MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci

Memory Man by David Baldacci Grand Central Publishing April 21st, 2015 Memory Man by David Baldacci is a compelling novel. This new series is a fascinating characterization, featuring Detective Amos Decker who has unique abilities. Although Baldacci’s other series are gripping thrillers this new one is more powerful as readers immediately will root for Decker as he attempts to overcome his past demons. The plot explains how a career ending football injury induced synesthesia, a neurological condition, which gave Decker symptoms that include remembering everything, counting in colors, and seeing time as pictures in his head. Unfortunately,...

Alex Grecian’s THE HARVEST MAN

From the Buzz Bin Another chapter in the ongoing tales of The Scotland Yard Murder Squad from Alex Grecian, HARVEST MAN (Putnam) is another great book from this new master of historical mysteries. The team is in disarray as DI Day is out with an injury and Hammersmith has been released from the force. This makes it a bit hard for them to chase a new serial killer who is proving to be relentless. And Hammersmith might be onto a case that proves the Ripper is back. Grecian builds suspense like a mast architect designing a skyscraper leaving no detail out. One of our favorites of the year so...

Mystery Cookbooks Apr23

Mystery Cookbooks

Two cookbooks out now from mystery authors. One is THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK and the other is THE COZY COOKBOOK. Quirk books did a beautiful job with the MWA book, hardcover, a bit oversized and filled with photo it has more than enough authors involved to fill a large kitchen. As you might expect the recipes run the gambit. We’ve already samples some of the recipes and they are outstanding. The added benefit of having a book like to get signatures in makes it a must have.       THE COZY COOKBOOK form Berkeley Prime Crime is an oversized trade and is filled with recipes that have run in the cozy mysteries of...

Jessie Chandler celebates the release of OPERATION STOP HATE Apr22

Jessie Chandler celebates the release of OPERATION...

Last Thursday, Minnesota author Jessie Chandler celebrated the release of OPERATION STOP HATE, her new stand alone, at Once Upon A Crime. When Special Agent Cailin McKenna and her National Investigation and Protection Unit partners are drawn into an investigation surrounding a pair of school shootings in the Twin Cities, it soon becomes obvious that there’s more to it than meets the eye. A hate group is recruiting teenagers on school grounds with metal music rife with violent messages, all while plotting a massive terrorist offensive on a major Twin Cities venue. It gets personal when Cailin’s brother is stabbed and the attack...

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton ...

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton Viking (240 pages) April 14, 2015 Summer has returned to the tiny English village of Finch, and while Lori Shepherd should be enjoying the sunny countryside with her new baby daughter—or at the very least preparing for a visit from her husband’s odious aunts—she can’t help but obsess about Finch’s real estate crisis. Sure, it’s only two empty cottages, but Lori’s positive their continued vacancy is the result of a nefarious plot. Mind you, she has no idea who’s the architect of said plot or what it entails, but she’s determined to get to the bottom of the matter and save her beloved village...

Lisa Scottoline TV appearance on Philadelphia NBC ...

Lisa Scottoline recently made an appearance on the Philadelphia NBC affiliate to talk about EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, her latest thriller. Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric’s entire world begins to...