Thursday, August 2, 2012

Books Read in July 2012

Brown, Renni & King, Dave
- Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Non-fiction.  Very informative book about self-editing.  Easy to understand and ruthless.

Exum, Wallace L.
- Murder at Hogans Corner, Washington 
Non-fiction.  True story of the murder of Virginia Barsic.  A woman in her 50’s whose only mistake was in opening her home to six teenagers.  She didn’t deserve what they did to her.

Harris, Charlaine
- Real Murders
Fiction.  1st in the Aurora Teagarden series that takes place in Georgia.  Librarian Roe Teagarden is a member of Real Murders, a club that discusses...real murders.  Suddenly, the club members are being picked off one by one.  Who will be next?

- Shakespeare’s Landlord 
Fiction.  1st in the Lily Bard series in Arkansas.  Survivor of a disfiguring rape, Lily moves to a small town to get away from her past.  In her daily job as cleaning woman around town, she meets a bevy of odd characters, one of whom just might be a killer.

Kimberly, Alice
- The Ghost and the Dead Deb
Fiction.  2nd in the Haunted Bookshop series.  Pen and Sadie invite an author to read at their bookshop.  Her book is about a true crime that involved a friend of hers.  Suddenly, the reading is interrupted by a violent outburst, and people start disappearing.

O’Connell, Glenys
- Naked Writing
Non-fiction.  Absolutely useless book about writing that had lots of typos.  Only thing worth keeping was the last chapter on querying and submitting manuscripts.

Pickard, Nancy
- The Virgin of Small Plains 
Fiction.  Intricate mystery that takes place in a small town in Kansas, where an 18-year-old mystery awaits to be solved.

Richards, Emilie
- Blessed Is The Busybody
Fiction.  Agate Wilcox is the wife of a minister in a small town.  One lovely day in their small town, the front door of the parsonage opens, and the naked body of a young woman is found on the doorstep.  Aggie is determined to find out who she is and why she has been left at her door.

Stabenow, Dana
- A Cold Day for Murder 
Fiction.  Tough Alaskan woman fights to survive the harsh elements while solving a murder.

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