Monday, February 02, 2009

March Treasures in My Closet

It's quite a mixed group of books in my closet, mysteries, fiction, a couple romances, and some unusual nonfiction titles. Maybe there will be something in this stack to interest you. Fiction titles are listed first.

The Stepmother by Carrie Adams. Bea kept her divorce amicable for the sake of her three daughters. And, when there's a new woman in James' life, Bea may have to step in to make Tessa's life easier.

Wild Sorrow by Sandi Ault. When a snow storm sweeps across a canyon, Bureau of Land Management agent, Jamaica Wild is forced to take refuge in an abandoned school, where she finds a body, one that leads to a murder investigation.

Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood. Phryne Fisher returns for a four-day party at Christmas in 1928. The extravaganza is filled with flirtations and dancing, until three people are kidnapped.

Hollywood Buzz by Margit Liesche. Pucci Lewis' latest WWII assignment looks glamorous as she sees soldier/stars like Clark Gable, Bill Holden, Spencer Tracy, and Ronald Reagan making propaganda movies. Pucci investigates when it appears that sabotage might be covered up, and a director might have been murdered by Nazi operatives.

The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson. Cover copy calls this "Steel Magnolias meets Fried Green Tomatoes" in a story of five Southern women whose lives come together in a journey of courage, hope and humor.

Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller. The second book in the story of the Creed cowboys of Montana brings rodeo cowboy Dylan Creed home when his daughter is abandoned by her mother. Can the town librarian tame a bad boy?

The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer. When the arrest of an old enemy sets off an investigation, Milo Weaver, once the CIA's most dangerous "tourist", comes out of retirement to go back undercover for answers. Film rights bought by George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, with Clooney to star and produce.

Wicked by Any Other Name by Linda Wisdom. When a love charm goes awry, witch Stasi Romanov faces a lawsuit, matching wits with wizard attorney Trevor Barnes. But, mysterious magic threatens to turn the town into a modern day Salem, and Stasi and her witch friends need Trevor's help.

Then, there are the nonfiction titles.

The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser. The true story of the world's largest unsolved art theft, the dozen masterpieces taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990.

Me, Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood by Cheeta. Cheeta the Chimp, star of the Tarzan films, bares all.

Be Amazing by Maggie Koerth-Baker. The latest guide to a smarter life, from mental_floss, directed to all couch potatoes who need to put some excitement in their lives. Step-by-step directions to everything from making zombies to becoming the dictator of your own country.

At the Edge of Ireland: Seasons on the Beara Peninsula by David Yeadon. Yeadon and his wife, Anne, found their own lost world of Old Ireland on the Beara Peninsula, a charming area of music, storytellers, and concerts.

I hope March brings you wonderful books.


caryn said...

I can't wait for the new Sandi Ault. From the first book in the series I've been in wolf love.

Lesa said...


We don't have the Sandi Ault books in our library, so I haven't read any. This one will be my first.

Jill said...

I just finished The Sweet By and By...great Southern story of friendship.

I'm looking forward to The Stepmother...I really enjoyed The Godmother!

Lesa said...

Sounds like I need to pick up The Sweet By and By soon. My kind of story, Jill! Thanks!