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1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1)
1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, Bk 1)
Author: James Patterson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 441
Review Date: 4/15/2006
Helpful Score: 1


James Patterson at his best!


3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, Bk 3)
3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, Bk 3)
Author: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 667
Review Date: 3/10/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found-and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the S.F. Police Department completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterios message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friendsa Claire Washburn of the M.E.'s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is commiting these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club.While the investigation rages furiously, Lindsay works very closely with a federal officer assigned to the case. At the same time, she learns that one member of the Women's Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.


666
666
Author: Jay Anson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 5/2/2007
Helpful Score: 5


666
That was the hell-black number on the old house that suddenly appeared on Sunset Brook Lane. Inside, a red light flickers from an unseen source...Inside, mocking figures stare down from the windows in a grotesque mimicry of bloody horrors...Inside an ancient supernatural relic waits for human hands to lift it, for human eyes to see its diabolical visions. For this is no ordinary house. This is a house that appears and disappears from time to time, place to place, to haunt the lives of the innocent. A house where the same bloody, dreadful, eternal crime occurs again and again, bringing its victims to the brink of hell, into the hands of the Devil himself. And for Keith and Jennifer Olsen, its door has just swung open...


666
666
Author: Jay Anson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 10/2/2007


It is Tuesday, April 10, 1979. A nice young married couple, Keith and Jennifer Olson, arrive home at their house in New Castle, New York, to discover that in the few days they have been on vacation, something unexpected and startling has happened. A house has mysteriously appeared on the vacant lot across from theirs-a house that soon begins to exert a powerful, frightening, demonic influence on their lives...
666 takes the reader into the world of evil that Jay Anson so brilliantly explored in The Amityville Horror-an evil that lies unexpected behind the door of an ordinary looking house, a house that reappears from time to time near any city, waiting invitingly, innocently, for someone to rent it, a house in which a dreadful, bloody, orgiastic crime recurs again and again, bringing its victims screaming to the very brink of hell-and into the hands of the Devil himself.
As Keith becomes more and more obsessed by the house, with its intricately carved beams that seemed to have witnessed every human crime and its strange, etched windows that glow with a malevolent light, Jennifer finds herself drawn to her friend David Carmichael, a handsome, self assured man who is everything Keith is not...Inexorably, without their realizing what is happening to them, their lives are being changed by a presence in the house, a powerful force who lets nothing stand in his way-and who at last appears to his victims in a heart-stopping scene of gruesome violence you will never forget.


77 Shadow Street
77 Shadow Street
Author: Dean Koontz
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 86
Review Date: 7/2/2012
Helpful Score: 1


This book was slow in the beginning but I'm glad I stuck with it. It has a lot going on at once and several different stories all rolled into one. But it is an excellent story and well written.


Abandoned Prayers: The Shocking True Story of Obsession, Murder, and 'Little Boy Blue'
Abandoned Prayers: The Shocking True Story of Obsession, Murder, and 'Little Boy Blue'
Author: Gregg Olsen
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 67
Review Date: 10/18/2006


On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body alongside an icy cornfield in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska buried him as "Little Boy Blue," unclaimed and unidentified-until a phone call from Ohio 2 years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father. Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect. But behind this quiet facade was a man involved with pornography, sadomasochism, and drugs. After the suspicious death of his pregnant wife, Eli took his preeschool-age son, Danny, and hit the road on a sexual odyssey ending with his conviction for murder. But the mystery of Eli and the fate of his son didn't end on the barren Nebraska's plains. It was just beginning...


Abduction
Abduction
Author: Robin Cook
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 170
Review Date: 4/29/2006


A mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding-and a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 7/27/2007


No one would ever accuse carefree Tom Sawyer of being a genius. Unless you mean having a genius for trouble. For there isn't a scheme in the world Tom won't cook up to get out of having to do his chores. The truth is Tom likes to have fun, whether it's digging for treasure in a haunted house, exploring dark and mysterious underground caves, playing pirates on rafts downriver with his best friend, Huck Finn, or faking his own funeral.But when he and Huck witness a midnight murder, the real trouble begins. For the murderer is none other than Injun Joe. And now joe is looking for Tom!


