Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Real Basketcase

if you love a new good cozy mystery, you'll love Beth Groundwater's A Real Basket Case, the first installment in the Claire Hanover Gift Basket Designer cozy series. When Claire was neglected from her husband Roger, she decided to join an aerobics class. In a moment of weakness, she decided to let her instructor give her a massage at home. That's when she made a deadly mistake, when someone shot and killed him in her home and her husband was arrested for his murder. In hopes of clearing his name, she decided to get to the bottom of it, while she tried to save her marriage and her basket business at the same time, when the truth hit closer to her home, putting her in the middle and thick of things.  

 This was a great introduction to the Claire Hanover cozy series. I cared about her and Roger with their struggling marriage. I became interested on her gift basket business and concerned about her investigating the murder. I loved the Colorado location for the cozy series in the picturesque settings.  This would take you for a great ride in this easy read as your fingers flip through the pages. Good drama, excellent non-stop action and suspense, and plenty of intrigue and mystery along the way.

Are you a real basket case? If so, check it out today!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Stop the insanity

If you love mysteries set in tropical location, check out Suspicion of Madness by Barbara Parker. It's set in the Florida Keys, starring Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, lawyers and lovers, for a great duo-packed adventure, with some quirky characters and a mind-blowing climax at the end, you never saw it coming. And yes, a dabble of love is in the air for them. I believe this is in the middle of the series. Watch out for the crazy people.

Smash Cut

If you love great thrillers with lots of drama and some romance, Sandra Brown's Smash Cut, the first book in the Mitchell and Associates thriller series, is the one of you. When millionaire Paul Wheeler was murdered, his family retrained Derek Mitchell to represent his nephew Creighton, although he haven't been charged with the murder. Wheeler's mistress, Julie Rutledge, who was also a suspect, had believed he was the killer in spite of his rock-solid alibi, and would do anything to prove his guilt to clear her name. And when Derek learned more about Crieghton's dark side, he believed Julie was right. As the clock ticked down, they teamed up to learn the truth about his reenacted cinematic gory scenes and the secret behind it.

This romantic suspense dealt with lots of hard core suspense and action all the way through with an edgy plot line and a startling twist.  I cared abut Julie and Derek and despised Creighton, who gave me the creeps. I loved the southern feel for the location and the Hollywood-like settings. This send me chills down my spine. It was enough to make you scream a blood-curdling one. This is the creme of the crop with plenty of chills, thrills, and breath-taking non-stop blood-pounding action with intrigue!

Will you discover the secret behind the smash cut? If so, pick it up today!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Miracles and miracles

If you love a good coming of age literary fiction novel, you'll like The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Mint. It deals with Edgar, a half-Apache 10-year-old boy, who's unwanted by his mother, even after a tragic accident, when his life is spared. The first half is a bit harsh, when it gets better towards the middle and have a happy ending of miraculous peace. You'll laugh, cry and smile for this beautiful story that's set in Arizona, Utah and Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hometown war

If you love a historical mystery, you'll love this next book from James Patterson's Alex Cross's Trial. This deals with racial injustice, hatred, anger, all in Ben Corbett's hometown in Eudora Mississippi. Lynchings from the KKK and the trial that preceded it, Ben's life in endangered by befriending the Negroes. There's a few rough scene here that took place during 1909. Fast-paced for an easy reading, this is a good read that reflect back to our history in time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

State of Fear

If you love thrillers with a hint of scientific fact, you'll enjoy State of Fear by the late Michael Crichton. Peter Evans was an environmental lawyer and worked for a multi-millionaire, when an eco-terrorist group had threatened to target humans in order to save the planet. Peter's client, George Morton, believed it's been spearheaded by Nicholas Drake, the leader of the NERF organization. Between Peter and George, they would divert Drake's action from getting excess money with a new contract. While there was a global warming war out there, the real battle was between Evans and Drake. In this futuristic techno-thriller and eco-thriller, this had gotten action-packed page-turners in every scene and chapters, filled with suspense, drama, intrigue and lots of surprises. You'll be at the edge of the seat with this one. So be wary of global warming, if lightning doesn't strike twice. This is a good read.

This was another great and earlier classic Michael Crichton thriller. It had a glimpse of a futuristic eco-thriller. It dealt with eco-terrorism and our planet as a hole with global warming. I loved Peter Evans and his fight for justice with George Morton. I didn't like Nicholas Drake that much. This one packed a helluva punch with action, drama and tons of suspense in every page. You would care for Peter and the love for the planet, too.

Ready to save the planet? Give this copy a try!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Swimming with the Sharks

If you love action-packed thrillers with suspense and drama at every turning page in each chapter, you'll love Stuart Woods's Swimming in Catalina, the 4th in the Stone Barrington series. Plenty of action in each sequence from prologue to epilogue. This is my first read of his work and I would recommend it. Set in California, it deals with corruption at every angle. Enjoy! And stay away from the sharks.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Re-enacting Revenge

This is my second read in book #3 of the Meg Langlow series, Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes. If you never read Donna Andrews's series before, this has plenty of humor to make you love and cheer with Meg. Plenty of drama, intrigue, suspense, a civil war re-enactment for the settings, and a hint of romance on the side. Get ready to do an about-face and charge your energy with giggles.