Hour Game by David Baldacci

November 30, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): He’s copying famous serial killers and the game has just begun. A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows […]


Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

November 29, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the Treasury. And that’s only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross […]


NY Times Bestsellers 112711

November 27, 2011

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: 11/22/63, by Stephen King THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction: STEVE JOBS, […]


The Litigators by John Grisham

November 25, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been […]


Was Jane Austen murdered?

November 21, 2011

There has long been some mystery and uncertainty surrounding Jane Austen’s 1817 death at age 41. Most historians have attributed her demise to various diseases, but now a crime novelist named Lindsay Ashford claims that Austen may have been the victim of murder. Specifcially, Ashford says that Austen may have been poisoned with arsenic. This […]


Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich

November 17, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): It’s Stephanie Plum, New Jersey’s “fugitive apprehension” agent (aka bounty hunter), introduced to the world by Janet Evanovich in the award-winning novel One for the Money. Now Stephanie’s back, armed with attitude — not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her trusty .38, Stephanie is after a […]


Demonic by Ann Coulter

November 13, 2011

Summary (from the publisher): The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs—it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard groupthink behavior. To understand mobs is to […]


The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart

November 10, 2011

Plot summary (from the publisher): An absorbing romance set in the early days of World War I. Against great odds and opposition, 20-year-old Sara Lee Kennedy leaves her small town and stolid fiance to run a soup kitchen for soldiers on the Belgian front. Her experience — and a gallant Belgian captain — change her […]


NY Times Bestsellers 11811

November 8, 2011

Here are the current New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories: Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo Combined Print & E-Book […]


Christmas is coming

November 6, 2011

I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to queue up any reviews for publishing, so I thought I’d take a moment here to talk about gift ideas. Since the holidays are only about 6 or 7 weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what to get for the important people in your […]