Saturday, August 7, 2010

On My Wishlist (3)


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we want to read but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
 
Cold Sight by Leslie Parrish (Extrasensory Agents #1)
Recommended by Book Chick City.

Goodreads description: After being made a scapegoat in a botched investigation that led to a child's death, Aidan McConnell became a recluse. Still, as a favor to an old friend, Aidan will help on the occasional XI case. But under his handsome, rugged facade, he keeps his emotions in check—for fear of being burned again.

Reporter Lexie Nolan has a nose for news—and she believes a serial killer has been targeting teen girls around Savannah. But no one believes her. So she turns to the new paranormal detective agency and the sexy, mysterious Aidan for help.

But just as the two begin forging a relationship, the case turns eerily personal for Lexie—and Aidan discovers that maybe he hasn't lost the ability to feel after all...
 
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer
Recommended by Coffee N Crackers.

Goodreads description: This stunning novel of fraud and revenge is the book that launched Jeffrey Archer's career as an international bestselling author. A bogus North Sea oil company and a few well-placed whispers were all Harvey Metcalfe needed to pull off an easy million-dollar scam. Now his victims have decided to get even.
 
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle (Bibliophile Mysteries #1)
Goodreads description: Murder is always a bestseller...

First in the new Bibliophile Mystery series!


The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn’t be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration.

With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless—and supposedly cursed—copy of Goethe’s Faust for safekeeping.

Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless—but attractive—British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice…
 
Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler (Dirk Pitt #21)
I love Dirk Pitt, and even though bringing in the twins kind of ruined things for me, I wouldn't dare not read any new book in fear of missing something good.
Goodreads description: In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again...just may change the history of the world as we know it.
 
Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland
Recommended by Desert Book Chick
I'm always interested in finding new Australian authors, and Desert Book Chick's review convinced me I should read this one.

Tanum description: Emily Tempest has been away from Central Australia's outback for a long time - uni, travel, dead-end jobs... finding trouble all over the world. Now, she's back at Moonlight Downs, the community where she grew up, investigating the untimely death of an old friend.
 
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
When I read the opening lines of this book over at Puss Reboots, I knew this had to go on my wishlist.

Goodreads description: "Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator of The Lace Reader, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations, but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light." The Lace Reader is a tale that spirals into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies, and half-truths in which the reader quickly finds it's nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction, but as Towner Whitney points out early on in the novel, "There are no accidents."

8 comments:

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Those sound like some great reads! Hope you get your wishlist! Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/08/on-my-wishlist-11.html

booksploring said...

I love books and mysteries...sounds like I'd love the Bibliophile Mysteries series!

btw I’ve given you an award. You can collect it here!

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Very cool books. Cold Sight sounds really good, plus the cover looks awesome!!

The Book Vixen said...

oooh, I like the cover for The Lace Reader!

Jude said...

Some interesting titles here that I shall be checking out, particularly the Lace Reader. I hope you get these books soon.

My wishlist is here

booksploring said...

Hey!

Boggle is a word game. You get a bunch of letters in a grid and you have to make as many words as possible by connecting adjacent letter. You usually have an egg timer so it’s a race to see who can get the most words in 3 minutes.

I'm such a nerd :-)

pussreboots said...

I'm reading the Lace Reader right now. It's an interesting and odd book. I've added the newest Dirk Pitt book to my wishlist. I've been reading that series since I was a tween!

Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

The Norwegian BookGirl said...

I am also eager to read The Lace Reader :)

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