Saturday, January 16, 2010

On My To-Be-Read-List

There are a bunch of new books on my To-Be-Read List this month--books written by friends of mine.  I hope you'll give them a try.

Stirring up strife cover Of course, topping the list is the first in Jennifer Stanley's Hope Street Church Mysteries, Stirring Up Strife.

Cooper Lee can repair a copy machine—but can she repair her life? That’s one of the many Big Questions that lead this newly single Richmond girl to Sunrise Bible Study at the Hope Street Church. Cooper hasn’t attended church in ages, but after getting dumped by her long-time boyfriend—and moving in with her family—she could use some new friends, and a new outlook on life. Happily, the members of the Bible group are anything but cookie-cutter, which suits Cooper just fine. There’s a blind folk artist, a playboy meteorologist, an investment banker with a sweet tooth, an ambitious realtor, and a cute shy web designer who just might be “the one” for Cooper. But the member of Hope Street Church who invited Cooper to join this motley crew—an office worker who got her wedding ring stuck in a copier—is something else altogether: She’s dead And her husband is suspected of murder!

The Sunrise gang jumps into action, vowing to solve this unholy mess—with God’s guidance—and Cooper’s snooping…

Includes heavenly recipes from Mrs. Lee’s kitchen!

Eggsecutive orders Eggsecutive Orders a White House Chef Mystery by Julie Hyzy.
Chef Olivia Paras has too many eggs in one basket-and is feeling like a basket-case...

When NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies right after eating the dinner Olivia Paras's staff had prepared, all forks point to them. Now the Secret Service is picking apart the kitchen-and scrutinizing the staff's every move. The timing couldn't be worse with the White House Lawn Easter Egg Roll to prep for without access to a kitchen. Olivia must find the real culprit-before she cracks under pressure.

Eggsecutive Orders is the third entry in this award-winning series.

Dead Air Dead Air is the first Talk Radio Mystery by Mary Kennedy.

When a psychologist hits Florida's airwaves, there's no telling who she's reaching...and there's no telling who wants to reach back.

Maggie left her clinical practice in Manhattan and moved to sunny Cypress Grove, Florida, where she became host of WYME's "On the Couch with Maggie Walsh." From co-dependent wives to fetish fiends, all the local crazies love her show.

Then threats start pouring in against one of the station's special guests-self-styled new age prophet Guru Sanjay Gingii. When one of the threats becomes a deadly reality, Maggie's new roommate, Lark, is surprisingly the prime suspect. Now, Maggie has to prove Lark innocent while dealing with a killer who needs more than just therapy...

Need yet ANOTHER blog to read?  My friend Deb Baker has started a blog about ... reading!  It's called Powered By Books, and features all kinds of books in all kinds of genres.  I hope you'll give it a try.

And what's on YOUR to-be-read list?