Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, June 15, 2015


  • V. C. Andrews (r) (probably Andrew Neiderman), Broken Flower.  Modern gothic,  The first book in the Early Spring series.  I haven't been able to get into an Andrews novel yet (whether written when she was alive or dead), but hope springs eternal.
  • James Barney, The Genesis Key.  Thriller.  A biologist discovers a gene that could expand human life by hundreds of years but a lot of dangerous people don't want that to happen.  A first novel.
  • Joshua Corin, While Galileo Preys.  Thriller, the first about Esme Stuart, housewife and crime fighter.  The sniper known as Galileo terrorizes Atlanta and Esme's family may be in the crossfire
  • D. J. Heinrich, The Dragon's Tomb.  Gaming (Dungeons & Dragons) tie-in novel.  The second volume in the Penhaligon trilogy.
  • William W. Johnstone with "J. A. Johnstone,"  The First Mountain Man:  Preacher's Fury.  Western.  When preacher's old enemy attacks the Assiniboine Indians, Preacher and the few survivors seek vengeance.  Like V. C. Andrews, above, Johnstone remains a cash cow long after death,
  • Faye Kellerman, The Mercedes Coffin, a Pete Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery, and Straight Into Darkness, a murder mystery set in 1929 Munich.
  • Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden, Joe Golem and the Drowning City.  Fantasy/steampunk/mystery/supernatural mash-up involving a 14-year-old girl, an aging psychic, an amnesiac, and city under thirty feet of water.  You can't go wrong with either Mignola or Golden.
  • Brent Monahan, The Manhattan Island Clubs.  Historical mystery set in 1906 New York.
  • John Mortimer, Rumpole Misbehaves.  Mystery.  Everybody's favorite curmudgeonly barrister defends a child arrested for playing soccer on a posh street (!) and, in the process, becomes enmeshed in the murder of a prostitute.
  •  Otsuichi, Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse.  YA horror collection containing three stories.  the title story, written when the author was 17, won the sixth Jump Short Fiction/Nonfiction Prize.  Otsuichi was nominated for the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award for his novel ZOO and is one of the most popular YA writers in Japan.  Translated from the Japanese by Nathan Collins.
  • Michael Reaves, Star Wars:  Darth Maul:  Shadow Hunter.  Movie franchise tie-in novel.  This edition includes a bonus story previously available only as an e-Book.
  • Wendy Corsi Staub, The Good Sister.  Thriller.  Murder comes to a Catholic girls' school.

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