Saturday, May 04, 2013

Collins, Cook, Keret, Knopf


Seduction of the Innocent by Max Allan Collins.  From modern pulp publisher Hard Case Crime.  Collins sets this among the 1950s comic book scare where comics were blamed for corrupting American youth.  After the murder of [someone not named on the cover] a publisher's troubleshooter starts snooping.

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret.  Keret creates a compendium of crazy cats killing caught comatose crayfish quickly carried catty-corner across Cari Click's Cooper Cars.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.  Horror novel.  Hill has a Triumph motobike.  From the author photo it looks to be a new one, not a '60s one.

Point and Shoot by Duane Swierczynski.  The third and final novel in the fast moving and fun Charlie Hardy series.  Swizzlelelteinksi will be at Murder and Mayhem In Muskego at the Muskego Public Library this fall.

Evil In All Its Disguise by Hilary Davidson.  Davidson is Canadian.

Dead Anyway by Chris Knopf.  This came out a few months ago and is supposed to be a very well done thriller.

A Murder of Wolves by Gary J. Cook.  From what I can tell Cook publishes a new novel every 10 years or so.  This had an advert in Library Journal or Booklist.  I looked up Cook's previous work, he had good reviews, I gave it a shot.  Two undercover sheriff's deputies are assaulted by people looking to buy computer chips used in weapons guidance systems.  The deputies escape to the book's cover photo and drive around in a blue Subaru shooting a rifle out the passenger window.

Iscariot by Tosca Lee.  Novel about Judas. Lee has shiny, long, black hair.  Author bio says Lee "makes her home in the Midwest."  Heck, depending on who you ask the Midwest is anywhere from Ohio to west Kansas.  Whom?

Free Fall by Chris Grabenstein.  Another fun mystery novel featuring policeman John Ceepak working the beach resort town of Sea Haven, New Jersey.

Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes.  "Jacket design by Olga Grlic."

Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French.  Nicci French is Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.  They are Limeys.  They wrote this book about a London psychotherapist who has to interview a psychotic about a dead body.

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