Wednesday, June 2, 2010

May's Book(s) Report

A Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow
The 17th book in the Kate Shugak's series. The mine just outside the native Alaskan's park is starting up and brings murder into Kate's backyard. Another good read by Ms. Stabenow
Apple Turnover Murder by JoAnne Fluke
Hannah's at it once more in Lake Eden, MN. A full town of fundraiser has her cookie shop baking around the clock. Mixing up Murder and Mayhem. Plus, all the new cookie recipes included in each chapter. A fun, light and yummy mystery series
The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
All you have to do is mention this author's name and I'll break out laughing. The 4th in this zany series that is a laugh a minute. Once again Ms. Lutz has us running around San Francisco following the antics of this dysfunctional family of private detectives that usually just get it right --- a must read that tickles the funny bone with each page.
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
A stand alone (Myron's not in this one). This is one of those "I could not put it down until I finished the whole book". It's a slow start - but then hang on for a good ride to the end. After 8 years since his wife's death, David gets a message that only his wife would know about.
Gone For Good by Harlan Coben
Will's brother, Ken, ran after being accused of murdering Will's previous girlfriend 11 years ago. It all comes home and Will wants answers. Fantastic story line that will have you turning the pages until you've got the answers, too.
The Woods by Harlan Coben
20 years ago 4 teens walked into the woods while away at camp - and no one came out. Paul Copeland's sister was one of them. Paul was there and is now a hot shot lawyer that has a case that brings those 20 years into present time.
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
Mike and Tye are concerned about their teenage son - they start to snoop and it's a house of cards that comes falling down. A slow read and just an Okay story - but, it's Coben, so worth a read.
Caught by Harlan Coben
Hang On! This is a page turner that is not all that it seems to be. Great, great ending. Lot's of Coben characters from Myron's stories are showcased throughout.
Just One Look by Harlan Coben
Lots of characters - lots of story line - lots of endings. Another "you just don't really know what is what until the last page".
The Innocent by Harlan Coben
One of his best stand alone mysteries. Matt Hunter has a good job, a new house in escrow, a wife he's crazy about that is expecting their first child. Matt has straighten out his life -- or -- has he? Vegas - Reno - New Jersey: you do the math.
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
The first in the Jane Whitefield series. And it's off to a wonderful start. American Indian guide, Jane, who has the gift to help those in need. A vanishing act, slight of hand, helping people disappear from the bad guy's is what Jane is all about. Great read with lots of twists and turns along the way.
Dance For The Dead by Thomas Perry
Jane specializes in making victims vanish. Calling on the ancient wisdom of the Seneca tripe and her own razor-sharp cunning, she conjures up new identities for the people with nowhere left to run. Jane helps an innocent 8 year old boy and then picks up another needy person in the process. Great story twists & turns - this book won lots of awards and worth every one.
Shadow Woman by Thomas Perry
Jane is a name to be whispered. A shadow woman who rescues the helpless and the hunted when their enemies leave them no place to hide. Pete is a Las Vegas gambling executive needing Jane's help - a piece of cake, but she doesn't know about Earl and Linda - professional destroyers who will cash in if Pete dies and they love what they do. From Vegas to upstate New York to Glacier N.P. --- this one is worth some awards, too. Great Read!

That's my read list for May ---
on to June and a book coming my way I've been waiting for (not so patiently, I might add) for over a year. It's murder and mayhem in the scrapbook world and Lomax & Biggs are on the case. Marshall Karp needs to write faster.

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