Sunday, November 30, 2014

Reading right now:

“The Escape” by David Baldacci. This is the third title in Baldacci’s John Puller series. Puller is a Military CID investigator who upon returning from Florida learns that his brother has escaped from prison. Puller finds himself on the wrong side of the law trying to find his brother and help him stay alive. Baldacci was a lawyer who lives in Virginia and writes amazing books. My favorite series is still the Camel Club. His books are exciting reads that you just want to take the day off and finish, but then you are so sad that they are done.

On hold right now:

            “Flesh and Blood” by Patricia Cornwell. This is her 22nd book in the Kay Scarpetta series and, hopefully, a good one. I haven’t always been happy with Cornwell’s books which often get bogged down in family and personal issues that have grown tiresome over the years. Her latest finds her attempting to track down a serial sniper.

Other Mysterious Things:

New author Elisabeth de Mariaffi brings out her debut novel in January, 2015 which is called “The Devil You Know.” The book centers around rookie crime reporter Evie Jones who is haunted by the unsolved murder of her best friend. It’s a case that she can’t leave alone and one that she follows into territory that may get her killed.

            Known for his work on the TV series Monk and also for the books featuring Monk, Hy Conrad debuts a new series in January, 2015, called Amy’s Travel Mystery series. The first book in the series is called “Toured to Death” and features Amy and her Mother, who are travel agents with a nose for murder.

            In January, 2015, non-fiction writer Thom Hartmann’s new fiction series will start off with “Death in the Pines.” This first book in the Oakley Tyler series finds ex-PI Tyler running away to a cabin in the Vermont woods to retire in peace. Unfortunately, Jeremiah Smith finds him and asks him to save his newspaper reporter grandson who is under attack by a group of unknown men. After Smith is killed in a hit-and-run car accident, Tyler takes on the case which finds him in the middle of the genetic engineering controversy.

While Grant Jerkins’ 2015 novel “A Very Simple Crime” is slated to become a movie, his next novel is coming out in January, 2015. “Done in One” is a stand-alone novel about SWAT sniper Jake Denton and the difficult job he does.

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