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December 01, 2004

And More New Fiction

New (to this library) Mystery Books

Waldo Chicken wakes the dead - Alan Goldsmith (contemporary South) synopsis; excerpt
Unwilling accomplice - Barbara Seranella (1980s Southern Calif.) author's page; Booklist review
Bahamarama - Bob Morris (contemporary Florida/Bahamas) author's website; Paul Anik's review
Double play - Robert B. Parker (1947 Boston/Brooklyn, includes box scores) author interview; The Spensarium
Beautiful ghosts - Eliot Pattison (contemporary Tibet/China/US) author's website
The tumbler - Peter Bowen (contemporary Montana) allreaders entry
Murder at the B-School - Jeffrey Cruikshank (contemporary Harvard) curledup review
The coffin trail - Martin Edwards (contemporary Lake District) Klausner's review
Shoulder the sky - Anne Perry (WWII Western Front) authors's web site; Perry as portrayed by Winslet?
Layer cake - J.J. Connolly (90s London, cover title: L4yer cake) now a movie
Let there be blood - Jane Jakeman (1830's England, genre crossover) Klausner's review; romance fan review
Sunset and sawdust - Joe R. Lansdale (1930's East Texas) Boston Globe review
Color blind - Jonathan Santlofer (contemporary New York City) Denver Post excerpt; (an artist)
Lake of sorrow - Erin Hart (contemporary Ireland) listen to the author read from the book; read an excerpt
Good morning midnight - Reginald Hill (contemporary Yorkshire) Klausner's review; author interview
Mask of night - Philip Gooden (Shakespearean England) Booklist's list of top 10 historical fiction books.
Bitch Creek - William G. Tapply (contemporary Maine) read the synopsis at a fly fishing site
Deadline in Athens - Petros Markaris (contemporary Greece) BookPage summary
A spectacle of corruption - David Liss (18th cent. England) NYT Review; BookPage review; bookreporter review

Interested in more information about a book? You can find a synopsis/annotation, jacket text, and the the full text of professional reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, etc. through Books in Print. All ad-free. If you have a library card, we have already paid for your access privileges.

Alternate Book Review Sources

These cover only a limited number of books, but often have interesting perspectives.

Mysteries: Mystery Ink; Mystery Reader

Science Fiction Studies

Other Fiction: Holt Uncensored; BookSense; The Beat (Nancy Pearl's reviews)
(We have the Nancy Pearl action figure at the circ desk.)

Posted by library at December 1, 2004 05:41 PM