Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Reading Week 9


Welcome to the results of Week 9 of Summer Reading 2012.  We have 368 people signed up.  This week 21 people read 75 books (1 submitted entries for the first time this week.)  So far, 152 people have read 1115 books!



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Some Like It Hawk: A Meg Langslow Mystery
Some Like It Hawk: A Meg Langslow Mystery
By Andrews, Donna
2012-07 - Minotaur Books
9781250007506 Check Our Catalog

Meg Langslow helps run her town's fair while trying to solve a murder in the next installment in the award-winning avian-themed "New York Times"-bestselling series. …More


The Sins of the Father
The Sins of the Father
By Archer, Jeffrey
2012-05 - St. Martin's Press
9781250000972 Check Our Catalog

International bestselling author Archer returns with his most ambitious work of epic storytelling--a multi-generational saga of fate, fortune, and redemption that began with "Only Time Will Tell." …More


Beat the Reaper
Beat the Reaper
By Bazell, Josh
2009-09 - Back Bay Books
9780316032216 Check Our Catalog


Making a hit-man-turned-medical-intern a sympathetic figure would be a tall order for most authors, but first-time novelist Bazell does just that in this breezy and darkly comic suspense novel.
Excellent, as long as you don't mind how disgustingly graphic it can get.
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Fatally Frosted
Fatally Frosted
By Beck, Jessica
2010-08 - Minotaur Books
9780312946111 Check Our Catalog


A local busy body has dropped dead after eating one of Suzanne's famous treats. A forensic team is soon swarming through the Donut Hearts kitchen, dusting for clues, sifting through sugar, and suspecting the worst of Suzanne. But with the help of police inspector Jake Bishop and her ex-husband Max, Suzanne hopes to clear her good name--before another bad donut is fatally frosted... …More


Killer Crullers: A Donut Shop Mystery
Killer Crullers: A Donut Shop Mystery
By Beck, Jessica
Author Beck
2012-01 - Minotaur Books
9780312542313 Check Our Catalog

Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart is privy to the deliciously personal, downright eccentric tastes of her customers. One man is crazy for crullers. But when he doesn't pick up his order, a tall dark stranger buys the whole box--which he tosses at her friend Gabby's storefront next door. Original. …More


Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun
Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun
By Bennett, Laura
2012-01 - Rodale Press
9781609613006 Check Our Catalog

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A Dark Anatomy: A Mystery
A Dark Anatomy: A Mystery
By Blake, Robin
2012-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250006721 Check Our Catalog

In Lancashire in 1740, a grim discovery has been made: a squire's wife, Dolores Brockletower, lies in the woods above her home at Garlick Hall, her throat brutally slashed. This book marks the arrival of a remarkable new voice and a pair of detectives both cunning and complex. …More


The Sandcastle Girls
The Sandcastle Girls
By Bohjalian, Chris
2012-07 - Doubleday Books
9780385534796 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past. …More


Cat of the Century
Cat of the Century
By Brown, Rita Mae
Author Sneaky Pie Brown
Illustrator Gellatly, Michael
2011-01 - Bantam
9780553591606 Check Our Catalog

Brown and her feline partner are back with this new mystery starring Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. This time they must catch a killer determined to turn a birthday party into a funeral. …More


Claws and Effect
Claws and Effect
By Brown, Rita Mae
Joint Author Sneaky Pie Brown
2002-01 - Bantam
9780553580907 Check Our Catalog

CLAWS AND EFFECT
Winter puts tiny Crozet, Virginia, in a deep freeze and everyone seems to be suffering from the winter blahs, including postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen. So all are ripe for the juicy gossip coming out of Crozet Hospital-until the main source of that gossip turns up dead. It's not like Harry to resist a mystery, and she soon finds the hospital a hotbed of ego, jealousy, and illicit love.
But it's tiger cat Mrs. Murphy, roaming the netherworld of Crozet Hospital, who sniffs out a secret that dates back to the Underground Railroad. Then Harry is attacked and a doctor is executed in cold blood.
Soon only a quick-witted cat and her animal pals feline Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker stand between Harry and a coldly calculating killer with a prescription for murder.
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The Storekeeper's Daughter
The Storekeeper's Daughter
By Brunstetter, Wanda E.
2012-07 - Barbour Publishing
9781616268596 Check Our Catalog

Helping her widowed father run a store, manage a household, and raise seven children is a daunting task that leaves no time for Naomi Fisher to have her own family. After her baby brother disappears, she wonders how she can expect anyone to love and trust her. …More


The Quilter's Daughter
The Quilter's Daughter
By Brunstetter, Wanda E.
2012-07 - Barbour Publishing
9781616268565 Check Our Catalog

