Friday, February 17, 2006

A few mysteries I'm thinking about reading

What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris
NAL, 1 November 2005
I'm waiting for the paperback version of this one to come out, because I rarely by hardcovers, and never from debuts until I know more about them (I know that Harris is Candice Proctor, but a new genre counts as a debut for me). I've heard good things about this regency mystery so far.

The Delilah Complex by M. J. Rose
Mira, 1 January 2006
I really enjoyed The Halo Effect which was the first book I read by Rose. I thought that having a sex therapist as a protagonist might turn out to be just a tease or titillation, but Rose did a great job of making her well-rounded, and interesting person, and the sexuality that was included was an integral part of the story and of the character. This one has Dr. Snow consulting with a group of women who run a sex club where a man was murdered.

Driven to Murder by Judith Skillings
Avon, 1 February 2006
The main character is a woman in a racing pit crew, which sounds interesting to me. Also, the author is a automobile-restorer, which means she has some idea of what she's talking about with cars, which gives me some confidence in her handle on the subject. Definitely sounds enticing, despite the stereotypical "woman running" cover.

Deshi by John Donohue
Onyx, 7 February 2006
This is the follow-up to Donohue's book Sensei, where a martial arts student has help from his brother, an NYPD detective, to track down a "ronin," a masterless samurai who is killing people. Looks like they both have lots of details on Japanese culture and martial arts.

Deadman's Poker by James Swain
Fawcett, 25 April 2006
I've been watching a lot of the World Series of Poker on ESPN with Steve lately, so gambling and poker interest me a lot right now. Gambling was always a big no-no growing up, so I know very little about poker. I didn't even know the basics of Texas Hold'em before watching the WSOP. It looks like Swain has a whole series based around gambling, so I'm going to have to check one of these out.

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Megan Frampton said...

I really liked the Halo Effect too--thanks for reminding me about the Delilah Complex. I'll check out some of those others, too.

Kristie (J) said...

I really, really, really want to try the Harris book too, but like you, I'm going to wait for the paperback. I just adore her books under Candice Proctor and it took a while to accept she switched genres - in fact I still get a bit weepy over it, but since she is such a good writer, I want to give her a try in this new arena.