Thursday, January 31, 2013

What's in a Name Challenge

I found this challenge while I was websurfing on this site.....Kristin is participating in two other challenges I am doing.

Here's the What's in a Name ChallengeThis opens a whole other place for me to look for books!!




Here's How It Works

Between January 1 and December 31, 2013, read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: Deep down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs up the Dirt
  2. A book with something you'd find in your kitchen in the title: Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding in Haiti, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Burning for Revenge, Fireworks over Toccoa, Catching Fire
  5. A book with an emotion in the title: Baltimore Blues, Say You're Sorry, Dreams of Joy
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery of Witches
The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Other Things to Know

  • Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
  • Books may overlap other challenges.
  • Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed but encouraged.
  • You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
  • You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather






This book by Willa Cather was included on Time's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 [1] and Modern Library's list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century [1], and was chosen by the Western Writers of America to be the 7th-best "Western Novel" of the 20th century.[2]
From Wikipedia

The Story: Father Jean Latour was sent from Sandusky, OH to be the Bishop in the new diocese of Santa Fe, NM.  Father  Vaillant also goes with him.  The men met at the seminary.  The book is written in a different style.  It is stories of their travels and interactions with the people in New Mexico.  They meet the priests in the area and most of them are horrible men, using their station as a right to enslave the native people.  On the other hand they meet some wonderful priests that do their best to help. Vaillant eventually became a bishop in Colorado.
I liked that these men tried to understand the differences in the beliefs of the Mexicans and the native American Indians.  They did not try to impose their beliefs on anyone.

This book was based on the real lives of Bishops Lamy and Machebeuf.  Here is a link about Jean Baptiste Lamy.  Here's a link about Father Machebeuf.

I enjoyed this book.  It's a snapshot of life in New Mexico in the late 1800's.  Here's a book summary.
I read this book for my Back to the Classics 2013 Challenge in the category of  A 20th Century Classic.


Published in 1927.
Pages: 345

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What She Wants by Cathy Kelly






If you like Maeve Binchy, Marion Keyes or Cecelia Ahern, you will like Cathy Kelly. I really enjoyed this book which tells the stories of a group of women that live in the small Irish village of Redlion.

The Story: The village of Redlion, just outside of Kilkenny, Ireland.
The Ladies:  Hope, who husband, Matt, decides he wants to write a novel, moves the family from Bath, England to Redlion to live in a house left to him by his uncle.
Sam, Hope's sister, has nothing in her life except her job.
Virginia, a widow who sells her home after her husband's death and moves into an old B&B.
Mary-Kate and Dephine, an aunt and niece that live in Redlion.

You can read a bit of the book here.  I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

Pages: 529

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1/29/13 Library Books


Here are my selections for this week.  
Most of them are books for challenges!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor






I had ordered this book from the library to use it for the Monthly Key Word Challenge BUT I have over fulfilled my quota for the month!!  LOL!
This is a teen fiction book about a girl named Karou, who lives in Prague.  She is an excellent artist who does errands for Brimstone, who is a chimera.  His shop is between worlds.  He pays her in wishes.  She has always wondered where she came from and who her parents are.
I found this book fascinating and intelligent.  Not the usual teen supernatural book.  If you are looking for something like Twilight, this is not the one!!  I wanted to see Karou's drawings!!


 I think this book would be an amazing movie!  If I think this someone else must have  - so I found this on her blog. It was optioned by Universal.....but that doesn't mean it will happen....

Here is a much better review.   Laini Taylor's blog.

Pages: 418

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier







I was so excited to get to read a first edition of this book, which was published in the US in 1952, a year after it's publishing in the UK.  I know I read this years and years ago but I did not remember the story.  This book has been made into a movie and several miniseries through out the years.
I read this book for the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge for the category #: 10. Wicked Women: a book with a woman in the title--either by name (Mrs. McGinty's Dead) or by reference (The Case of the Vagabound Virgin).  I think I have just about fulfilled the eight books needed to complete this challenge but I am going to see if I can find a book for each of the 37 categories or scattergories as the challenge is called!
 

 Starring Richard Burton and Olivia De Havilland.

