Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hot Summer Reads

Next Tuesday, May 23, I'll be hosting my annual brown bag luncheon. A few people (wish I had a few more!) bring lunch and I tell them about 15 books that they might be interested in. I try to give them a mixture, but, naturally, with my love of mysteries, it tends to be a little heavy on the mystery side. Here's my list for the group.

Hot Summer Reads 2006

Allgor, Catherine – A Perfect Union – (92 Madison, Dolley) Very readable biography of
Dolley Madison & the U.S. The burning of the White House in 1814 brought the
country together, made DC the Capitol & guaranteed Dolley’s place is history.

Cleland, Jane K. – Consigned to Death (Adult Fiction) In a traditional mystery, Josie
Prescott, a New England antiques dealer and appraiser, becomes the primary
suspect in an elderly client’s murder.

Crusie, Jennifer & Bob Mayer – Don’t Look Down (Adult Fiction) Fun, sexy romp in
which a movie director and a former Green Beret team up to stop the sabotage
of a film.

Ervin, Sharon – The Ribbon Murders (Adult Fiction) A cub reporter and a state cop team
up to find the murderer who leaves men dead with a telltale clue.

Fowler, Earlene – The Saddlemaker’s Wife (Adult Fiction) When Ruby McGavin’s
husband dies, she finds out he lied about his past, and she discovers a ranch,
a family, and secrets she didn’t know about.

Lakin, Rita – Getting Old Is Murder (Paperback Mystery) In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
75-year-old Gladdy Gold and her friends are suspicious when retirees start
dying too quickly in their retirement village.

Lende, Heather – If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name (917.98 L564i) Haines,
Alaska is a small town where the author writes the social column and obits
for the local newspaper.

Leonard, Mike – The Ride of Our Lives (917.304 L581r) The NBC Today show
correspondent packs up his eighty year old parents and his kids and heads
across country in 2 RVs.

Mayes, Frances – A Year in the World (914.04 M468y) The author of Under the
Tuscan Sun celebrates travel and food throughout Europe.

McManus, Patrick – The Blight Way (Adult Fiction) Two Idaho country sheriffs
investigate the killing of an LA man in a pasture in this funny mystery.

Radish, Kris – Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral (Adult Fiction) If you’re
over 30, you’ll appreciate this story of a group of women celebrating their
friend’s death.

Rosett, Sara – Moving is Murder (Adult Fiction) A terrific debut mystery in which an
Air Force wife snoops when squadron wives in her neighborhood are murdered.

Samuel, Barbara – Madame Mirabou’s School of Love (Adult Fiction) A woman who
struggles after her divorce finds friends and a new career with her love of

Shuman, George D. – 18 Seconds (Adult Fiction) Blind investigative consultant Sherry
Moore “sees” the deceased last 18 seconds of memory, and helps to track a
serial killer.

Tesh, Jane – A Case of Imagination (Adult Fiction) Former beauty queen turned private
investigator takes on haunted houses and a jinxed beauty pageant.

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