Earnestine B's Picks


The Dog Who Bit A Policeman

Stuart Kaminsky

Recommended by: Earnestine B

                                                         THE DOG WHO BIT A POLICEMAN by Stuart Kaminsky

  This is an Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov novel. This is one of my favorite series. It takes place in Moscow Russia. The author gives a glimpse of the new Russia and how the everyday citizen is coping with the government. Rostnikov finds himself trying to prevent an all out gang war from happening. Also, two of his police officers are undercover trying to bust a dog fighting ring. On a personal note, Rostnikov's wife is facing a health crisis.

  The series has colorful characters and the reader gets to know a little about the lives of the policemen and their families.


Misery Bay

Steve Hamilton

Recommended by: Earnestine B

     Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton

  Alex McKnight is a retired Detroit Police Officer. Injured in the line of duty, he retired to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. In this the eighth installment, he is asked by his enemy, the Sault Ste Maria Chief of Police to look into an apparent suicide of a college student. The young apparently hung himself in a lonely called Misery Bay.

  When Alex starts questioning the young man's friends, it quickly turns into a nightmare of murder and revenge. McKnight must move fast to find this ruthless killer before someone else dies.

  If you are familiar with Upper Peninsula in Michigan, you might want to check out this series.
 


Cooking The Books

Kerry Greenwood

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Cooking The Books by Kerry Greenwood

  Corinna Chapman is enjoying her vacation when an old school friend asks her to temporary fill in for her pastry chef who was injured. Her friend's catering company is working for a television series providing food for the stars and crew on the set. Meanwhile, her companion is busy on a case of bullying in the workplace. 

 Soon , both are involved in finding the person who is causing the accidents and near misses on the set.

This is the next installment in this series. Its a good read


HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Penelope Lively

Recommended by: Earnestine B

         HOW IT ALL BEGAN By Penelope Lively

  When Charlotte Rainsford is mugged and injured on a London street, it set off a chain of events that would change the lives of several people. 

  An affair is exposed when a message goes awry, a new business opportunity that seems to good to be true, an unlikely friendship develops, and so it goes.

  The writer is a gifted storyteller that shows us how one event can affect so many lives.  A good read.


1222

Anne Holt

Recommended by: Earnestine B

1222 The Scandinavian Phenomenon By Anne Holt

A train traveling in the northern part of Norway derail during a major blizzard. There are 269 people on the train. Thankfully, there is one fatality, the train driver. Luckily for the passengers and crew a hotel is nearby and they are evaculated off the train.

Hanne Wilhelmsen, a retired police officer, is one of the passengers.  Now confined in a wheel chair as a result of a gun-shot wound, she is called upon when a dead body is discovered.  Cut off from the rest of the world, the passengers and the employees of the hotel have to deal with  the severe storm and the fact a murderer is on the loose.


COWBOYS & ALIENS

Recommended by: Earnestine B

COWBOYS&ALIENS is a new movie that we have in the library. Hollywood has finally come up with a new idea for a movie.

The movie takes place in 1873 in the Arizona Territory. Into the town of Absolution, comes a cowboy with no memory of who he is and where he has been. The only clue is a strange shackle on his wrist. The town is ran by Colonel Dolerhyde who knows the identity of the cowboy.

Soon the cowboy and the citizens of Absolution have banned together to fight a common foe. This is a good action movie with a new twist on a Western movie. It stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. I strongly recommend this movie.


AS THE PIG TURNS

M.C. BEATON

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to Winter Parva, a local touristy village. When it came for the pig roast, Agatha sees the pig is actually a policeman by the name of Gary Beech. He was hated by nearly everyone in the village. He liked giving tickets out for any little thing.

So now its up to Agatha and her employees at the Detective agency  to find the killer.

This is the 22 installment in the Agatha Raisin mystery series


The Tag Man

Archer Mayor

Recommended by: Earnestine B

The Tag Man by Archer Mayor

Rich people in Brattleboro are  awaking to find someone had breached their security and had eaten some of their food and left a sticky note saying You're It. The Tag Man, dubbed by the press, enjoy his little capers until the night he finds evidence in several gruesome murders. Now he finds himself hunted by the police and the killer.

This is the newest  installment in the Joe Gunther series. A very good series.


The River Murders

Recommended by: Earnestine B

The River Murders

Homicide Detective Jack Verdon is called to a murder scene on the river. He is shocked to see that the victim was an exgirlfriend of his. When another old girlfriend ends up dead the FBI is called in. The FBI start looking at Jack when yet another exgirlfriend is murdered. Jack decides he needs to try and find the killer before another woman from is past is murdered. Ray Liottao plays Jack Verdon and Christian Slater plays the crass FBI agent.

A very good movie with suspense and the action is fast-paced thriller.

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