Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo: In Ohio, the Amish and "English" lived together peacefully until sixteen years ago when brutal murders shattered the peace. Kate survived the terror but moved away. Now she has been asked to come back as chief of police. Her Amish roots and her career make her a perfect candidate. She's certain that she has come to terms with her past -- until the first body is discovered.
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich: Lulu, having witnessed the murder of a culinary television star, decides to enter a cooking competition in order to try and uncover who the killer is, while Stephanie Plum helps Ranger investigate a series of break-ins and things start to heat up between them, despite Officer Joe Morelli's objections.
Roadside Crosses by Jeffrey Deaver: Body language expert Kathryn Dance and Deputy Michael O'Neil investigate attacks on and murders of individuals who have posted messages about the deaths of two high school students on a local blog and suspect the driver in the fatal accident may be leaving roadside crosses as warnings about who his next victim will be.
A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart: Dylan Vogler, the manager of a coffee shop, is found dead cradling a knapsack full of marijuana. When defense lawyer, Dismas Hardy learns that Vogler is actually supplying dope to many of business and political elite, the tension and turmoil ratchet up into high-stakes suspense.
A Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsey: Lady Rebecca Marshall is pulled into the intrigues and dangers of Queen Victoria's court when she becomes a maid of honor, and is married off to the marquis Rupert St. John, who wrongly believes Rebecca trapped him into the marriage, but his growing feelings for his new bride test his pride and his vow to never be faithful to Rebecca.
Frozen Fire by Bill Evans: Eager to exploit a lucrative energy source, Dennis Cavendish has begun to tap the crystalline methane under the ocean floor. Ecoterrorists kill his science team and release gigatons of poisonous methane into the water and atmosphere killing many people. Victoria Clark, Dr. Sam Briscoe and the U. S. government must find a way to seal the break and to nullify the methane.
Gary Jennings' Apocolypse 2012 by Robert Gleason: In A.D. 1001, Coyotl rises to become counselor to the god-king Quetzalcoatl and entombs an End-Time Codex that describes the world's end in 2012; and when the codex is discovered one thousand years later, scientists realize that their own time mirrors the age of Quetzalcoatl.
Large Print Fiction
A Good Woman by Danielle Steel: When Annabelle Worthington loses her family due to the sinking of the Titanic; she becomes a medical volunteer at Ellis Island, marries badly, and eventually finds purpose by volunteering in a field hospital during World War I.
Sweet Home Carolina by Patricia Rice: Advertising executive Jaxie Parker enjoys life in the fast lane, until she is put in charge of her firm's annual pro bono project and must find a way to revitalize the coastal town of Rumton, South Carolina.
Santa Cruise by Mary Higgins Clark: With the intentions of relaxing after the holidays, amateur investigators Regan Reilly and Alvirah Meehan board the "Royal Mermaid" cruise ship with their husbands and get caught up in a mystery that involves a ghost, a storm, criminals, and an attempted murder.
Crossroads by Belva Plain: Gwen Wright, raised in an upper-class environment, and Jewel Fairbanks, a receptionist, find themselves at odds when Gwen begins to have eyes for Jewel's husband, Jeff, and Jewel envies Gwen's wealth; but the situation becomes explosive when Gwen's husband, Stan, who works for Jeff, uncovers questionable business dealings at work.
Lonestar Secrets by Colleen Coble: Shannon Astor returns to Bluebird Crossing years after the death of her parents and finishing vet school. She remembers hard times and remains skittish especially around ex-boyfriend, Jack MacGowen. But their love for two girls, the land and horses brings them to an uneasy alliance.
Hokus Pokus by Fern Michaels: The Sisterhood foiled former FBI director Mitch Riley's plot to frame their friends Judge Nellie Easter and lawyer Lizzie Fox, now they must remain in exile or risk capture.
Collateral Damage by Fern Michaels: The Sisterhood verges on falling apart when the ladies have to choose between two difficult assignments. The first job guarantees a huge paycheck; the second offers a presidential pardon - and a chance to finally emerge from hiding.