Monday, June 16, 2008

June 17, 2008 Book Worm


June 17, 2008


CERTAIN GIRLS by Jennifer Weiner: Cannie Shapiro dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction, then married and settled into life. Her daughter Joy finds a novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly thinks it is the truth about her own conception. When Peter wants a baby, they are faced with some past history, some future and what it means to be happy.

HOLLYWOOD CROWS by Joseph Wambaugh: Hollywood cop Nate Weiss agrees to help Margot Aziz protect her fortune, her son, and herself from her soon-to-be-ex husband, strip club owner Ali Aziz, but soon suspects Margot might not be as innocent as she wants Nate to believe.

BULLS ISLAND by Dorothea Benton Frank: Twenty years after ending her relationship with J.D. Langley, Elizabeth "Betts" McGee returns to their hometown a successful business woman and must face the ghosts of her past, including her unresolved feelings for the man she left behind.

FRAMES by Loren D. Estleman: Valentino, a film archivist, purchases an old movie palace and uncovers a skeleton and a long lost real of film. The film may be a clue to the murder, but Valentino has 72 hours to solve the mystery and save the film from damage before he has to turn it over to the police.

SECRETS by Jude Deveraux: Cassandra Madden fell in love with Jeff Ames when she was ten. She always thinks of him, and eventually becomes a nanny to his little daughter. When she hears shouts for help from a famous actress neighbor, she runs to help and discovers many secrets of the neighborhood. Until she unravels all the secrets, she can never be happy with Jeff.

CARELESS IN RED by Elizabeth George: Grieving after the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Thomas Lynley spends weeks hiking the coastline. Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. It soon becomes apparent that a clever killer is at work and Lynley is a witness and possibly a suspect.

WHEN JOY CAME TO STAY by Karen Kingsbury: Maggie Stovall struggles with depression and worries about her marriage to Ben, until a foster child, Amanda Joy, comes to stay with them in Cleveland and helps restore her faith.


THE GARAGE GIRL’S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR by Courtney Hansen: Tips for the novice or the well-versed on buying the right car, inspecting a used car, or financing a new or used car. Includes how to keep your car running great with preventive maintenance tips, changing your tires and oil, and more.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING & CARING FOR YOUR CAT by Carole C. Wilbourn: Organized in a question and answer format to cover many aspects of feline behavior and health.

THE SHOTOKAN KARATE BIBLE BEGINNER TO BLACK BELT by Ashley P. Martin: Comprehensive and authoritative guide to the world's most popular form of karate. Includes color photos and what is needed to achieve each level.

THE FEEL-GOOD HEAT PIONERRS IN CORN AND BIOMASS ENERGY by Sheila Samuelson: Contains interviews with biomass pioneers, honest information on the future of biomass energy technology, and more. Biomass energy provides a clean, regional source of heat and power, renewable and often created from waste. Biomass is becoming a valid choice for heating and powering our lifestyles.

ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessop: Carolyn Jessop recounts her involvement in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which forced her to become the fourth wife of a fifty-year-old man before she managed to escape and expose the group and its practices, leading to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.

JACK THE RIPPER by Trevor Marriott: A professional 21st century detective analyses the evidence with all the benefits of modern investigative techniques. He dispels the rumors, and legends and shows startling results.

BREAST CANCER CLEAR AND SIMPLE: All your questions answered.

1 comment:

Mystery Reader said...

Bulls Island is another good low-country book by Frank. There is some great Southern humor. A light, easy summer read.