Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Overlook by Michael Connelly

The Overlook by Michael Connelly

A Harry Bosch Novel

Harry gets called out to a murder scene on the Overlook in the Hollywood Hills. He begins working the homocide case as he would any other, but things quickly turn chaotic when the case gets taken over by the FBI and then turns into a Homeland Security nightmare when it is discovered that a large batch of cessium is missing and possibly in the hands of a well-known and wanted terrorist.

I always enjoy a Harry Bosch novel.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book 1

Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book 1 by Heather Brewer

Vladimir Tod is a typical 8th grade boy in that he is shy around girls especially the one he likes and gets bullied by some bigger boys. Vlad also struggles to keep a big secret from everyone except his best friend Henry: he is a vampire. Vlad's life suddenly gets even more complicated when his teacher goes missing and a mysterious, and highly suspicious, Mr. Otis takes over the class. To make matters worse, Vlad fears the girl he likes may in fact like Henry instead of him. To top it off, Vlad is in search for the truth about his parents mysterious deaths.

This is the first in the series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. I can't wait to read the next book and bring this first one in to share with my students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cold Truth by Mariah Stewart

Cold Truth by Mariah Stewart

Det. Cassie Reilly is assigned to a case involving serial murders in the small ocean side town in New Jersey. Cassie is searching for an elusive serial killer who as left a trail of victims throughout many states, countries, and decades. She is joined by FBI Agents Rick Cisco and Mitch __ and Regan Landry who helped her famous late father pen bestselling true crime books. Can they put a stop to the killings before he sets his sights on Cassie herself?

This is the first Mariah Stewart book I have read, though I have a few on my shelf to be read. I really enjoyed it and am anxious to get to the next Truth book.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

The latest Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel takes us to Italy where a famous tennis star, Drew Martin is murdered and back to Charleston, SC where Kay, Marino, and Rose are trying to make a new home and forensics lab. The clues in Martin's murder do not seem to add up and there seems to be a strange connection to deaths in Charleston.

I have been a longtime Cornwell reader and fan, but I found this book confusing, hard to follow, and do not really like where the characters have been going. Geez, I feel bad saying so. I will likely keep reading her books anyway out of loyalty.