Teenager Rita Shelford needs a new identity. She contacts Jane Whitefield, who retired from helping people disappear in order to devote more time to her husband, Carey. Rita was a maid in Florida working in the home of mobster Bernie "the Elephant." Bernie was responsible for squiring away money for mob families all around the country for many years. The mobsters think Bernie has been killed, but he's still alive and is plagued by memory problems. He and Jane hatch a plan to give away all the billions to charity. When the mob suspects that their riches are being diverted, it makes them even more determined to find Rita. Will Jane be able to keep Bernie and Rita safe? Blood Money is the fifth book in the Jane Whitefield series.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
A boy awakes to find his mother gone and a snowman outside wearing her scarf. Inspector Harry Hole and his colleagues are called to the home and slowly realize that the case and clues are similar to other cases of mothers who have disappeared. Harry is also troubled by the fact that he's received a letter from the perpetrator, whom the Oslo police nickname "the Snowman." Soon, one of the women is found brutally murdered and Harry realizes that they are on the trail of a serial killer. With Harry being the only Norwegian policeman to have received serial killer training in the U.S., he's the perfect person to catch him. The Snowman is the seventh book in the Harry Hole series, but only the fourth to be published in the U.S. It will be released next month.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Reverend Clare Fergusson has just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. The eighteen months away from the man she loves, police chief Russ Van Alstyne, have seemed like an eternity. In their hometown of Millers Kill, New York, Clare has joined a support group for Iraq war veterans. Each is dealing with different after-effects of the war, ranging from substance abuse to excessive violence, memory loss and an extramarital affair conducted in-country. When one of the group dies and Russ delivers a verdict of suicide, the surviving members believe it was murder and work together to prove this fact. This seventh book of the Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne mystery series concentrates on exploring the impact of war on the returning veterans, along with the continuing relationship of Clare and Russ.