Wednesday, September 2, 2009


There's Something About St. Tropez by Elizabeth Adler: A villa, a pair of lonely children, a group of international vacationer misfits, an art theft, a haunting and a murder keep Mac Reilly, P.I., and his girlfriend, Sunny, busy on their "vacation".

The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles: Penn Cage becomes mayor and tries to restore the town with a lot of support when a childhood friend of Penn's brings him evidence and then is found brutally murdered, Penn has to rely on old allies to help him defeat a sophisticated killer who knows their every move.

The Shimmer by David Morrell: Police officer Dan Page follows the trail of his missing wife to Texas, where spectators are drawn to the small town each night to witness the Rostov Lights, unexplainable phenomena, but he brings danger upon himself when he uncovers a government secret about the lights from the 1910s.

Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton: Kelly Flynn, Jennifer, and the other ladies of the knitting club head to a retreat so Jennifer has a chance to recover from a harrowing experience; however, the owner of the retreat turns out to be Jennifer's attacker and when he turns up dead, Kelly and the crew have to work fast.

Salamandastron by Brian Jacques: Urthstripe the Strong, a wise old badger, leads the animals of the great fortress of Salamandastron and Redwall Abbey against the weasel Ferahgo the Assassin and his corps of vermin.

The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins: Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

The Magician's Death by P.C. Doherty: Roger Bacon concealed many marvels of nature and science in a book written in an unbreakable code. Scholars meet to discuss the code, but murder and mayhem occur and horrible things happen in the nearby forest.

The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock: Sofie and her family immigrated from Germany to a town in Illinois, but the start of World War II causes the locals to discriminate against Sofie's family, and they are blamed for a train derailment, but a high school teacher is on Sophie's side and a romance blossoms.

Jericho's Fall by Stephen L. Carter: Jericho was the former head of the CIA, a Wall Street titan, and is dying. He summons to his bedside Beck DeForde, the woman for whom he threw away his career. Beck believes she is visiting to say farewell, but is drawn into a battle over a secret that many want before Jericho dies.

So Happy Together by Maryann McFadden: Three generations of women find their lives suddenly transformed. Claire is planning to marry in the fall after a summer studying under a noted photographer. Then her estranged daughter shows up, her father reveals an old secret, and she meets an intriguing new man.

Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini: California defense attorney Paul Madriani becomes acquainted with a beautiful Costa Rican and finds himself in the middle of a decades-old conspiracy involving gold coins, espionage, murder, and Cold War weapons.

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner: Addie and Valerie were best friends forever when they were both nine. Fifteen years later, Valerie has found fame and fortune and Addie lives alone caring for a troubled brother. When she answers the door Valerie is standing there with blood on her sleeve and saying Addie is the only one who can help.

Undone by Karin Slaughter: Working in a trauma center, Sara Linton treats the city's poor, wounded, and unlucky; when she is thrust into a police investigation by a detective and his partner, each with their own secrets.

Ravens by George Dawes Green: The Boatwright’s just won $318 million in the Georgia State Lottery and it's going to be the worst day of their lives when Shaw and Romeo decide to squeeze the family for half their prize. As they try to maintain constant fear, the pressure causes everyone to start to unravel.

Burn by Linda Howard: Jenner wins a lottery jackpot that costs her plenty -- her father rips her off and disappears, her boyfriend becomes ex-, and her friends give her the cold shoulder when she doesn't share.

*I read this book and it is a really good, quick read!

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