All Around the Town
All Around the Town
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/29/2006


Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one year old student, is accused of murdering her English Professor, Allan Grant. Laurie has multiple personalities and is not aware of this. Leona, one of Laurie's other personalities, who has written crazed love letters to Allan Grant and has secretly entered his home.


All Fall Down
All Fall Down
Author: John Saul
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 5/11/2010
Helpful Score: 1


This is the same book as The God Project.


All Through The Night
All Through The Night
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 134
Review Date: 3/3/2006


The story begins when a young unmarried woman leaves her newborn child on the rectory doorstep at a church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. At the same moment, inside the church, a young man is stealing a treasured artifact, a chalice adorned with a singe star-shaped diamond. Both the infant and the chalice disappear.


Alone (D. D. Warren, Bk 1)
Alone (D. D. Warren, Bk 1)
Author: Lisa Gardner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/24/2006


State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff through the scope of his sniper rifle. Dodge has only 1 second to react, or a woman and her child may die. Where can you hide when this killer comes? The woman at the other end of Bobby Dodge's rifle isn't only in trouble-she is trouble. Cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy, Catherine Rose Gagnon's life will change in an instant of violence. It's the most terrifying place to be... When Bobby pulls the trigger, someone will die. And then noone will be above suspicion, noone beyond harm. And no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless and alone.


The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror
Author: Jay Anson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/18/2006
Helpful Score: 1


I have three Amityville books, I loved them


Amityville: The Evil Escapes
Amityville: The Evil Escapes
Author: John Jones
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 8/30/2006


When George and Kathy Lutz fled their home in Amityville, they took nothing but the clothes on their backs. They left behind toys, power tools, furniture, appliances-everything. They never wanted to see anything associated with that house again. And now the contents of the house will be sold. Some people who are hunting for bargains will end up with a lot more than they ever imagined.


And the Sea Will Tell
And the Sea Will Tell
Author: Bruce Henderson, Vincent Bugliosi
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/25/2006
Helpful Score: 1


The sea surrendered the grim evidence, and a beautiful newlywed found it washed up on a tiny atoll: an odd aluminum container and something glittering in the sand-a gold tooth ensconced in a scorched human skull. 7 years earlier, 2 couples separately set sail in search of a peaceful life: a wealthy yachtsman and his wife, an ex-con and his sexy girlfriend. Their destinies converged on a South Pacific island hundreds of miles from civilation. A savage murder left 2 of them there forever. A chilling crime. A baffling mystery. An explosive courtroom drama. A finale almost as stunning as the crime itself. THIS IS A NON-FICTION BOOK


Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday (Translator)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 672
Review Date: 11/29/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazi's occupying Holland, a 13 year old jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next 2 years, until their wherabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving ,and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.


The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2)
The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 150
Review Date: 3/14/2007


It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently moved from the city's streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her-literally and figuratively-she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence...even if it means receiving more resistance from her all male homicide squad. But Rizzoli isn't counting on the U.S. government's sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn't counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vandetta...


Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/7/2007


All around the globe, people are being reported dead or missing. In Berlin, a woman vanishes from the city streets. In Paris, a man plunges from the Eiffel Tower. In Denver, a small plane crashes into the mountains. In Manhattan, a body washes ashore along the East River. At first these seem to be random incidents, but the police soon discover that all four of the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group (KIG), the largest think tank in the world. Kelly Harris and Diane Stevens-young widows of two of the victims- encounter each other in New York, where they have been asked to meet with Tanner Kingsley, the head of KIG. He assures them that he is using all available resources to find out who is behind the mysterious deaths of their husbands. But he may be too late. Someone is intent on murdering both women, and they suffer a harrowing series of near escapes. Who is trying to kill them and why? Forced together for protection, suspcious of each other and everyone around them, and trying to find answers for themselves, the two widows embark on a terrifying game of cat and mouse against the unknown forces out to destroy them.


Ashes to Ashes (Kovac/Liska, Bk 1)
Ashes to Ashes (Kovac/Liska, Bk 1)
Author: Tami Hoag
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/25/2006


I love Tami Hoag! Great book


Bad Moon Rising
Bad Moon Rising
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/25/2009
Helpful Score: 1


I loved this series. Very wordy, could have been just as good with half the words but I give it 5 stars just for being an awsome story! Well developed characters, great story line. I'm not normally into vampire books, but this was really well written. I can't wait to read something else by him.

Christa


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