June was a terrific month for books. I read a couple of the books that might turn out to be on my favorites of 2009 list. And, I had time to read a number of books.
So, here's the list.
Probable Claws by Clea Simon - While investigating poisoned cat food, journalist Theda Krakow becomes a murder suspect when she's found with a body.
Choker by Frederick Ramsay - Sheriff Ike Schwartz takes a vacation, but ends up helping a CIA friend investigate a crash, an "accident" that could become a national security issue.
The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth J. Duncan - Debut mystery introduces Penny Brannigan, manicurist in a small Welsh town, and the last one to see a bride-to-be before she disappears.
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan - The final book of the first Camp Half-Blood series finds Percy Jackson and his friends battling the Titans and monsters in New York City for control of the world.
Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce - The second Beka Cooper novel takes her undercover to investigate the counterfeiting of silver coins.
Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson - Sheriff Walt Fleming is prepared for someone to hijack a rare wine, but not to hijack a private jet with his nephew on board.
Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson - Juvenile fiction - Book 4 of the 39 Clues series takes Amy and Dave Cahill to Egypt in the search for clues.
The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer - A confirmed bachelor falls for the companion to a spoiled rich girl in a Regency romance.
Mind Scrambler by Chris Grabenstein - In Atlantic City, Ceepak and Danny Boyle investigate the murder of one of Danny's friends, and investigation clouded by a magician's illusions.
The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson - Reggie Heath follows his brother to LA when he takes off on the trail of a letter written to Sherlock Holmes, leaving a body in his office.
Greedy Bones by Carolyn Haines - Sarah Booth Delaney returns home to Mississippi when her business partner's husband becomes deathly ill after visiting a local plantation.
Driftwood Summer by Patti Callahan Henry - Three sisters reunite at Palmetto Beach, GA, to celebrate their mother's birthday, a bookstore's anniversary, and try to get past the issues that tore them apart.
Winter of Secrets by Vicki Delany - Constable Molly Smith & Sergeant John Winters investigate when a car goes into the river in Trafalgar, British Columbia, but one of the young men was already dead before the accident.
The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner - When a young mother disappears, everyone from her husband to a student is a suspect.
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich - In a typical Stephanie Plum novel, Lulu is followed by 2 killers after she sees a chef decapitated, and Stephanie goes undercover to help Ranger.
Dial Emmy for Murder by Eileen Davidson - When a body falls at her feet during the Daytime Emmys, soap star Alexis Peterson gets involved in the murder investigation.
The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O'Neal - A chef, badly injured from a car accident, suffers in body and soul, but puts all her efforts into opening a restaurant in Aspen.
Gold Digger by Vicki Delany - In 1898, in Dawson, Yukon Territory, Fiona MacGillvray happily runs a dance hall and raises her twelve-year-old son, until a newspaperman disrupts the town, and is found murdered in her dance hall.
Terrific month for reading!