Friday, January 1, 2016

Read 2016




 January 

  1. Watches of the Night by Sally Wright (kindle) 4****
  2. The Lake House by Kate Morton (nccls) 4.5****
  3. Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman (kindle) 3.5*** $1.99
  4. Joy by Celina Grace (kindle)  3***
  5. Death at the Manor by Celina Grace (kindle) 3***
  6. In this Hospitable Land by Lynmar Brock  Jr. (kindle) 3***  $.87
  7. Aunt Bessie Enjoys by Diane Xarissa (kindle) 3*** $2.99
  8. Due North by Melanie Jackson ( kindle ) 2**
  9. Tempest in the Tea Room by Libi Astaire (kindle) 2** 
  10. Aunt Bessie Finds by Diane Xarissa (kindle)  3.5*** $2.99u
  11. A Slice of Murder by Kathy Hunter ( kindle ) 1*
  12. California Schemin' by Kate George ( nook) 2**
  13. Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (ccls/digital) 4****
  14. Granny Smith Investigates by G.M. Dobbs (kindle) 3***
  15. Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner (pb) 3***
  16. Portrait of a Gossip by Melanie Jackson (kindle) 2.5**
  17. Aunt Bessie Goes by Diane Xarissa ( kindle )  $2.99

February
  1. The Curious Case of the Black Swan Song by Andrea Frazer (kindle) 3***
  2. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer (nook) 4****
  3. A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett (pb) 3.5***
  4. The Innocents by Francesca Segal (pb) 2**
  5. East Coast Toast by  Walker Newton (kindle) 2.5**
  6. Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer (nccls) 4****
  7. Roselli's Gold by Michael Parker ( kindle ) 3***
  8. Aunt Bessie's Holiday by Diane Xarissa (kindle) 3***  $2.99 
  9. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson (nccls) 3.5 * * * 
  10. Best Kept Secrets by Jeffrey Archer ( nccls ) 3.5***
  11. Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown (kindle)  3.5*** $ 1.99
  12. Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer (nccls) 4****
  13. Not a Suspicious Death by Amanda Glenn (kindle) 2**
March
  1. Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer (nccls) 4****
  2. Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson (hc) 2**
  3. Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs (nccls) 3***
  4. A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmundson (kindle) 3.5 ***  $2.00
  5. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke (nccls/digital) 3***
  6. A Question of Inheritance by Elizabeth Edmundson (kindle)  3.5*** $ 2.00
  7. X by Sue Grafton (nccls) 4****
  8. Christmas on Candy Cane Lane by Sheila Roberts (nccls digital) 3***
  9. A Holiday Yarn by Sally Goldenbaum   (nccls) 4****
  10. The Heart of Heathley House by Ruby Loren ( kindle ) 3*** $2.99
  11.  All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (ccls/digital) 2.5**
  12. The Leaves of Llewellyn Keep by Ruby Loren (kindle) 2**
  13. The Snow of Severley Castle by Ruby Loren ( kindle ) 2.5**
  14. The Little Beach Bakery by Jenny Colgan  (ccls/digital 4****
  15. The Frost of Friston Manor by Ruby Loren ( kindle ) 3***
  16. The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver (nccls/digital)  2**
  17. The Irish Cream Killer by Summer Prescott (kindle) 3***
  18. The Gin and Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter   (nccls)  4****
  19. Strawberry  Cream Murder by Susan Gillard (kindle ) 3***
  20. Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham  (kindle ) 3***
  21. The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons   (nccls) 4****
  22. A Dyeing Shame by Elizabeth Spann Craig (kindle) 3.5***
  23. The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach  by Pam Jenoff  (nccls) 3***
    April
    1. A Date to Die For by Kathryn Long (nook)  2**
    2. The First 48 by Tim Green (hc) 3***
    3. Perfect Family by Pam Lewes (hc) 2**
    4. Goodbye, Piccadilly by Cynthia Harrod-Eargles ( nccls ) 4****
    5. Death to Go by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles ( nccls ) 3.5***
    6. The Last Noel by Michael Malone ( nook ) 3***
    7. Play Dirty by Sandra Brown ( pb ) 3***
    8. Ghost Wanted by Carolyn Hart (ccls/digital) 3***
    9. The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard bk 1) by Estelle Ryan  (nook) 2.5**
    10. Photo Finished by Laura Childs (nccls/digital) 3***
    11. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson  (nccls) 4****
