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I don’t know how she does it but Janet Evanovich had two books out in the past few weeks. Besides Explosive Eighteen, this week Love in a Nutshell is out. Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she’s been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents’ summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene’s Harbor, Michigan. Kate’s plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Let the fun begin!!
Jack Higgins can always be counted on for a thrilling read. In A Devil in Waiting, the President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the “Prime Minister’s private army” are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon. She has her own deep contacts, but the more she investigates, the more she discovers herself in a very dark place indeed. Another sure winner.
If you are looking for another thriller–look no further than John Lescroart’s The Hunter. When an anonymous tip reveals that his birth mother was murdered and her killer never identified, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt engages in a chilling cat-and-mouse game to track down the surviving members of his biological family, a case that reveals clues about a dire secret.
I am hoping that Sara Paretsky will re-schedule this summer because I am really hoping she will discuss her latest, Breakdown. When the teenage daughters of some of Chicago’s most influential families discover the body of a ritually murdered victim, investigator Warshawski explores theories that the killing is linked to a hostile media campaign against a senatorial candidate or a wealthy patriarch’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania. This sounds particularly interesting and you gotta love the Chicago setting.
For a little romance try, Moonlight in the Morning by Jude Deveraux. Leaving New York City behind for the summer to pursue her passion for painting in Edilean’s tightly knit artistic community, Jecca Layton is swept off her feet by the town’s handsome doctor and they both must make a difficult decision when the summer ends. Sounds intriguing….
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