October 2010 Books on CD

Burn by  Nevada Barr

As Anna Pigeon recovers from the traumas of the past couple of months, she decides to stay with an old friend from the Park Service. But she isn’t in town long before she discovers that someone is attempting to place a curse on her. She begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans. Now it will take all of Anna’s skills learned in the untamed outdoors to navigate the urban jungle in which she finds herself.

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down. The black-haired, black-hearted Gerewulf Grimorie is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged.

The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the Okavango Delta to visit a safari lodge beset by unexplained events.

In Harm’s Way by Ridley Pearson

Publisher WeeklyIn Pearson’s subpar fourth crime thriller featuring Idaho lawman Walt Fleming (after Killer Summer), Sheriff Fleming is honored to receive a request for help from legendary Seattle homicide detective Lou Boldt (another Pearson series lead), who’s after the killer of Caroline Vetta, a woman with a history of dating professional sports figures. Fleming assists his colleague by setting up interviews with two persons of interest in his jurisdiction, sports agent Vince Wynn and former football team owner Marty Boatwright. When another person connected with the victim, retired linebacker Martel Gale, is found bludgeoned to death, Fleming’s inquiries lead him to some uncomfortable conclusions. The identity of Gale’s killer may strike some as a cop-out, while Fleming’s romance with subordinate Fiona Kenshaw never rises above formula (“If I could wrap up all the happiness in the world into a package, if I could give you that, I would”). With any luck, Pearson will get back on track in the next installment. Author tour. (Aug.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs

John Lowery was declared dead in 1968 –the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died in the midst of a bizarre sex practice. When the victim is identified as John Lowery, Temperance sets off to find the answer, exhuming his grave in North Carolina and taking the remains to Hawaii for reanalysis –to the headquarters of JPAC, the U.S. military’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, which strives to recover Americans who have died in past conflicts.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

When an enigmatic stranger shows up out of the blue, the folks of sleepy Southport become suspicious of her past. Katie tries to keep herself from becoming involved with anybody in town, but as time goes on, she slowly falls in love with Alex, a widowed store owner and father of two. However, when her dark past finally catches up with her Katie must make the painful choice between either fleeing or facing her fears and fighting for her newfound life.

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

Brooke and Julian live a happy life in New York, she’s the breadwinner working two jobs and he’s the struggling musician husband. Then Julian is discovered by a Sony exec and becomes an overnight success, and their life changes for ever. Julian’s new-found fame means that Brooke must face the savage attentions of the ruthless paparazzi. And when a scandalous picture hits the front pages, Brooke’s world is turned upside down.

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