As Philip and Rachel

The Story:  Philip's parents died when he was a child and he was taken in by his cousin, Ambrose Ashley. Philip becomes the son that Ambrose never had, as he was unmarried.  Being later in life, Ambrose suffered from rheumatism and living in damp Cornwall was not good for him.  He starts spending the winters abroad because Philip is old enough to run the estate while he is away.
While Ambrose is in Florence, he meets another cousin, Rachel and marries her.  He writes Philip that they are in the midst of settling her former husband's estate. Things in Italy move slowly.  The next thing you know it's two years later and Ambrose dies.  He has sent Philip some strange letters accusing Rachel of being responsible for his illness and then death.  Philip goes to Florence to see Ambrose but finds out that he died during the three weeks it took him to get to Italy.  Rachel has already packed up and left.
He returns to Cornwall and blames Rachel for what happens.  She writes to his godfather to visit.  Philip does not want her to come but he does extend an invitation so he can accuse her.  But instead he falls madly in love with her.  Did she kill his uncle or not.....you will have to read the book to find out!!

Pages: 348

Paranoia by Joseph Finder







I found this book on a post writing about books that are being made into movies. The movie stars Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman, one of my favorites!  More info about the movie here.

I really enjoyed reading this.  The story was exciting and moved along very well.

The Story: Adam Cassidy is a loser or that is what is "wonderful" (heavy sarcasm) father tells him. He plans a retirement party for an employee at WyattTel.  He hacks the company's financial section to pay for this party.  It costs about $80,000.  He gets caught and the owner, Wyatt, wants him to get a job at their competition and steal information or he will go to jail for embezzlement.  He does and that is where it all begins!

Excerpt:
Chapter 4

Nicholas Wyatt was one scary dude. I had never met him before, but I'd seen him on TV, on CNBC, and on the corporate Web site, the video messages he'd recorded. I'd even caught a few glimpses of him, live, in my three years working for the company he founded. Up close he was even more intimidating. He had a deep tan, shoe polish-black hair that was gelled and combed straight back. His teeth were perfectly even and Vegas-white.

He was fifty-six but didn't look it, whatever fifty-six is supposed to look like. Anyway, he sure didn't look like my dad at fifty-six, a paunchy, balding old man even in his so-called prime. This was some other fifty-six.

I had no idea why he was here. What could the CEO of the company threaten me with that Meacham hadn't already pulled out? Death by a thousand paper cuts? Being eaten alive by wild boar?

Secretly I had this fleeting fantasy that he was going to high-five me, congratulate me for pulling off a good one, say he liked my spirit, my moxie. But that sad little daydream shriveled as quickly as it popped into my desperate mind. Nicholas Wyatt wasn't some basketball-playing priest. He was a vindictive son of a bitch.
Read more here.

Pages: 424

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Delusion in Death by J. D. Robb






This is the 35th novel by this author also known as Nora RobertsI may have read one or two of these back in the mid 90's. I cannot remember.  But I will be reading more in the future!

I liked this book a lot. I was trying to figure out when it takes place other than some time in the near future. I liked the characters in the book.

The Story:  A crowded happy hour at the local bar, everyone is happy, drinking and eating.  All of a sudden people start hallucinating and killing each other.  It only lasts 12 minutes.  The police are called in a Lt. Eve Dallas and her team are in charge of the investigation.  The same thing happens again the next day at a cafe during the lunch rush a few blocks away.  Dallas and her team connect the 2 incidents to a terrorist group from years ago called Red Horse.  How is this connected to the murders?

An excerpt:

Chapter One
After a killer day at the office, nothing smoothed those raw edges like happy hour. On the Rocks on Manhattan’s Lower West Side catered to white-collar working stiffs who wanted half-price drinks and some cheesy rice balls while they bitched about their bosses or hit on a coworker.
Or the execs who wanted a couple of quick belts close to the office before their commute to the ’burbs.
From four-thirty to six, the long bar, the high-tops and low-tops bulged with lower-rung execs, admins, assistants, and secretaries who flooded out of the cubes, pools, and tiny offices. Some washed up like shipwreck survivors. Others waded ashore ready to bask in the buzz. A few wanted nothing more than to huddle alone on their small square of claimed territory and drink the day away.
By five, the bar hummed like a hive while bartenders and waitstaff rushed and scurried to serve those whose workday was behind them. The second of those half-price drinks tended to improve moods so the laughter, amiable chatter, and pre-mating rituals punctuated the hum.
The rest of the excerpt here.

