Dutch II by Teri Woods
A thrill ride from the very beginning with an explosive court room scene. The Court room is shot up and Angela's crew. Dutch is gone and Angela Dutch's side kick is on the war path. A good read but the writing could be better. Appeals fast pace, character, tone.
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Bestseller author George R.R. Martin takes the reader to another world, in which the winters last a lifetime and sinister forces are gathering outside the protective wall of the town. Read the books that sparked the HBO series.
"George R.R. Martin has created a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, Intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere." publisher annotation.
"reminiscent of T.H. White's The Once and Future King, this novel is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal." Chicago Sun Times
A is for Alibi By Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton's novel A is for Alibi is the first in a long lasting alphabet series with the main character Kinsey Millhone. Millhone is hired to investigate the murder of Laurence Fife. Fife's wife was found guilty of the murder but upon her release is hires Millhone to find the killer.
"I'm a private investigator, licensed in California. I'm thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids, no pets, no plants. the day before yesterday I killed someone, and the fact weighs heavily on my mind," Kinsey Millhone.
Read A likes:
Anna Dressed in Blood By Kendare Blake
Young Adult Horror
Nominations & Awards:
2011 ALA Quick picks for Reluctnat Readers Nominee
2011 ALA Best Fiction Young Adults Nominee
2011 Kirkus Best Teen Book Selection
Anna dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake, is a haunting tale of Cas a teenager who spends his spare time killing ghost. Sometimes the dead don't stay dead, and sometimes they seek revenge. Cas falls for the one girl capable of murder. Beautiful written with descriptive language and dark tone or mood. Cass play the haunted protagonist well and leaves the reader wanting more.
Read A Likes:
Stephine Meyer, Twilight
Charaline Harris, True blood series
Annie Rice, the witching hour
Appeal of Three: Dark Mood and undertone of a murderous ghost and ghost hunter
Rich Language, very descriptive and graphic.
Haunted Protagonist: Cas carries the grief of losing his father to a ghost around with him in this book.
Next book in the series will come out in August of 2012
"It's a boy meets-girl story, if the boy is a wry, self-destructive ghost hunter bent on avenging his father and the girl is a homicidal ghost trapped in a house full of everyone she's ever murdered. Needless to say, Cas and Anna are my new favorite twosome. When I got to the last pages. I flipped back to the first." Holly Black, author of Red Glove
"Effectively blending horror and romance, Blake delivers an exciting and witty gothic ghost story",
"Abundantly original, marvelously inventive and enormous fun..can stand alongside the best horror fiction out there'" Kirkus Review, starred review
Denial By Keith Ablow
Frank Clevenger is a flawed man who wrestles with his own demons while working as a forensic psychiatrist, Clevenger must examine the sanity of a homeless man who confesses to murder, and be careful not to become the next victim, as the death toll mounts, the real killer remains on the loose.
Greg Isle, Thomas Harris, Kay Hooper, Dean Koontz, Peter Abrahams, Jeffry Lindsay, John Sandford, Ruth Rendell, and Barbara Vine
St. Martin's Paperback, 1998. Pg 3678
Appeal of three: Flawed Character, Dark Undertones, Graphic Sex and Violent storyline.
"Lynn, Massachusetts, is being terrorized by a murderer-mutilator in its midst, and psychiatrist Frank Clevenger gets the call to take the confession of the suspect, a schizoid who believes he is General William Westmoreland. The general, however, is not the only unbalanced one in this creepy thriller: Dr. Clevenger is a high-strung, coke-tooting, booze-swilling, strip-bar-and bed-hopping time bomb who barely keeps a lid on his anger. His explosiveness factors into the mystery when, despite the fact that the general kills himself, the body count continues to mount, and Clevenger either knew or slept with the victims. So did a competing prime suspect, who also dallies with Clevenger's live-in girlfriend. With so many easy zippers in this homicidal General Hospital, author Ablow could have inadvertently let his plot float away in soap-opera silliness, but he renders such a credible psychological portrait of Clevenger that the final revelation of the culprit is a satisfying surprise. A clever and tense debut. Gilbert Taylor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title