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All Signs Point to Murder (Willi Gallagher, Bk 1)
All Signs Point to Murder (Willi Gallagher, Bk 1)
Author: Kat Goldring
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 24
Review Date: 12/10/2009


Willi Gallagher is a regular kind of gal who loves to eavesdrop - through she prefers to call it curiosity. While sandwiched between books in the school library where she teaches she really gets an earful ... two students are whispering about witchcraft and murder! Of course, Willi can't help but ju,p to conclusions. And it's not until one of her students is found dead that the town starts listening. Now, along with her psychic neighbors and Sheriff Tucker, Willi must sift through celestial and earthly clues to put the rumors and the killer to rest.


All That Glitters
All That Glitters
Author: Diana Palmer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 10/23/2019


When Ivory Keene landed a job at a prestigious fashion house in New York, she could never have anticipated the challenges and excitement her new position provided. Chief among them is her exasperatingly sexy boss, Curry Kells. â The older, experienced executive can't help but be drawn to Ivory by a desire neither can resist. He only sees a talented young woman whose fresh, exciting designs might just make them both millions. But he soon discovers that Ivory is keeping secrets.

Now, just as Ivory's wildest dreams are within her grasp, she's tempted by the intimacies of a forbidden affair. But is achieving fame and wealth worth sacrificing Curry's love?


Alternate Sides (Nina Fischman, Bk 5)
Alternate Sides (Nina Fischman, Bk 5)
Author: Marissa Piesman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 8/23/2006


Great New York atmosphere right down to the problems of alternate side of the street parking in Manhattan. The characters are interesting and the story line will keep you turning the pages.


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Author: Michael Chabon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 427
Review Date: 4/7/2016


This brilliant epic novel set in New York and Prague introduces us to two misfit young men who make it big by creating comic-book superheroes. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America the comic book. Inspired by their own fears and dreams, Kavalier and Clay create the Escapists, The Monitor, and Luna Moth, inspired by the beautiful Rosa Saks, who will become linked by powerful ties to both men.


American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, Bk 1)
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, Bk 1)
Author: Vince Flynn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 130
Review Date: 6/25/2019


Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck. â Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America's shores. Stansfield directs his protegee, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command -- men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.


American Cookery
American Cookery
Author: James Beard
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/26/2015


This is the real thing, solid recipes, lessons in technique, discussions about ingredients and a history of American cuisine mixed together to create one of his best books.


American Gourmet: Classic Recipes, Deluxe Delights, Flamboyant Favorites, and Swank Company Food from the 50s and 60s
Review Date: 1/24/2011


This is the Sterns at their best, talking about the food that has kept them on the road hunting down classic eats for 30 years. Jeffrey Steingarten wrote: "Everything jane and Michael Stern write about food makes me want to et and laugh at the same time. They convey their discoveries with immediacy and a sense of adventure."

This book is fun - it's loaded with recipes from the 1950s and 60's and the commentary that goes with it is hysterical.


America's Back Porch
America's Back Porch
Author: Daniel Jeffreys
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/21/2013


An outside observer exposes our culture's underbelly with a caustic and often hilarious eye. On America's back porch the most diverse and exotic cultures flourish in wild abandon; but it often takes the scrutiny of an outside observer, with an eye for the bizarre, to bring into relief the hilarious, often unsettling, bounty of strange experiences hiding within the mundane. In America's Back Porch, Daniel Jeffreys takes us on a startling voyage of discovery that brings us face-to-face with an America as it might have been recorded by the camera of Robert Frank. There are teenage vampires in Kentucky, Jesus-worshiping rattlesnake handlers in the Appalachians, a vigilante society in Texas, Alabama chain-gang guards who wrestle bears, cosmetic surgeons giving face-lifts to Hollywood dogs, and bounty killers in Florida. In the tradition of Bill Bryson and P. J. O'Rourke, Jeffreys takes us on a rarely seen tour of the underbelly of our culture, recorded with a sure sense for the telling detail, the colorful, and the grotesque.