Pages: 388

The Scapegoat By Daphne Du Maurier





I had to take a photo of this book because I couldn't find one on the internet anywhere!!  This was the only copy my library had, not that I need to read large type - lol! 
This book was published in 1957.  When I made my list for the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, I had it down on my list for category # 20. Murder Is Academic: a mystery involving a scholar, teacher, librarian, etc.  OR set at a school, university, library, etc. BUT I really think it does not qualify for it, although John is a teacher. I am going to use this book for the category # 7. World Traveler: one mystery set in any country except the US or Britain.

The Story: John is on vacation in France and he happens to meet a man, Jean de Gue, who is his doppelganger!  They go out for dinner, then go back to Jean's hotel and John wakes up in the late afternoon when a man is calling for the Monsieur le Comte.  John decides to go along with this "joke".  He arrives at the chateau and gets involved with Jean's family.  When Jean's wife dies, he decides to return and take back his life. John did not realize he had been there only 7 days.  It changed his life and the lives of the family immensely. 

I really enjoyed this book.  I got sucked into the family just like John.  Jean was not a very nice man.  His family life was so sad and I believe he was at fault.

Here is a very detailed plot summary.

I did not realize that I-TV (I think) made a new version of this novel, starring Matthew Rhys, who will be in the new show The Americans starting on FX on Wednesday night. Here's the link. I am going to search the internet and see if I can find this version.  It was first made into a movie in 1959 starring Alec Guinness and  Betty Davis.

Pages: 506

Friday, January 25, 2013

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming






I read this first novel, published in 1953, of the familiar James Bond series for my Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2013 and the Mystery/Crime Challenge. The category is: 28. Book to Movie: one vintage mystery that has appeared on screen (feature film or TV movie) for the Vintage Challenge.  

The Plot: M sends James Bond to Royale to play cards with Le Chiffre, a bad guy for SMERSH.  James is supposed to be a Jamaican playboy so Vesper Lynd is assigned to him as his companion. The baccarat game is eventually successful in Bond's favor after losing large sums of money.  The CIA (through Felix Leiter, a character who is in quite a few Bond novels) sends Bond more money to play with after he loses his original stake from the UK.  Bond win 40 million francs.
Le Chiffre wants, needs this money for his organization so he kidnaps Vesper in order to get Bond to turn over the $$.  You will have to read the book to find out what happens next.

I liked this book a lot except for a few things.  I did not care for the constant use of French words mainly in the first half of the book. Because I did not understand, it took away from the story.  When he used French to reference food, I understood.  I did not like all the initials for organizations, perhaps in the 50's the reader knew what they stood for.

The 2006 movie pretty much follows the book.  I haven't seen the 1967 version in a long time so I don't remember the storyline other than it was a comedy.

Pages: 213

Thursday, January 24, 2013

False Mermaid by Erin Hart







This is the third book from Erin Hart featuring Nora Gavin and Cormac Maguire.  Nora has gone back to Minnesota to work on her sister's murder case.  Cormac has been summoned to Glencolumbkille because his father is ill. Through some challenges Nora ends up in Glencolumbkille with Cormac and her sister's murderer is found out.
I am so glad that Nora finally finds out what happened to Triona, her sister.   Now she can finally move on with her life and be happy with Cormac.  I liked how the story linked all my questions together in a tidy knot!  I really enjoy these novels.  I get to be "in Ireland" and learn about archeology when they are on a site investigating bog persons. I can't wait for the next one The Book of Killowen due in March 2013.


An excerpt:

Chapter 1
Death was close at hand, but the wounded creature leapt and twisted, desperate to escape. Seng Sotharith pulled his line taut and played the fish, sensing in the animal's erratic movements its furious refusal to give in. He would do the same, he thought—had done the same, when he was caught.
Sotharith sat on the crooked trunk of an enormous cottonwood that leaned out over the water and watched the river flow by. Sometimes as he sat here, suspended above the water, he whispered the words over and over again, intrigued by their strangeness on his tongue. Minnesota. Mississippi. He had been in America a long time—five years in California, and now nearly eight years with his cousin's family in Saint Paul, but still the music of the language eluded him.
High above on the bluffs, the noises of the city droned, but here he could shut them out. Sometimes on foggy mornings, he looked across the water and felt himself back in Cambodia. He saw houses on stilts, heard the shouts of his older brothers as they played and splashed in the river. The pictures never lasted long, dissipating quickly with the mist. Now the sun was rising behind him, gilding the leaves on the opposite bank. Soon he would have to scale the steep bluff and get to his job at the restaurant. All afternoon and evening, deaf to the shouts and noise of the kitchen, he would wash dishes, wrapped in his thoughts and in memories that billowed through his head like the clouds of steam that rose from the sinks.
To finish the excerpt.


