Thursday, October 02, 2008

Treasures in My Closet - November Books

Thanks heavens the November pile of books in my closet isn't quite as formidable as the October pile. I might be reading those October books forever. There are so many of them. There aren't quite as many November releases in my closet, but they're still treasures.

On top of the pile is Sandra Ruttan's The Frailty of Flesh. Ruttan brings back her Canadian Constables Nolan, Hart and Tain for a complex police procedural. After the terrific first book in this series, What Burns Within, I'm looking forward to this one.

Michael A. Black and Julie Hyzy bring their sleuths together in Dead Ringer. Private eye Ron Shade and news reporter Alex St. James find themselves involved in a combined case, involving the dead-and-buried, who reappear, and a creepy mortician. Chicago and Las Vegas are the settings for this intriguing novel.

I know this sounds really odd, but I requested a copy of Bowling Across America: 50 States in Rented Shoes by Mike Walsh. It's a road novel, taken in a new venue.

Lori Handeland says Any Given Doomsday is scary and sexy, as well as funny. It features Liz Phoenix, a psychic who discovers that the end of the world is coming, and she might be able to stop it.

Are you interested in pro football? Frank Gifford's book is The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever. I also have Warrick Dunn's autobiography, Running For My Life, about his years with the Atlanta Falcons, and his own depression.

Snake Dreams is James D. Doss' latest Charlie Moon series. Moon, who is both a detective and a shaman, tries to get married, but his plans may be messed up by visions of a dead woman.

Lawrence Block's early stories are collected for the first time, in One Night Stands and Lost Weekends. The stories first appeared between 1958 and 1962, and now appear together.

Carolyn Hart introduces a new mystery series with Ghost at Work. Bailey Ruth Raeburn thinks she's in a unique position to snoop and solve mysteries. She just happens to be a meddling ghost who investigates when a dead man is found on a pastor's porch.

The Price of Butcher's Meat brings back Reginald Hill's Yorkshire cops, Dalziel and Pascoe. Dalziel's recuperating at a seaside resort, after a bombing, but when someone turns up dead at "the Home of the Healthy Holiday," Pascoe and Dalziel reunite to investigate.

The Paris Enigma by Pablo De Santis tells a story of 1889, the year of the Paris World's Fair, when The Twelve Detectives, an exclusive society of the most renowned detectives around the world, gather in Paris. Who is going to solve the case when one of The Twelve is murdered?

Nina Burleigh's Unholy Business is a true story of faith, greed and forgery in the Holy Land. The James Ossuary became famous in 2002. Now, it's a exhibit in a forgery trial.

And, of course, what would November be without Christmas books? Donna Andrews brings back Meg Langslow in Six Geese A-Slaying, a Christmas mystery. Why do these things happen to Meg? Should Santa show up dead before the annual Christmas parade?

A McKettrick Christmas is Linda Lael Miller's latest story. Lizzie McKettrick is coming home for Christmas, bringing a special young man. But, an avalanche, and a doctor, may have something to say about Lizzie's future.

So, place your orders at your favorite bookstore, or holds at your public library. There are November treasures on their way!

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