Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bookworm


Fiction

Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline: Bennie Rosato finds herself buried alive at the hands of her evil twin Alice, but Alice, who has assumed Bennie's identity, underestimates Bennie's determination to stay alive and seek revenge.

Tough to Tame by Diana Palmer: Cappie Drake is alarmed at her boss, veterinarian Bently Rydel's gruff nature and frequent ranting, but with time comes understanding and it is not long before understanding turns to love.

Wild Ride by Jennifer Crusie: Mary Alice Brannigan encounters a host of demons and other supernatural creatures when she is commissioned to restore the decaying Dreamland Amusement Park.

Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson: Julia "Jules" Farentino, disturbed by nightmares since the murder of her father, applies for a teaching job, where her half-sister Shaylee had been sent after running into problems with the law, but when Jules arrives, a series of murders and strange occurrences make her wonder if she is in danger.

The 5th Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly: In their race to rebuild the final pieces of the Machine and save the world, soldier Jack West Jr. and his team discover an ancient inscription containing a rhyme about five mysterious warriors who possess knowledge that is vital for unlocking the secrets of the machine and its powerful pillars.

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker: Brad Raines is trying to solve a serial killer case in which a bridal veil is left at each crime scene. He enlists the help of Paradise, a young woman who can experience the final moments of a person's life when touching their dead body; he wonders if he can prevent the next murder.

Deception by Jonathon Kellerman: Homicide detective Milo Sturgis turns to his friend, psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware, for help when he is assigned to investigate the murder of Elise Freeman, a teacher, who left behind a DVD detailing the abuse she suffered at the hands of three sadistic colleagues.

Large Print Fiction

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson: Detective Regan Pescoli has worked the -Star Crossed Killer- case for months, never imagining she'd be captured by the madman she's been hunting. Regan knows exactly what he's capable of and avoiding the same fate will take every drop of her courage.

The 9th Judgement by James Patterson: Detective Lindsay Boxer has only the cryptic message written in lipstick on a car windshield as evidence from the brutal shooting of a mother and her child as they were returning to their car in a mall parking garage, and things become complicated when an empty safe is discovered along with the body of an popular actor.

The Lone Texan by Jodi Thomas: Sage McMurray returns to Texas where she is taken hostage in a robbery. She's furious and terrified especially when they plan to auction her to the highest bidder. Drummond Roak has offered twice the highest bid. Although he makes his living as a gunfighter, he has always loved Sage and hopes to prove his worth.

Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson: Rebecca Moray goes to a tiny island to research a book on knitting and to escape her secrets. Her daughter, Rowan, accompanies her and befriends Sean, an old fisherman with secrets of his own. When current storms threaten to resurrect old ones, they find themselves on a collision course.

The September Society by Charles Finch: Students disappear and die at Oxford and detective Charles Lenox discovers bizarre clues, including a murdered cat and a card cryptically referring to "The September Society."

Heir of the Dog by Judi McCoy: Ellie Engleman is a professional dog walker and along with her terrier mix Rudy, finds the corpse of a harmless homeless man in Central Park and becomes the prime suspect for murder. It turns out she is the sole beneficiary of the victim's in heritance.

A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer: Grace Hawkes has not spoken to her family since her mother's sudden death. Her father abandoned her two brothers, a sister and herself long before that. Now he has had a stroke and the family is adamant that she come home. Tensions run high a Grace reconnects with her family and they all band together in defense of the second Mrs. Hawkes' deceptions.

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