Friday, March 04, 2005

Brown Bag Luncheon Books

I'm doing a Brown Bag Luncheon next Wednesday to discuss Sleepers, books that people might have missed. Here's the list of the 15 books.

The Last Song Dogs - Sinclair Browning (1st in a
mystery series set in Arizona. Detective is a female
rancher and P.I.)

Storm Front - Jim Butcher (lst in series about Harry
Dresden, a wizard in Chicago - only wizard in the
Yellow Pages. Terrific series about Good v. Evil.)


King Con - Stephen J. Cannell (The King of the Con Men
pulls off one last scam to avenge his cousin's
murder.)

Fast Women - Jennifer Crusie (Humor, romance and
murder as a divorcee who desperately needs a job tries
to organize her boss at a detective agency.)

The Persian Pickle Club - Sandra Dallas (In the 1930s
in Kansas, a quilting club harbor a dangerous secret.)

The Merchant's House - Kate Ellis (1st in a British
mystery series in which Detective Sergeant and amateur
archaeologist Wesley Peterson finds a strange
relationship between his case of an unidentified boy
and a nearby dig where two skeletons have been
uncovered.)

Home to Harmony - Philip Gulley (A Quaker minister's
humorous tales of life in a small Midwestern town.)

Murder in Alphabet City - Lee Harris (2nd in a mystery
series featuring NYPD Jane Bauer and her cold case
squad.)

The Blue Edge of Midnight - Jonathon King (1st in a
mystery series featuring an ex-cop in the Everglades.)

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Lorna Landvik (Five
women in small-town Minnesota are linked together by
their book club for 40 years.)

Snow Treasure - Marie McSwigan - Possibly based on a
true story, in 1940 a group of Norwegian children
smuggle gold out of the country, under the noses of
the Nazis.

Julie and Romeo - Jeanne Ray - The story of two rival
florist families and the chaos that results when older
members of the families fall in love.

No Place Like Home - Barbara Samuel - Twenty-one years
after she fled her family home, Jewel Sabatino brings
her best friend home to Colorado, when he's too sick
to care for himself.

Sweet Hush - Deborah Smith - Hush McGillen's life as a
successful businesswoman is turned upside down when
her son brings home his new bride, the daughter of the
President of the United States, followed by a
deep-cover agent sent to rescue her.

Monkeewrench - P.J. Tracy - An odd software company
finds they're in trouble with the law when someone
imitates their latest computer game to kill people.

2 comments:

Jan said...

Lesa,
Some of these books sound like lots of fun to read and discuss. I wish I could be there with you for the discussions. Keep me posted.
Jan

Lcolcord said...

I am very lucky in that I work in the same library system with Lesa, AND I got to attend this brown bag lunch! I want to read every one of these! I wish I was a speed reader!