    12. The New Hope by Robyn Carr (ccls/digital) 4****
    May
    1. Scones and Death in the Cricket Pavilion by Phil Church (kindle) 3***
    2. The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore (pb) 4****
    3. Robbery, Murders and Cups of Tea by Phil Church ( kindle ) 3***
    4. Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery bJenny Colgan ( nccls ) 4****
    5. Christmas Crumbles by M.C. Beaton (nccls/digital) 4****
    6. The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths (nccls) 3***
    7. Murder on the Rocks  (Boddington Bay  Bk 1) by Lucinda D. Davis (kindle) 2**
    8. The Blackhouse (Lewis trilogy #1) by Peter May (nccls/digital) 3***
    9. Power, Wealth and Murder by Summer Prescott (kindle) 2**
    10. The Prime Minister's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal (nccls/digital) 3***
    11. Scam (Stanley Hastings myst bk 12 by Parnell Hall (kindle) 2**
    12. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer (hc) 4****
    13. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan ( nccls / digital ) 4****
    14. Retirement can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo ( kindle )  3***
    15. Murder at the Bed and Breakfast by Diane Harman  (kindle ) 2***
    16. Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley (kindle ) 4****
    17. No Greater Sacrifice by John C. Stipe (kindle)
    June
    1. The Quarryman's Daughter Tracie Peterson ( pb) 2.5**
    2. One Hoof in the Grave by Carolyn McSparren (kindle) 2.5**
    3. Stalker by Faye Kellerman (hc) 4****
    4. Ransom for a Russian Prince by Donna Nitz Muller (kindle) 3***
    5. (The) Quilt Ripper by Mary Devlin Lynch and Debbie Devlin Zook (kindle ) 4****
    6. Tapas,  Carrot Cake and a Corpse by Sherri Bryan  (kindle ) 2.5**
    7. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (ccls/digital) 3***
    8. River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway (arc) 2**
    9. The First Directive by Joseph D. McNamara (pb) 3***
    10. Death Runs Adrift by Karen MacInerney (nccls) 3***
    11. Aunt Bessie Invites  by Diane Xarissa (kindle) 4**** $2.99
    12. A Hearse of a Different Color by Tim Cockey (nccls/hc)  3***
    13. Musseled Out by Barbara Ross (nccls/pb) 3.5***
    14. All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank (nccls/hc ) 4****
    15. Buffalo Bill's Dead Now by Margaret Coel (nccls) (hc) 3***
    16. Mary Mary by James Patterson ( hc )  3***
    17. Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams (nccls/digital) 3***
    18. Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross pb (nccls/pb)  3.5***
    19. The Island House by Nancy Thayer  (nccls/hc) 3***
    20. A Clubbable Woman by Reginald (nccls/hc)  2.5**
    21. Murder on the Hour by Elizabeth Duncan  (nccls/hc)
    July
    1. Christmas at Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan (nook) $2.99
    2. Vanishing Time by Katharine Britton  (kindle ) 3***  $2.99
    3. Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay (pb) 3***
    4. The Murder Road by Stephen Booth ( kindle )  4**** $2.99  
    5. Pretty is as Pretty Dies by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/pb) 3.5***
    6. Antiques Flee Market by Barbara Allan  (nccls/hc) 3***
    7. Prayers for the Dead by Faye Kellerman ( pb) 3***
    8. The Death of an Ambitious Woman by Barbara Ross  (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    9. Killing Custer by Margaret Coel  (nccls/hc) 4****
    10. The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna (nccls/pb) 4****
    11. Murder in the Air by Marilyn Levinson  (kindle) 3***
    12. The House by the Lake by Ella Carey (kindle) 2.5** $4.99
    13. Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr  (ccls /digital) 4****
    14. Aunt Bessie Joins by Diane Xarissa  (kindle) 3.5*** $2.99
    15. Rosemary's Gravy by Melissa Miller (kindle) 4****
    16. A Husband for Margaret by Ruth Ann Nordin (nook) 1*
    17. Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George (pb) 2**
    18. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (ccls/digital) 4****
    19. Murder Al Dente: A Southern Pasta Shop Mystery (bk 1) by Jennifer L. Hart $.99
    20. The Marble Mask by Archie Mayer (hc) 2**
    21. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich (ccls/audio)