Pages: 318

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart





This book meets a category for the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge: 18. Murder on the High Seas: a mystery involving water.   
Published in 1914
Pages: 184



The story: Dr. Ralph Leslie, a recent graduate from medical school, has gotten the flu.  While he is recovering he watches some people on a yacht and decides that he is going to sea for the summer as a sailor.  He manages to get hired as an extra man.  The ship's owner, Marshall Turner, is an alcoholic and starts trouble with the ship's captain.  While the yacht is out to sea,  three people are murdered. There are two suspects.  Who did it??

I liked this story but was dumbfounded when the murderer was revealed in the last chapter.  I had no clue.  I can usually figure it out but the author did not let the reader in on it!
  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Behind A Mask by A M Barnard






I read this selection for the Vintage Mystery challenge: 35. Genuine Fakes: Authors who wrote under a pseudonym (Josephine Tey [Elizabeth Mackintosh]; Nicholas Blake [Cecil Day Lews]; etc).

This author is also known as Louisa May Alcott. 

Opening Lines: "Has she come?"
"No, Mamma, not yet."
"I wish it were well over. The thought of it worries and excites me. A cushion for my back, Bella."
And poor, peevish Mrs. Coventry sank into an easy chair with a nervous sigh and the air of a martyr, while her pretty daughter hovered about her with...


This is the suspenseful story of  Jean Muir, a governess, who was looking for a place to work.  She comes to the Coventry family.  Everyone seems to love her except for Lucia and Gerald. Who is this woman and what does she really want?

Pages: 116
Published in 1866

The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart






Rachel Innes decides to rent a house for 6 months while her home is getting redecorated.  Her niece and nephew will stay the summer with her.  Upon her arrival with her maid, Liddy, strange things start to happen.  The servants tell her that the house is haunted.  This scars Liddy and unnerves Rachel. As they go around the house to close and lock the windows, they see a face staring in at them in the room above the circular staircase.
Two nights later, they are all awaken to the sound of a gun being used.  They find the body of the house's owner laying at the bottom of the circular staircase. The next few weeks are nervewracking and strange as Rachel, aided by a local policeman solve the murder and theft of a bank.

This selection is for the Vintage mystery Category: 3. Amateur Night: a book with a "detective" who is not a P.I.; Police Officer; Official Investigator (Nurse Keate, Father Brown, Miss Marple, etc.).

Pages: 208 
Published in 1908

The Ghost of Guir House by Charles Willing Beale






Mr. Paul Henley gets a letter inviting him to come to Guir House. He doesn't not know the sender, Dorothy Guir, but he's intrigued and decides to go.  He arrives and meets Dorothy and is immediately infatuated with her. He meets her father, Ah Ben, and in two or three evenings they discuss spiritualism.  Paul wonders who or what are these people.

This book is for the Vintage Mysteries category: 21. Things That Go Bump in the Night: a mystery with something spooky, creepy, gothic in the title (The Skeleton in the Clock, Haunted Lady, The Bat, etc.).

Pages: 108
Published in 1897

2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge

and another....hehehe 

Gosh, I love this photo!!  I have a friend, F, that would really love it if it was Benedict Cumberbatch!!
Here's the challenge from Amy@ The Crafty Book Nerd.

I love a good mystery, my favorite authors include Agatha Christie, James Patterson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; so I thought that having a reading challenge for 2013 that includes reading mystery/crime novels and short stories would be fun, even if I turn out to be the only one participating! So here are the rules should you want to join in the fun:
1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2013 and ends  December 31, 2013.
2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime.
3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.
4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far. 
5.) Each month there will be a drawing for those that linked up their participation in the challenge for that month the prize is a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon. These gift cards are delivered via email so you can only use it at Barnes and Noble.com not the store and of course Amazon is all online anyway.

If you don't have a blog you can also link up through GoodReads or Flickr (for Flickr just keep track by having a picture of the novel and then numbering them in the description so I know where you are at in the challenge).

