Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear

February 26, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Jacqueline Winspear’s marvelous and inspired debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from coast to coast and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather finds Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London “between the wars.” It is the […]


Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell

February 23, 2013

Summary (from the publisher): First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These “blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. […]


The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

February 20, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a […]


The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

February 17, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending—the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn […]


The Postcard Killers by James Patterson & Liza Marklund

February 14, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): PARIS IS STUNNING IN THE SUMMER NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe’s most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren’t what draw him—he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each café through the eyes of his daughter’s killer. THE KILLING IS SIMPLY MARVELOUS Kanon’s daughter, Kimmy, and […]


Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

February 11, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): The Red Lobster perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall hasn’t been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift with a near-mutinous staff. All the while, he’s wondering how to handle the […]


The Black Box by Michael Connelly

February 5, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and […]