford and Paula D'Arcy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More Mark Kraushaar Poetry


The Uncertainty Principle by Mark Kraushaar. See? It's on the shelf, Kraushaar.

I did a What to Read video with Kraushaar a couple years ago but the following video is more recent. Kraushaar was invited to do a reading in New York but I see no video of that.

Canada by Eyewitness Travel, Rebecca Miles, Managing Editor. Travel guide. Starting East and moving West. Many pretty pictures and graphics.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

50 Shades of Driven Schmoozing


Driven by James Sallis. Sallis's Drive was the basis of the recent flick. This follows the same character, Driver, as he is on the run from mob killers. Should be pretty good, Tom Piccirilli liked it.

Fifth Victim by Zoe Sharp. Next in the thriller series following female bodyguard Charlie Fox. Fox is hired to protect a banker's daughter on Long Island. "Electrifying tale of cross and double-cross." Sharp was at Bouchercon in 2011. I think I mentioned that before. I did not speak to Sharp but she was at the shooting simulator that I hung out at for a while.

Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. Big deal novel because of the sex content. You're an adult, read it if you like.

Shear Murder by Nancy J. Cohen. Previous novels in this series, A Bad Hair Day, have circ'ed really well. South Florida hairstylist is planning her own wedding when, as a maid of honor at a pal's wedding, someone dies. From a knife. In the chest.


Golden Rule of Schmoozing: the authentic practice of treating others well by Aye Jaye. This most be a donation.

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Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith. More mystery in Botswana.