Friday, May 01, 2009

Books Read In April

April was a terrific month for books. I read some very good urban fantasies, women's fiction, and crime fiction. Here's the list of those books.

Just Another Judgement Day by Simon R. Green - John Taylor might be the only one who can handle the Walking Man when he shows up to do "God's work" cleaning up the Nightside.

Life Sentences by Laura Lippman - An author of memoirs wants to track down a classmate who went to prison, but as she probes the past, she learns her own past might not be what she believed.

A Night at the Operation by Jeffrey Cohen - Cohen's tribute to the Marx Brothers tells what happens when Elliot Freed's ex-wife goes missing, and he neglects his comedy theater business to hunt for her.

I Love You, Miss Huddleston by Philip Gulley - Gulley tells stories of his Indiana childhood, including his crush on his teacher, Miss Huddleston.

Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas - Hennie Comfort, a Colorado mountain woman, shares her stories with a young wife, Nit, to help her adapt to the rugged life in a Depression-era mining community.

Chalice by Robin McKinley - Young Adult book about a beekeeper forced to become one of the two most powerful people in her land, in order to partner with a new Master, and bring the land back to fruitfulness.

Love Mercy by Earlene Fowler - The story of three grieving women who learn, with support, to get through their problems.

Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder by Sara Rosett - Ellie Avery, an Air Force wife, finds a skull while walking her dog, and digs up the neighborhood's past.

Broken Wing by Thomas Lakeman - FBI agent Mike Yeager goes undercover as a rogue agent to find a kidnapped woman in New Orleans.

Odd Man Out by Matt McCarthy - A year on the mound with a minor league misfit, McCarthy, is his story of a Yale pitcher in the Angels organization.

Buffalo Mountain by Frederick Ramsay - When a man's body is found in Picketsville, Sheriff Ike Schwartz recognizes him as a KGB agent.

Liars Anonymous by Louise Ure - Jessie, a Roadside Assistance Operator, believes she heard a man murdered, but Tucson police believe she's involved, because of her past.

Night Kill by Ann Littlewood - Iris Oakley grows to believe her estranged zookeeper husband was murdered, when he died in the feline area of the zoo the night they reunited.

A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick - An abused wife and mother finds friends and needed support at Cobbled Court Quilt Shop in New Bern, CT.

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher - When Harry Dresden's former enemy shows up, bloodied, he agrees to protect him against the White Council until he can determine the truth about a wizard's death.

The Diary by Eileen Goudge - Two adult sisters find their mother's diary, and a love they didn't know about.

Murder Takes the Cake by Evelyn David - Mac Sullivan, Rachel Brenner & Whiskey, the Irish Wolfhound, investigate murder and coffin thefts.

By Whose Hand by Sandra Corey Cody - The Activities Director at a Memphis retirement home is manipulated into going into a bank at 2 a.m., where she stumbles over a body.


cindy.maher said...

Lesa, I have a couple Sandra Dallas books in my bookcase and I really need to pull them out and read them as I've heard nothing but good things about this author.

Yvonne said...

Lesa - You had an amazing month!

Lesa said...


You should try Sandra Dallas' books. I think you'd like them.

Lesa said...

It was an unbelievable month, Yvonne!

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