And Justice There Is None (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 8)
And Justice There Is None (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 8)
Author: Deborah Crombie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 80
Review Date: 5/27/2022


And Justice There Is None (Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 8)
And Justice There Is None - Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Bk 8
Author: Deborah Crombie
Award-winning author Deborah Crombie has elevated the modern mystery novel to new heights of human drama and multilayered suspense with her critically acclaimed tales of intrigue featuring Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James. In their latest outing, Kincaid and his former partner -- and soon-to-be roommate -- follow a twisting trail of rage and retribution whose buried roots are about to exact a deadly toll on the living.

And Justice There is None

Gemma James is adjusting to professional and personal changes that include her eagerly sought promotion to the rank of inspector -- and a future now intricately entwined with Duncan Kincaid. But her new responsibilities are put to the test when she is placed in charge of a particularly brutal homicide: The lovely young wife of a wealthy antiques dealer has been found murdered on fashionable Notting Hill.

Dawn Arrowood was six weeks pregnant. Her lover, Alex Dunn, a porcelain dealer in London's bustling Portobello Market, appears absolutely devastated by her death, but Gemma's main focus of investigation is soon Karl Arrowood, who had the most powerful motive for killing his unfaithful wife. But this case sets off warning bells for Duncan: it's far too similar to an unsolved murder in which an antiques dealer was killed in precisely the same way and when the escalating violence claims yet another victim, he and Gemma find themselves at increasing odds with each other -- as two separate investigations become linked in the most startling of ways. Their hunt for a killer will traverse the teeming stalls of the city's antiques markets to a decades-in-the-making vendetta of history and hatred that has been honed to a flawless, deadly point. To solve this case, Gemma and Duncan must walk a merciless razor's edge through a place where true justice will be a long time coming.


Angel Interrupted (Dead Detective, Bk 2)
Angel Interrupted (Dead Detective, Bk 2)
Author: Chaz McGee (Pseudonym of Katy Munger)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 10/23/2019


He was once a second-rate cop, a mediocre husband, and an absent father. But ever since he was killed in a drug bust gone bad, Kevin Fahey, a lost soul in limbo. roams the streets of his small Delaware town, seeking redemption in other people's lives, trying to prove he's a better ghost than he ever was a man. And trying to help Maggie Gunn, the detective who replaced him, is a good way to start. Some cases are as cold as the grave.


Another Marvelous Thing
Another Marvelous Thing
Author: Laurie Colwin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 5/4/2014


Another Marvelous Thing is perfect for anyone who knows firsthand that opposites actually do attract. These spare and unsentimental stories display how two very different people -- a tough-minded and tenderhearted woman and an urbane, old-fashioned older man -- fall in love despite their differences, get married, and give birth to a child.


Armadillos and Old Lace (Kinky Friedman, Bk 7)
Armadillos and Old Lace (Kinky Friedman, Bk 7)
Author: Kinky Friedman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 31
Review Date: 1/4/2010


Kinky Friedman is living proof that you can be a Texan, a New Yorker, a Jewish country and western singer and an amateur detective at the same time. But when New York City gets a little too full of murder and mayhem to suit him, Kinky heads for the fresh air of the Lone Star State - filtered of course, through his ever-present cigar. But something is rotten in the state of Texas too, and Kerrville's justice of the peace asks the Kinkster for his help. Four old ladies have died in the past few months, and though there's no apparent link, Judge Pat Knox is sure there's a connection. Before the case ends, Kinky will meet up with a rose growing survivalist, a swarm of angry bees, a swarm of eight year old buckaroos at his father's ranch and summer camp and, if he's not careful he may just meet up with his own untimely end.


The Art of Detection (Kate Martinelli, Bk 5)
The Art of Detection (Kate Martinelli, Bk 5)
Author: Laurie R. King
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 108
Review Date: 6/23/2018


In this thrilling new crime novel that ingeniously bridges Laurie R. King''s Edgar and Creasey Awardsâ -- winning Kate Martinelli series and her bestselling series starring Mary Russell, San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes -- âin a spellbinding dual mystery that could come only from the "âintelligent, witty, and complex"â mind of New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. Kingâ¦...

Kate Martinelli has seen her share of peculiar things as a San Francisco cop, but never anything quite like this: an ornate Victorian sitting room straight out of a Sherlock Holmes storyâ -- complete with violin, tobacco-filled Persian slipper, and gunshots in the wallpaper that spell out the initials of the late queen.

