Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Books Read During June

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!


Clea Simon said...

Quite a list - and it includes several I need to get to, including the Chris Grabenstein and Vicki Delany, both of which I've heard good things about!

Lesa said...


You do need to get to both of those books. The comments about them are not wrong.