Earnestine B's Picks


The Skin Collector

Jeffery Deaver

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Lincoln Rhyme is facing a new predator, who is using the tunnels and basements, in New York City. Is he connected to the Bone Collector, who had terrorized the city.

  This predator tattoos his victims with poison ink. Is he a copy cat or is he doing this for some dark and sinister reason. It's up to Rhyme and his team to solve this mystery to keep  the death count from going up any further.

  Jeffery Deaver is a new author for me. I intend to read the earlier books in this series.


Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King

Recommended by: Earnestine B

   On a cold and foggy morning, people are lined up for the job fair. A stolen Mercedes emerges from the fog. It is headed straight toward the people in line. Eight are killed and many are wounded. The driver of the of the stolen car isn't found.

   Retired cop, Bill Hodges, is despondent because he couldn't bring the killer to justice. On the verge of suicide, he receives a letter from the killer. So starts the cat and mouse game, a game that could cost more innocents their lives.

   This is a thrilling ride. Stephen King delivers.


Midnight Crossroad

Charlaine Harris

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Midnight Texas is a small town that has seen better days. The town has just a few businesses that are open. The town also has few full-time residents.

  When newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, moves to Midnight he has a secret that the residents soon discover. Like Manfred, they also have their own secrets.

  This a new series that is a trilogy by Charlaine Harris. This a fantasy that has quirky characters that fans will love.


Death of a Policeman

M.C. Beaton

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Local police stations all over Scotland are being closed and Hamish McBeth fears his will be next. Detective Chief Inspector Blair takes this opportunity to send a young policeman, Cyril Sessions, to spy on Hamish.

  Hamish discovers the spy and he is determined to have a good report to headquarters. Unfortuately Cyril is found murdered and Hamish races to find his killer.


MURDER AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

JOAN HESS

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Claire Mallory is finally settling into her dream house and enjoying the summer. Her daughter, Caron, and her friend Inez are volunteering at a Literary Council. The Council helps college students and immigrants learn to speak and read English.

When a Polish immigrant is dead at the Council, Claire quickly starts her own investigation into the murder. She quickly learns everything is not what it seems.

This is the 19th in the series. It's a good cozy.


DOCTOR SLEEP

Stephen King

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  In the second book of the Shining series,we catch up with a middle-aged Dan Torrance. He has drifted from place to place trying to deal with what happened to him at the Overlook when his dad had died. Dan has his own issues with alcohol. He finally settles down in a small town in New Hampshire and joins AA.

   He works in a nursing home and he got the name of Doctor Sleep. When a resident is close to death, he and a resident cat visits the person and eases them into their death.

    On the road there is a tribe of people driving RV's called the True Knot. They're looking for some special children with the same gift that Dan had as a child and still possess it. He is soon  teamed up with a teenager and they are doing their best to destroy the True Knot.

    Great sequel and fans of the Shining will like this new addition.


All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Fannie Flagg

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Sookie Poole has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to some time alone with her husband . When a registered letter come for her mother and her whole world comes crashing down. To her horror, she isn't who she thought she was. Soon Sookie is on a quest to find out who she is and where she belongs.

  Fans of Fannie Flagg will not be disappointed with this new novel.


Christmas Carol Murder

Leslie Meier

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Christmas is fast approaching the town of Tinker's Cove, Maine. Unfortunately, its a sad time for a lot of residents facing foreclosure.

  Lucy Stone has tried out and got a part in the town's production of a Christmas Carol. When one of the partners of Downeast Mortgage is murdered by a bomb in a Christmas present, Lucy is fast on the trail of the killer..

  This is a cozy mystery with interesting character and storylines. This is 22nd Lucy Stone Mystery


How The Light Gets In

Louise Penny

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  In this 9th installment of the Chief Inspector Gamache series, he finds himself back in the small village of Three Pines.  He was called by Myra when a friend of hers disappears. He learns that she was one of the most famous people in Quebec.

  When she is found dead, Gamache  works to find out who would have wanted this woman dead. He also uncovers a plot of mass destruction that could kill thousands.

   This series is set in Quebec, Canada and you get a taste of the French Quebec. It has colorful characters and intriguing plots. I really like this series. 

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