With shaken faith, Abby is forced to look for answers away from friends and family. Will she find them in the ashes of the past, in her love of quilting, or in the heart of an overlooked Amish man? Can her faith withstand the flames of tragedy? …More


Dancing in the Dark
Dancing in the Dark
By Clark, Mary Jane
2006-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312994211 Check Our Catalog

NO ONE BELIEVED HER SHOCKING STORY...
Trying to mix business with pleasure, KEY News correspondent Diane Mayfield has brought her children and her sister to the New Jersey Shore town of Ocean Grove to investigate a story on "girls who cry wolf" for the season premiere of "Hourglass," television's highly rated news magazine.
UNTIL IT HAPPENED AGAIN...
Diane lands an exclusive interview with a troubled young woman whose tale of being abducted and held against her will for three terrifying days had been disbelieved by the authorities. No sooner does Diane finish taping the interview, though, than a second victim disappears.
--AND AGAIN...
The small community, already in the grip of a record heat wave, is now wracked by fear and terror--no one knows who could be next. With only the first victim as eyewitness, Diane and the police turn to her for clues. But it may already be too late to save Diane and her loved ones from the mortal danger that lurks in Ocean Grove.
With a Mary Jane Clark novel, every word is a clue.
"A great summer read, one that draws you in and keeps you reading until the end."
--"Anniston"" Star"
"Keeps readers on the edoge of their seats...haunting and entrancing."
--"Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine"
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By a Slow River
By a Slow River
By Claudel, Philippe
2007-06 - Anchor Books
9781400078011 Check Our Catalog

A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, "By a Slow River "is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through its streets. But the illusion of calm is soon shattered by the deaths of three innocents-the charming new schoolmistress who captures every male heart only to kill herself; an angelic ten-year-old girl who is found strangled; and a local policeman's cherished wife, who dies alone in labor while her husband is hunting the murderer. Twenty years later, the policeman still struggles to make sense of these tragedies, a struggle that both torments and sustains him. But excavating the town's secret history will bring neither peace to him nor justice to the wicked. …More


Running Blind
Running Blind
By Child, Lee
2007-09 - Jove Books
9780515143508 Check Our Catalog

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the one man they all knew: Jack Reacher. Reissue. …More


Worth Dying for: A Jack Reacher Novel
Worth Dying for: A Jack Reacher Novel
By Child, Lee
2011-04 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440246299 Check Our Catalog

There's deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he runs afoul of a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it's the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades old, that Reacher can't let go of, in this follow-up to the "New York Times" bestseller "61 Hours." Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More


The Third Gate
The Third Gate
By Child, Lincoln
2012-06 - Doubleday Books
9780385531382 Check Our Catalog

Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of ancient pharaoh King Narmer. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive "double" crown of the two Egypts. …More


The Moving Finger
The Moving Finger
By Christie, Agatha
2007-03 - Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
9781579126940 Check Our Catalog

Poison-pen letters cause two deaths in Lymston, a town where gossip is the breath of life and suspicion can spread like venom. Miss Marple comes to town to save the day in this classic that ranks among the author's favorites. …More


The Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder at the Vicarage
By Christie, Agatha
2011-04 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062073600 Check Our Catalog


" The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction."
"Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, "would be doing the world at large a favor!"
It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later--when the Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe. …More


Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
By Christie, Agatha
2011-03 - Harper
9780062073501 Check Our Catalog


"The murderer is with us-on the train now . . ."
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again . . . …More


The Mystery of the Blue Train
The Mystery of the Blue Train
By Christie, Agatha
2011-09 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062073976 Check Our Catalog

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense--creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters--brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. Robbery and brutal murder aboard a luxury transport ensnares Poirot in The Mystery of the Blue Train.
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Passenger to Frankfurt
Passenger to Frankfurt
By Christie, Agatha
1996-08 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780006164494 Check Our Catalog SPA

Awakening in a stupor after being drugged, Sir Stafford Nye finds his passport stolen and no trace of the fascinating woman he encountered in Frankfurt who begged him to save her life. As he becomes the target of two murder attempts, Sir Stafford now seeks the help of the stranger who so urgently sought his. Reissue. …More


The Seven Dials Mystery
The Seven Dials Mystery
By Christie, Agatha
2012-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780062074164 Check Our Catalog

AGATHA CHRISTIE is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you're invited to read...
Reclusive tycoon Sir Oswald Coote and his melancholy wife, Lady Coote, have hit upon the ideal plan to spice up their quiet lives. They'll host a lavish weekend party at Chimneys, their isolated estate, and invite only "bright young things". But the festive mood is clouded by doom. A practical joke involving seven clocks and a sleeping guest has ended in accidental death -- and cause for alarm. For the guests may not be all that they appear. And as whispers of a strange club called Seven Dials echo through the halls of Chimneys, all hands will be pointing to murder... …More