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Friday, September 25, 2009

Tome Travelers: Thrift Store Finds

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
Ruth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known. . . .

In a remote mountain village where ghosts and tradition rule, LuLing grows up in the care of her mute Precious Auntie as the family endures a curse laid upon a relative known as the bonesetter. When headstrong LuLing rejects the marriage proposal of the coffinmaker, a shocking series of events are set in motion–all of which lead back to Ruth and LuLing in modern San Francisco. The truth that Ruth learns from her mother’s past will forever change her perception of family, love, and forgiveness. (Random House)

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
(Book 1 in the Mercedes Thompson series)

Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.

Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.

She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.

But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself. . .and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble. (back cover)

Other books in the series are: Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed and Silver Borne due out in 2010!

Twisted by Jeffrey Deaver
New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver delivers an electrifying collection of sixteen award-winning stories that will widen your eyes and stretch your imagination. Diverse and provocative, TWISTED showcases Deaver's amazing range and signature plot twists: a beautiful woman goes to extremes to rid herself of her stalker; a contemporary of William Shakespeare vows to avenge his family's ruin; and Deaver's most beloved character, brilliant criminalist Lincoln Rhyme is back to solve a chilling Christmastime disappearance. (back cover)

The Search by Iris Johansen



As part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a gift for finding what no one else can. But their latest assignment is not like the others. This time Sarah is being forced to take part in a deadly mission. . .by a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation.

Billionaire John Logan's top-secret venture has been sabotaged, its facilities destroyed, and its handpicked staff massacred. The sole survivor is being held for ransom. Logan knows that the only way to save the man--and the secrets he holds--is to find him as soon as possible. Sarah is furious when she is strong-armed into joining Logan on his search. And once she takes the perilous assignment, not even Logan's promises that she and Monty will be safe may be enough to protect them. Because a killer is devising a sadistic vengeance. . . and he may soon find use for Sarah. (back cover)

Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper
(Book 1 in the Stealing Shadows series)

What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill - but you can't stop his frenzy once he strikes?

Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L.A. police catchkillers--until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies. Cassie flees to a small North Carolina Town, hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind. But Cassie's abilities know few boundaries. And she's become certain--as no one else can be--that a murderer is stalking Ryan's Bluff.

It's his fury that Cassie senses first, then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement. Yet she doesn'tknow who he is or where he will strike. The sheriff won't even listen to her--until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted. Now a suspect herself, she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows: by entering his twisted mind. Her every step isloaded with fear and uncertainty. . .because if he sense her within him, he'll trap her there, so deep she'll never find her way out. (back cover)

Other books in this series are: Hiding in the Shadows, Out of the Shadows


Becky W. said...

Great finds! The Search by Johansen is one of my favorite books! One of the characters, John Logan, is a recurring character in her Eve Duncan series, though this book isn't part of it. Both Sara and Logan show up in other Johansen books. It's one of the things that I like about her books. Hope you like it!

Natalie W said...

You found some awesome books! Bonesetters Wife is an awesome read.
Have fun!

Heidi V said...

I agree you found some really good ones!

Sheila Deeth said...

Bonesetters Wife is one I've been planning to read for a while. Think I'll look out for some others of these too.

Hot Off the Shelves said...

I read Moon Called a couple years ago and it was great.


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