Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bookworm

Fiction on CD
True Detectives
by Jonathon Kellerman: Detectives and brothers, Moses and Aaron, who have a turbulent family history that sets them at odds, are pulled into the same case when Caitlin Frostig disappears. Investigation of one of the suspects pulls them into the sinister, seamy side of the city.

The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer: Thea Sperelakisis a brilliant medical doctor and her father Petros is a celebrated internal medicine specialist. When Petros is injured and in a coma, Thea fights to keep him alive and discovered that the accident wasn't an accident. Petros sends her a message with his eyes.

Runner by Thomas Perry: Jane Whitefield comes out of retirement to help a young woman who is trying to escape an abusive relationship with her real estate mogul boyfriend who will do anything to get her and their unborn child back.

Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer: A novel inspired by the true story of George Mallory's dream of reaching the top of Mt. Everest. On his third attempt he was seen 600 feet from the top in 1924. But he died and his body was found in 1999. Questions still remain about whether he reached the top.

Angels of Destruction by Keith Donahue: When a nine-year-old girl arrives at the doorstep of Mrs. Margaret Quinn, a widow who has previously lost her daughter, the two enter into an agreement to pass the young orphan off as a newly discovered granddaughter, Norah Quinn, who gradually displays strange magical qualities.

Large Print Fiction
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lillian Jackson Braun: Polly Duncan is off to Paris, temporarily leaving Jim Qwilleran without his lady companion. Good thing there's lots to keep Jim busy. Like a mysterious death from a bee sting that leaves everyone but Koko the Siamese in a state of confusion.

Blaze by Richard Bachman: Abuse suffered at the hands of his father and in foster homes and orphanages has left Clay Blaisdell with reduced mental skills, making him the perfect partner to seasoned criminal George Rackley who has a plan to kidnap the infant heir to a huge fortune, and who continues to aid and abet Clay even after he is murdered.

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg: Three sisters living in Chicago at the end of World War II struggle to cope with rations, metal drives, and the uncertainty of their futures as their boyfriends and fianc├ęs fight overseas.

Pandroa's Daughter by Iris Johansen: Dr. Megan Blair, raised by relatives after the death of her mother, is forced to fight for her life when she is contacted by childhood acquaintance Neal Grady, now a government agent, who informs her that her mother, a psychic, was murdered by underworld kingpin Molino, and that the crime lord is now looking for Megan.

Cell by Stephen King: Maine artist Clayton Riddell, elated after closing the deal for his first comic book, comes down to Earth quickly when a brain-zapping energy burst--The Pulse--strikes, reducing cell phone users to zombie-like creatures, and leaving Clayton desperate to find a way home from Boston to see if his wife and son have survived.

The Woods by Harlan Coben: Prosecutor Paul Copeland is distracted from his high-profile case against some wealthy college students when his past intrudes with the discovery of the body of a middle-aged man who was one of four young campers presumed to have been murdered twenty years earlier--a crime that occurred while Copeland was neglecting his duties as a security guard to enjoy a tryst with his girlfriend.

The Collectors by David Baldacci: Members of the Camel Club have a mission to find out what is really happening behind the closed doors of America's leaders. Now they are trying to solve two murders and get a shot in the arm with a con artist in high-heeled boots.

I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark: Kay Lansing, daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy Carrington family, overhears an argument at the New Jersey estate as a child that proves crucial when as an adult she marries Peter Carrington, who is subsequently charged with murder.

Panning For Murder by Jessica Fletcher: Mystery author Jessica Fletcher's vacation cruise to Alaska becomes challenging when she becomes caught up looking for clues to the disappearance of a friend's sister, Wilimena, who set sail on an earlier voyage, making no secret of the fact that she was going to claim the treasure her aunt, a famous madam in Alaskan history, is reputed to have hoarded away during the gold rush.

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