Sunday, August 10, 2014

Reading right now:

            “Poison Promise” by Jennifer Estep. You may think that this exciting and fun fantasy series doesn’t belong with a list of mystery titles, but it does. Gin Blanco is an assassin who kills bad guys, helps people weaker than she is, and in this novel is trying to bring down a drug dealer who is distributing a new drug called “Burn.” She’s tough and sexy and surrounded by good people who help her survive. I’ve almost finished this novel and am so happy that she has another book in the series coming out in November called “Black Widow.” I highly recommend this series. Every book is a fun ride you go on with Gin to see how she brings down the latest bad guy threatening her city. 

            As soon as I finish “Poison Promise,” I am starting David Rosenfelt’s “Hounded.” If you’ve read my blog, you know that I love David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter series. The books are a riot. Andy Carpenter is rich and lazy. He hates getting hired to do work. He’s a lawyer so lots of people can understand why he would not want to do that job. In this 12th book in the series, Carpenter gets a call from his policeman friend Pete Stanton who asks that he take in the son and dog of ex-convict Danny Balfour who was murdered and, oh yes, defend Pete who is being accused of the murder. It looks like Andy is going to be very, very busy.

On hold right now:

            “Inside Man” by Jeff Abbott. Abbott has written more books than I realized. This is already his fourth book in the Sam Capra series. If you like Lee Child and Harlen Coben, Jeff Abbott is a great choice to start reading. Abbott graduated from Rice University with degrees in History and English and now lives in Austin. Three of his novels have been optioned for films: “Adrenaline,” “Panic,” and “Collision.” In “Inside Man,” ex-CIA agent Sam Capra’s friend Steve has been murdered. Capra wants revenge.

Other Mysterious Things:

            “Face Off” edited by David Baldacci. I don’t usually read a lot of short stories, but this book sounds fascinating and has gotten rave reviews. It is a collection of 11 short stories. Each short story combines two famous mystery characters (for instance one story combines Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme and John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport). So there are 11 short stories co-written by some of our greatest living mystery authors with David Baldacci editing the stories. What more could you ask for? This isn’t the first collaborative novel that Baldacci has been involved in. He also worked on “No Rest for the Dead” in 2011 which was one mystery novel written by 26 people (one of which was Baldacci, as well as, Jeff Abbott, Jeffery Deaver, and many others). 
Mysteries are everywhere.

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