Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This is another fabulous thriller by Greg Iles, set in Mississippi. Before FBI Agent Alex Morse's sister Grace dies from a strange stroke, she informs Alex that her husband is responsible for it, and sets off a chain reaction of events. After she informs Dr. Chris Shepard that his wife is cheating on him and wants him dead, he doesn't believe her... until later. That's until there's proof of her affair and her connection to her divorce lawyer and his accomplice, who's killing people with cancer. When Chris is injected with it, he believe how his wife can be cruel. It's up to Alex and Chris to stop them before it's too late for Chris. What an action packed thrill ride!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Earlier this year, I've read the first two books in the series. Now I've read the third and immensely enjoyed it. In Blueberry Muffin Murder, Hannah prepares to make the cake for the Lake Eden Winter Carnival. When Connie Mac, a famous and bitter cooking celebrity, comes to town, everyone feels the wrath of her unpleasantness and bossiness. It wasn't until later, when Hannah discovers her in her candy shop, which became a crime scene. Hannah's now on the scene to find out who killed her, and some surprising secrets along the way, until she uncovers another dead body in the lake. Then things became intense, until the murder's after Hannah, someone she knows. Plus, her love triangle heats up between Mike and Norman. Yummy recipes included.
Friday, August 13, 2010
If you love a great political thriller, you'll enjoy this Mitch Rapp novel. This is the 7th one in the series--last year, I read #8. Act of Treason deals with the explosion of a president-elect's brigade, which killed eighteen people. It's up to Mitch and the CIA to find out who's responsible for the hit. In the USA and overseas, Mitch discovers it was most than terrorism. It boils down to a cover-up from someone close to home, who became a traitor to the country. A great quick read for an edge-of-the-seat thriller.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
It's been a few years, since I read a Susan Isaacs novel. In As Husbands Go, Susan Gerstein realizes her husband, Jonah, is missing. A few days later, this mother of triplets, finds out he's been murdered in a call girl's apartment. She questions her husband, her family and friends, on Jonah and his motives. When she discovers the truth, that he didn't cheat on her, she discovers a hidden plot on who killed him and why, once she gotten closure. This novel has its moments with bits of humor and drama.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
A few years ago, I read the first Paige Turner series, Murderers Prefer Blondes. It's been a few years since I read another book. Murder on a Hot Tin Roof have been on my TBR list for 2 years. Out of 5 books in the series, this is the fourth one. The last one came out in 2007. But nonetheless, this cozy series takes place in the 1950s to give it some historical fiction flare with delicate details. When Abby and Paige sees Murder on a Hot Tin Roof, the understudy fills in for the lead, who's sick. After his stellar performance, he's found murder. It's up to Paige and Abby to find out who, with an interesting array of characters, when they dig into his past. Plus, Paige deals with her relationship's changes with Dan and a new surprise for her at work. A good read.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
This is another great thriller by Brad Meltzer, which deals with politics and a bit of science. In The Zero Game, two congressmen, Matthew Mercer and Harris Saddler, are playing a game of gambling into a betting war. When Mercer is killed, things turned bad to worse. It's up to Saddler to find out who killed him, and what's behind the game behind one bill. With help from a page, Viv Parker, they're on a run from a contract killer, as more deaths pile up on their friends. From D.C. to South Dakota, they discover an unused mine to use and hide from a secret government experiment that might start another world war. A race to the finish, before they're outnumbered to find the truth. What a great thrill ride.
Monday, August 2, 2010
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree is a new series from Susan Wittig Albert, that has a bit of a historical fiction flare to it--it takes place in the 1930s. And instead of Texas, it's in Alabama. This deals with a gardening club in the fictional town of Darling Alabama. Since Darling was a small town, they knew everyone there. But someone they knew was murdered, they learned secrets and lies of her past life and found out who she was murdered, while dealing with a local ghost. A delightful new mystery series.