    August
    1. The Retribution by Val McDermid  (nook ) 2**
    2. Firecrackered: An Essie Cobb mystery by Patricia Rockwell  3*** $2.99
    3. The Deal by Sabin Willett (pb) 3***
    4. Killer Road Trip  (sweet southern sleuths bk 5) by Hope Callaghan (kindle) **
    5. Snobbery with Violence by Marion Chesney (nccls) ***
    6. Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand  (ccls/audio) **
    7. Degree of Guilt by Richard North Patterson ( pb ) 3***
    8. The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett (nccls) 3***
    9. The Successor by Stephen W. Frey (nccls) 4****
    10. Executive Privilege by Philip Margolin  (nook) 3***
    11. The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow (nccls/digital) 5*****
    12. Talking God by Tony Hillerman (pb) 2.5**
    13. The) Unburied Dead by Douglas Lindsay (kindle) 2**
    14. Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet (nccls/audio) 3.5***
    15. The Girl at the Lion D'or by Sebastian Faulks (nccls/pb) 2**
    16. The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee  (ccls/digital) 4****
    17. The Body in the Wardrobe by Katherine Hall Page (nccls/digital) 3***
    18. Memories from Cherry Harvest by Amy Wachspress (nccls/pb) 2**
    September
    1. Songbird by Laci Barry Post (kindle)  2**  $3.79
    2. The Serpents Trail by Sue Henry (nccls/hc) 3***
    3. Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) 2.5**
    4. Miss Julia Inherits a Mess by Ann B. Ross  (ccls/digital) 2**
    5. Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton  (ccls/digital) 3***
    6. The Tooth of Time by Sue Henry (nccls/hc) 4****
    7. A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams ( ccls/digital) 3***
    8. Death with a Cherry on Top (twisted sisters ice cream bk 1 by Molly Dox 2.5**
    9. The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini (nccls/hc)3***
    10. Vanilla Baked Murder by Tom Soule ( kindle ) 2**
    11. Mistletoe and Murder (Presley Thurman myst bk 5 by Laina Turner (kindle) 1*
    12. Peppermint Pandemonium by Constance Barker (kindle) 2.5**
    13. A Death in Tuscany by Jennifer L Jennings ( kindle ) 3***
    14. Straight into Darkness by Faye Kellerman (pb)  4****
    15. Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguest by Sara Barton (kindle) 2.5**
    16. Manitou Canyon by William Kent Kreuger (nccls/hc) 4****
    17. Antiques Knock-Off by Barbara Allan (nccls/hc) 3***
    18. At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen (nccls/digital) 3.5***
    19. Mira's Cozy Birthday by Annette Morgan (kindle) 2**
    20. Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax (nccls/hc) 4****
    21. Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield (nccls/digital)  4****
    22. Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody ( nccls / digital ) 3***
    23. Murder Makes a Claim by Gillian Larkin (kindle) 2**
    24. Pistachio Lemon Glazed Murder (donut hole myst bk 12) by Susan Gillard 2**
    25. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (nccls/hc) 5*****
    26. Flight Patterns by Karen White (ccls/digital) 4****
    27. Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon bt Nancy Atherton  (nccls/hc) 3***
    28. Sick of Shadows by Marion Chesney  (nccls/hc) 3***

    October 
    1. Traveling Teas shop by Belinda Jones (nccls/pb) 3.5***
    2. Naomi's Story by Melanie Schmitt ( kindle ) 2.5**
    3. A Plot to Die For by C.A. Larmer 3***  $.99 
    4. British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier (nccls/hc) 3***
    5. Killer Christmas (Emma Wilde Holiday series bk 1) by Harper Lin (kindle) 2**
    6. Trader of Secrets by Steve Martini (nccls/hc) 2.5**
    7. Christmas Crazy (Zoe Donovan bk 3) by Kathi Daley (kindle) 2**
    8.  Rising Sun, Falling Shadow by Daniel Kalla (nccls/hc) 4 ****
    9. Bossy Cakes by K.P. Hilton (kindle) 2**
    10. Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas (kindle ) 3***
    11. Bound to Die: Strawberry Shores myst (bk 1) by Mak K. Hans (kindle) 2**
    12. Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo (nccls/hc) 4****
    13. The Gingerbread Cookie Murder by JoAnne Fluke (nccls/hc) 3***
    14. Winter's Child by Margaret Coel Wind River reservation series #20  (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    15. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro (nccls/hc) 4****
    16. Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand (nccls/hc) 4****
    17. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (nccls/hc) 4****
    18. A Fair Murder by Gillian Larkin (kindle) 1.5*
    19. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (nccls/hc) 4****
    20. Summer in a Small Town: Welcome to Icicle Falls/Treasure Beach by Sheila Roberts and Emilie Richards  (kindle) 2**  $1.99
    21. Pumpkin Pied by Karen MacInerney (kindle) 3***


    November
    1. Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson  (nccls/pb) 3.5***
    2. Unbound by Julie Kaewert (nccls/pb) 3***
    3. Taxed to Death by Debra Purdy Kong (kindle) 1*
    4. Unprintable by Julie Kaewert (nccls/pb) 3***
    5. Mirror Ball Man by Joel Brown (kindle) 3***
    6. Eternal Murder by Matthew Ismail  1947 Istanbul (nook) 2.5**
    7. (A) Shroud for Delilah by Anthea Fraser (kindle) 3.5***
    8. Pall Bearers and Pepperoni by Patti Benning (kindle) 3***
    9. Bacon Cheddar Murder by Patti Benning (kindle) 3***
    10. The Hollow Chest by Alice Tilton (pb) 2**


    December
    1. Dying Room Only by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/pb) 3***
    2. Paint by Murder by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/pb) 3.5***
    3. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flag (nccls/hc) 2***
    4. Fire When Ready by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/hc)
    5. Berried Alive by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/hc)

    6. Nightfall over Shanghai by Daniel Kalla  (nccls/hc) On Hold





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