Philip Gilbert was a true Holmes fanatic, from his antiquated decor to his vintage wardrobe. And no mere fan of fiction''s great detective, but a leading expert with a collection of priceless memorabiliaâ -- a collection some would kill for.

And perhaps someone did: In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himselfâ -- a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert''s own murder.

Now, with the help of her partner, Al Hawkin, Kate must follow the convoluted trail of a killer -- âone who may have trained at the feet of the greatest mind of all times.


As a Favor (Jill Smith, Bk 2)
As a Favor (Jill Smith, Bk 2)
Author: Susan Dunlap
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 17
Review Date: 2/6/2006


From the cover: A call from an ex-husband is never welcome. For Berkeley cop Jill Smith it wins a Nobel prize fro chutzpah. Her ex wants a favor. His friend and co-worker Anne Spaulding is missing. Anne's ransacked apartment - complete with blood-sprayed walls - gives Jill the chilling feeling that her ex may be up to his arrogant neck in murder." Susan Dunlap is known for her police procedurals and for her heroines who walk in he-man territory. It's a great book.


As Husbands Go
As Husbands Go
Author: Susan Isaacs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 7/14/2013


Bankable bestseller Susan Isaacs (SHINING THROUGH) adds a murderous twist to her usual stinging candor and domestic wit in this tawdry tale of an imperious Long Island widow who fights to restore her husband's and her family's reputation after he is found dead in the apartment of a call girl. After receiving the bad news, Susie Gerstens finds that her requisite grief over the loss of her soul mate is eclipsed by her outrage at having her perfect life called into question by family, friends, and colleagues, and she resolves to prove that the police's simplistic explanation for the slaying is bogus.


As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
Author: Michael Walsh
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 8/27/2008


If you liked the movie Casablanca and want to know what happened to the characters after the famous airport scene this is the book for you. Includes dialogue from the movie and keeps the period atmosphere.


Asian Hot  Spicy (The Essential Kitchen Series)
Asian Hot Spicy (The Essential Kitchen Series)
Author: Vicki Liley
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/16/2020


Te recipes are clear and concise and everything I have made from the book came out as expected. That's the best recommendation I can ever give a cookbook - the recipes work.


Assumed Dead (Monika Everhardt, Bk 3)
Assumed Dead (Monika Everhardt, Bk 3)
Author: Eleanor Sullivan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 9
Review Date: 5/3/2012


Actually really enjoyed this one, good characters and a great plot that builds as you read. Plot summary: Two gravely injured head trauma patients -- and two mysteries arrive -- in nurse Monika Everhardt's ICU on the same day. The first is a John Doe whose car crashed during a high-speed police chase. The second is a woman who was bludgeoned in a bank parking lot. Police suspect the victim's husband. But Monika knows genuine grief when she sees it and she's got her eye on someone else: the husband's ex-wife.

Things get interesting when MOnika's friend believe the John Doe may be her long lost brother, presumed dead for several years. But if he is, what was he doing with a stolen car from Texas and the ID of a dead man from New York? As Monika uncovers pieces of the skocking truth about why these patients ended up in her care, the hectic daily routine of life and death becomes murder.


Audition For Murder (Morgan Taylor, Bk 1)
Audition For Murder (Morgan Taylor, Bk 1)
Author: Susan Sussman, Sarajane Avidon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 1/24/2006


Really good characters - interesting look in the theater world and a good mystery to back it up.


The Aztec Heresy (Finn Ryan, Bk 4)
The Aztec Heresy (Finn Ryan, Bk 4)
Author: Paul Christopher
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 50
Review Date: 11/17/2012


An ancient secret. A lost city. A treasure that could change the world. In search of a Spanish galleon in the Caribbean, archaeologist Finn Ryan and her partner Lord Billy Pilgrim find evidence of a lost Aztec Codex. The invaluable book created by 15th-century explorer and accused heretic Hernan Cortez is said to reveal the secret location of the lost City of Gold. But they are not alone in their quest.

Also on the trail is the head of a menacing religious cadre who?d kill to get it first, and a sociopathic billionaire with his own sinister motives. But while running for their lives, Finn and Billy come upon a more explosive secret that will take them from the Yucatan jungles to the Sonoran Desert, where the stakes are life and death.


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