Saturday, October 30, 2010

October's Book Reports

Since I was listening to more music than reading books this month, my list is small for the month.

Dead Wrong by Mariah Stewart
The 1st in the Dead Series. The serial killer is working his way down the M. Douglas' in the phone book, killing as he goes and still not getting the victim he wants. Mara Douglas is next on the list and with the help of FBI agent, Aidan, she won't be the next to be killed.
Good read - Good plot - Good story.

Red Herring by Archer Mayor
One of my favorite authors is back with another Joe Gunther story and finally getting back to the stories we had come to love. Catching a series of murders that are all staged to look like accidental deaths, Joe and his team have their work cut out for them. The surprise ending has me wanting the next book in the series now.

Dead Certain by Mariah Stewart
The 2nd in the Dead Series, continues where the 1st book left off.  We meet Amanda Crosby, an antiques dealer whose partner, neighbors and friends are dropping like flies. Once Amanda is cleared of the dastardly dead, the local detective sticks to her like glue to protect and serve. A bit of a slow read, not as well put together as book one but, I'll continue to read the rest of the series.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradly
With a recommendation from my daughter-in-law, I dove into this book never to surface until it was done. You'll fall in love with 11 year old Flavia de Luce living in England in the 1950's from page 1. Nancy Drew in Britain reading for all ages -- except with better writing, better plot and laugh-out-loud adventures that will have you turning the pages quickly.  The first in Bradly's series and I'm off to read number 2.  Very well written, great plot and wonderful sleuth.

Dead Heat by Richard Castle
Nikki Heat and the NYPD cast is up to their necks with a murdered columnist in the big apple.  Taken from Castle's experiences shadowing the real Kate Becket (really?) the story moves along with mayhem and adventures thrown in as only Castle can do. Castle's 2nd Nikki Heat book and if you want more of Castle and Becket watch them every Monday night in the TV series: Castle.  (I love this)

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