Sunday, June 05, 2005

the books of summer

i love to read fun stuff in the summer- light, breezy, funny things. (OK, I read that stuff all year round, but especially in summer) Here's the books this beach bum librarian is looking forward to hanging out with poolside this summer:

Scratch the Surface by Susan Conant (coming out on June 7)
The author of a popular series of cat mysteries, Felicity Pride turns sleuth when she finds a cat and a corpse on her doorstep, investigating a host of suspects--and potential victims--that range from an avid pet-hater and a highbrow professor to her number-one rival in the field, in the first in a new series by the author of the Dog Lover's mystery series.

Better Read than Dead: A Psychic Eye Mystery by Victoria Laurie (coming out on June 7)
Hired by a Mob boss who wants to use her psychic talents to assist in some of his business matters and who refuses to take no for an answer,Abby Cooper finds herself working for both sides of the law when the police ask her to use her psychic gifts to uncover the identity of a masked man who has been attacking women around Detroit. Second in a series, and I dug the 1st one.

Celtic Fire by Joy Nash (came out May 31)
Captured by the enemy, Rhiannon, the rightful ruler of the Celts and a beautiful witch, succumbs to forbidden passion with Roman commander Lucius Aquila who needs her help in deciphering his strange visions.

The Givenchy Code by Julie Kenner (came out June 1)
Grad student Melanie Prescott's life takes an interesting turn when she finds herself targeted by a madman, joining forces with a handsome stranger to follow a trail of clues that she must solve if she is to survive.

Pretty Poison by Jim & Joyce Levine (came out May 3)
When Peggy Lee, a botanist, the owner of The Potting Shed, and an occasional sleuth, stumbles upon the body of Mark Warner, the richest man in town, in her seasonal display, she must weed through a colorful cast of characters to catch a killer, while befriending a Great Dane and a sexy veterinarian.

Love her to death by Linda Palmer (came out May 3)
The co-executive producer of a daytime soap opera, Morgan Tyler is faced with a change in the script when an actress is murdered, and, while her love life is thriving, she must write a clever killer out of the picture before another victim suffers the same fate.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie by Marianne Stillings (came out May 1)
A recently deceased millionaire plays matchmaker for his stepson, Max Galloway, and Evie Randall, a lovely and caring young woman, as they participate in a bizarre treasure hunt whose prize is the millionaire's entire estate and join forces to uncover their benefactor's possible killer.

Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy (came out June 1)
The ultimate skeptic when it comes to the mystical, Seattle cop Joanne Walker comes to the aid of a woman claiming to be hunted by Cernunnos, an ancient Celtic god who leads the Wild Hunt, a situation that brings her face to face with an angry god and awakens in her shamanic powers that she must learn to harness to save the world from an unleashed Wild Hunt, in the first volume in a new series.

1 comment:

Ankah said...

I want to read Celtic Fire for the cover, and Givenchy Code for the title. Ok, they sound like lots of fun, too!