Monday, March 31, 2014
The latest book about Joe Pickett, read the 14th in the series.
Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people.
Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new—but Joe knows him all too well. The first man doesn’t frighten Joe. The second is another story entirely.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Providence Rag finds Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Rhode Island newspaper, at an ethical crossroads. The youngest serial killer in U.S. history was supposed to be released from prison on a technicality at age 21, but for years, the authorities have been fabricating new charges to keep him locked up. Mulligan knows that if authorities can get away with framing the killer, they could do the same thing to anybody. But he also knows the killer is much too dangerous to be set free. The dilemma pits Mulligan and his colleagues at the paper against one another in a high-stakes struggle over which matters most--protecting public safety or reporting the truth. And in the end, it embroils the entire state in an angry confrontation over where justice truly lies.Providence Rag is the third novel in Bruce DeSilva’s Edgar Award-winning Mulligan series—and the first to be inspired by a true story.
from the website: http://brucedesilva.com/
Monday, March 24, 2014
Rick Campbell, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years on multiple submarine tours, finishing his career with the Naval Operations staff in the Pentagon and in the Washington Navy Yard. He puts that knowledge to good use by writing a thriller about the USS Kentucky, a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying nuclear warheads. When the sub receives a nuclear launch order, the Kentucky's crew has no idea that the orders haven't come from the U. S. government but from a rogue intelligence troop with their own agenda. Find in new books under Fiction CAMPBELL
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Maxine Revere or Max, as her friends know her, is on her way home for the funeral of former friend, Kevin. Max, who hosts a true crime show, is waylaid by the Hoffmans in the airport with the sad story that their grandson, Jason, has been murdered on the Atherton Prep School grounds. The Hoffmans are hopeful that Max will look into the case because Max also attended Atherton Prep in this small but wealthy community. With no suspects and no motive, Max has her work cut out for her, but she is willing to take a look at what little evidence has been discovered.
Kevin’s sister, Jodi, asked Max to come to the funeral. Thirteen years earlier, Kevin, accused of murdering Lindy Ames, was released for lack of evidence and the jury was unable to convict Kevin. Months earlier, Kevin had written to Max that he had found new evidence about Lindy’s murder. Lindy, Kevin and Max had all been friends at Atherton Prep during their school years. Max believed all along that Kevin was innocent but most of the town including Max’s own extended family believed he was guilty. Lindy’s murder was never solved and the shadow of the court case destroyed Kevin. Now, Max believes she owes former friends, Kevin and Lindy to finally solve the case of Lindy’s murder and absolve Kevin of the suspected murder of Lindy. With the help of the local police detective Nick Santini, Max and Nick will follow the evidence – even if one of Max’s relatives is the killer.
Does the death of Jason Hoffman 12 years later relate to the earlier death of Lindy? Is there more than just the Atherton Prep School location to connect the crime? Filled with plenty of action and suspense, Max is a tenacious crime reporter and I look forward to reading more books in what looks like the start of a new series.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Wagner's account of Hollywood as he saw it, far from the lights and cameras and gossip columns and a tender farewell to people of a mythical place long since transformed and to a golden age long since passed.
Robert Wagner has recently appeared in a recurring role in NCIS as DiNozzo's father.
For a current listing of the movies and television shows in which Robert Wagner has acted, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wagner
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Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Little Demon in the City of Light is the thrilling—and so wonderfully French—story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress and the international manhunt, sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power that ensued.
from the cover
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West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself. from the First Look Book Club
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A quiet town like Friendship, Wisconsin, keeps most of its secrets buried . . . but when local teen Ruth Fried is found murdered in a cornfield, her best friend, Kippy Bushman, decides to uncover the truth and catch the killer. Since the police aren't much help, Kippy looks to her idol, journalist Diane Sawyer, for tips on how to conduct her investigation. But Kippy soon discovers, if you want to dig up the truth, your hands have to get a little dirty, don'tcha know.
In this riveting young adult novel, Kathleen Hale creates an intricately plotted murder mystery that will keep readers guessing, laughing, and cringing until the surprising final pages. from HarperCollins Publishers