Monday, December 15, 2014

Bunch Of Novels By A Bunch of People


Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz. Moriarty and Holmes are dead on Reichenbach Falls and the London underworld has a job vacancy. Two men try to catch the leading candidate for Moriarty's job. I think one of my kids read some of Horowitz's Alex Rider books.

Tagged For Death by Sherry Harris. This is a paperback, has a cat on the cover, and is a Garage Sale Mystery so you can safely bet this is a cozy mystery.

Hope to Die by James Patterson. Huh, no co-author. That is unusual.

Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy.  Tademy? What is the etymology of that name, the only time I've seen it is on Tademy's novels.  Speaking of which, the audiobook of Red River checks out a lot. Tademy's author photo is too small.

Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney. McInernery also has a small photo and since this is a paperback the photo is black-and-white. McInerney lives in Ireland.

For the Dead by Timothy Hallinan.  Travel writer living in Bangkok has more dangerous adventures. I recall listening to Hallinan's first Junior Bender novel while rowboating across the lake to where the Boy Scouts were building rafts. Going there wasn't so bad but the return trip was kinda miserable after being in the sun all afternoon and rowing back against the wind.

Hallinan's Afterword mentions his 2011 trip to Bouchercon in St. Louis. I went to that conference. I've written about it before but let me give a recap: I went to a party on Friday and that resulted in a complete wash-out on Saturday.

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas.  "When a man slaps another couple's child at a neighborhood barbecue, the event sends unforeseeable shock waves through the lives of all who are witness to it."

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood.  Marwood won an Edgar Award. That's a big deal.

Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline. I'm not sure how you pronounce her name. Is the second part line or lean-ee?

The Day of Atonement by David Liss. Man returns to Portugal to avenge his parents punishment by an Inquisitor.

Mr. Penumbr'as 24-houor Bookstore by Robin Sloan.  "Rendered with irresistible brio" Brio? I had to look that one up: vigor and vivacity.

First Impressions by Charlie Lovett. Mystery of something about a modern bookshop employee who discovers Jane Austen may have stolen the story for Pride and Prejudice.

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Girl grows up in 1915 Boston to immigrant parents.  Dang, Diamant has a small author photo, too. She's only written four other novels. I say only because Red Tent is always going out, I see Diamant's name so often I figured she has more published novels.

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