If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:
5 books= Detective 
10 books = Sergeant
15 books = Lieutenant 
20 books = Captain
25 books = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes


I am going to try for the 30+ books = Sherlock Holmes.
1. A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd 
2. The Castle of Oranto by Horace Walpole 
3. The Child's Child by Barbara Vine 
4. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
5. Faithful Place by Tana French
6. Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
7. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
8. Rainbow in the Mist by Phyllis Whitney 
9. A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller 
10. Rest For the Wicked by Ellen Hart 
11. The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron 
12. The Ghost of Guir House by Charles Willing Beale 
13. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart  
14. Behind A Mask by AM Barnard  
15. The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart 
16.  False Mermaid by Erin Hart 
17. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 
18. The Scapegoat by Daphne Du Maurier 
19.  Delusion in Death by J. D. Robb
20.  Paranoia by Joseph Finder 
21. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
22. Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer
23. Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier
24. Black Hills by Nora Roberts
25. The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
26. Indigo Dying by Susan Wittig Albert
27. The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald
28. Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz
29. Two Graves by Preston & Child
30. Dead As A Dinosaur by Frances and Richard Lockridge
31. City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin
32. Buried Diamonds by April Henry
33. An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
34. A Crossing Place by Elly Griffiths
35. Till Death by William X Kienzle
36. The Postcard Killers By James Patterson and Liza Marklund
37. Alone by Loren D. Estleman
38. McNally's Luck by Lawrence Sanders
39. Plot It Yourself by Rex Stout
40. Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
41. Heartbroken by Lisa Unger
42. No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie
43. Secret of the Golden Pavilion by Carolyn Keene
44. Mind Over Monsters by Jennifer Harlow
45. Scent To Her Grave by India Ink
46. Black Mountain by Les Standiford
47. Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
48. Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride
49. Outlaw Mountain by J A Jance
50. A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
51. Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely
52. Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
53. Case of Lies by Perri O'Shaughnessy
54. One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly
55. Shadow Zone by Iris and Roy Johansen
56. Half Past Nun by Monica Quill
57. Serious Intent by Margaret Yorke
58. Through a Glass Darkly by Sarah Atwell
59. A Little Gentle Sleuthing by Betty Rowlands
60. The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
61. Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow
62. Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger
63. Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
64. A Chill Rain in January by LR Wright
65. Secret Smile by Nicci French
66. Home Fires by Margaret Maron
67. Rotten to the Core by Sheila Connolly
68. It Takes A Witch by Heather Blake
69. Snake in the Glass by Sarah Atwell
70. Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum
71. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
72. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
73. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
74. An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
75. Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen
76. The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
77. Death Will Help You Leave Him by Elizabeth Zelvin
78. Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connolly
79. Lost by Joy Fielding
80. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
81. Beach Under the Beach Hut by Simon Brett
82. Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell
83. Wings of Fire by Charles Todd
84. Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen
85. All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
86. Restrike by Reba White Williams
87. Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron
88. Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
89. Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie
90. The Island by Heather Graham
91. Killer Honeymoon by G. A. McKevett
92. The Ranger by Ace Atkins
93. The Mourner by Richard Stark
94. High Heels and Homicide by Kasey Michaels
95. Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
96. Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie
97. Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton
98. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
99. Damage Control by J.A. Jance
100. The Expats by Chris Pavone
101. The Last Word by Lisa Lutz
102. The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes
103. The Case of the Crooked Candle by Erle Stanley Gardner
104. Clear and Convincing Proof by Kate Wilhelm
105. Sketch Me If You Can by Sharon Pape
106. 12th of Never by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
107. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
108. Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron
109. There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
110. Search the Dark by Charles Todd
111. The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
112. Knit Fast, Die Young by Mary Kruger
113. Blood Memory by Margaret Coel
114. Omens by Kelley Armstrong
115. Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier
116. Help for the Haunted by John Searles
117. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M. C. Beaton
118. A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake
119. Never Tell A Lie by Hallie Ephron
120. Still Life by Louise Penny
121. Murder on the Cliffs by Joanna Challis
122. The Evil Inside by Heather Graham
123. Death, Taxes and a Skinny No-Whip Latte by Diane Kelly
124. The Villa of Death by Joanna Challis
125. The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
126. Agent X by Noah Boyd
127. The Night is Watching by Heather Graham
128. The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver
129. Ghost At Work by Carolyn Hart
130. Now You See Her by Joy Fielding
131. The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
132. Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
133. The Accident by Linwood Barclay