Sunday, July 31, 2005

Books read in July, 2005

Here's the summary of the fifteen books I read in July. Good reading!

Eleven on Top - Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum trieds to quit the bounty hunter job, and becomes a target.

The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare - A merchant helps a friend by borrowing money against his ships, which fail to come in before the Jewish moneylender calls him into court.

Forcing Amaryllis - Louise Ure - Trial consultant Calla Gentry reluctantly takes a case in which the defendant reminds her of her sister's brutal rape.

Eye of the Wolf - Margaret Coel - Someone killed Shoshones, and left their bodies on a battlefield, stirring up old memories of a massacre.

This Dame for Hire - Sandra Scoppettone - In 1943, Faye Quick, a secretary who took over her boss' detective agency when he left for war, stumbles over a body.

Wrong Side of the Wall - Eric Stone - The story of Blackie Schwamb, a great baseball pitcher who ended up in prison.

Read It and Eat - Sarah Gardner - Month-by-month book club selections and recipes.

The Nitrogen Murder - Camille Minichino - Gloria, a retired scientist, goes to Berkeley for a wedding, but discovers her friend's fiancee is caught up in murder and espionage.

What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life - Niki Anderson - Stories and meditations for cat lovers.

Killing Time - Linda Howard - A police investigator teams up with an FBI agent when a time capsule disappears & people associated with it are murdered.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling - Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts when Voldemort's forces are stronger amidst a great deal of turmoil.

The Death Collectors - Jack Kerley - Detectives Carson Ryder & Harry Nautilus are on the trail of a murderer when they discover the death collectors, people who collect serial-killer memorabilia.

Mew is for Murder - Clea Simon - Theda Krakow, a freelance reporter, finds the body of a cat lady.

Little Chapel on the River - Gwendolyn Bounds - The author finds sanctuary after 9/11 in a small New York town and a pub called Guinan's.

Sweetwater Creek - Anne Rivers Siddons - A coming-of-age story about a young girl in South Carolina who has had nothing but loss in her life.

1 comment:

Clea Simon said...

Thanks for reading my mystery debut, "Mew is for Murder," Nikki! I'm curious what you thought about it! If anyone else out there would like to try it, I have an excerpt up on my website, http://www.CleaSimon.com and I love feedback.

Happy reading!
Clea