Infamy (A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller) by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Publication Date: September 20, 2016

 

Infamy (A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller) by Robert K. Tanenbaum, thriller series book reviewAn army veteran kills an officer and claims that he’s was compelled to do so as a result of mind control experiments. When an influential criminal defense attorney with important friends steps up to defend the soldier, defense attorney Roger “Butch” Karp knows there’s more to this case than meets the eye. Infamy is the 28th book in the Butch Karp — Marlene Ciampi Thriller Series.

 

 

 

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Rabid Reader’s Valentine’s Day book recommendations

Over the past years, we reviewed tons of romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery books and we would like to take the opportunity to present and share some book reviews for Valentine’s day 2017. This is just a short list of books that readers may enjoy. Don’t forget to check out our other book reviews. Check out our romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery reviews.

 

 

Veronica Scott, science fiction, romance and a U.S. Today best-selling author, released Trapped on Talonque last year. Be sure to check out the latest review of the Sector series.

 

 

 

A classic everyone that enjoys adventure mixed with romance will like A Kiss at Kilhali by the New York Times best-selling author, Ruth Harris.

 

 

 

If you are into romantic suspense, try out The Rigid Rules by Christina Thompson. Readers with a passion for mysteries that contain elements of romance novels will enjoy Thompson’s Chemical Attraction series.

 

 

 

If you’re a fan of romance, particularly Regency, try out Sense and Sensuality by Alicia Quigley. This is a well-polished novel Quigley’s characters are witty, fast and wonderfully framed.

 

 

 

Andrea Weir’s A Foolish Consistency is a high-octane drama piece that gives readers the impression they are reading a real-life story. If you love reading romance novels with lots of ups and downs, this is the book for you.

 

 

 

Readers that have a knack for typical cozy mystery books should check out Hide nor Hair by Jo-Anne Lamon Reccoppa. The story takes place in New Jersey and contains everything that makes up a great cozy mystery. Also, check out the review of the first book, New Math is Murder.

 

 

Another cozy mystery series worth reading is Chef Maurice Series by J.A. Lang. If you are seeking a culinarian cozy mystery series with a dash of humor, be sure to check out Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle. You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by the New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn, is a fun and interesting historical story. This book is the fourth one in a series. If you love Regency novels, be sure not to miss out on this series.

 

 

 

Playing Charlie Cool is a charming romance novel and the third book in the Trager Family Secrets series by the best-selling author, Laurie Boris. A smooth flow, great writing, clever plotting and wonderfully, fleshed-out characters make this book endearing to read.

 

 

 

What would a romantic recommendation reading list be without the author Ellie Campbell? In Meddling With Murder Cathy O’Farrell and her band of Crouch End crazies from Looking for La La are finally back. Cozy mystery readers that are looking for a book with beautifully ridiculous plot elements and a touch of humor will not want to pass up on this series.

Clownfish Blues (Serge Storms Book 21) by Tim Dorsey

Publication Date: January 24, 2017

 

Clownfish Blues: A Novel (Serge Storms) by Tim DorseySerge and Coleman are on the road in a Route 66 homage-type expedition. Their plan is to go town, taking temporary jobs at leisure, making sure they hit all of the high points including the bedding of a local that everyone knows happens during the commercial breaks. They soon notice a lottery manipulating scheme with everyone involved from small town convenience store owners to the big guys. In keeping with their quest, it’s time to get in on the action.

 

 

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Rules for Revenge: A Declan McIver Novel (Black Shuck Thriller Series) by Ian Graham

Publication Date: October 2, 2016

 

Rules for Revenge: A Declan McIver Novel (Black Shuck Thriller Series) by Ian GrahamAfter the thwarting a terrorist attack in which officials believe he was involved, Declan McIver is lying low with his pregnant wife. When bombs go off again, Declan is caught up in a plot that could expose him and his wife and jeopardize their safety. Can he, with the help of a secretive MI6 officer, stop the terrorists in time?

Rules for Revenge is the second novel in the Black Shuck Thriller Series.

 

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Hidden by James Patterson and James O. Born

Publication Date: January 3, 2017

 

Turned down by the Navy SEALS, Mitchum is happy to be the guy folks turn to when they need help in his small hometown in upstate New York. When his 14-year-old cousin, Bailey Mae goes missing, he sets out to solve the most important case of his career.

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Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson

Publication Date: August 26, 2008

 

Caterer Goldy Schultz is setting up for a library holiday brunch when she thinks she sees Sandee Brisbane, the woman that killed her husband, in the stacks. The catch is that up until that moment, Goldy and everyone else thought that Sandee was dead. When a former D.A. is found dead, Goldy is pulled into a murder mystery that seems focused on sweet revenge.

Sweet Revenge is a mystery novel that includes 10 recipes.

 

 

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Mythology 101 by Jody Lynn Nye

Publication Date: November 23, 2014

 

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Keith Doyle discovers the existence of a class of fairy tale folk led by a teacher named “The Master” living under the library at Midwestern University just after his fellow committee members and he decide to bulldoze their home.  His crush, Marcy, is a member of the class and Keith is desperate to make her happy and save her fellow classmates … with their help. Can they work together and save the building in time?

 

 

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Trapped On Talonque: (A Sectors SF romance) by Veronica Scott

Publication Date: August 21, 2016

 

VS_Trapped_on_TalonqueTrapped on Talonque by Veronica Scott is the fifth book in the Sectors series. Bithia had been placed in a sleep-like stasis by her people thousands of years before and now sleeps as the captive of a primitive and war-like people that view her as a deity. When they capture Space Marine Nate Reilly and his men, they’re brought before Bithia and she wakes temporarily and forms a psychic link with him. Bithia will guide Nate and his men but the path is treacherous.  He alone can save her but will he succeed?

 

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Gathering Prey by John Sandford

Publication Date: October 22, 2015

 

js_gathering_preyLetty, adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, gets a call from a woman that considers herself a “Traveler.” Travelers are young people that roam the states peacefully. The woman’s fellow Travelers have started dying and she suspects foul play and is frightened she might be next. Letty insists on going to get her friend. Lucas is sure that there is nothing to the woman’s fear but insists on going with his daughter to protect her. What he finds is what they never expected.

 

 

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The Grave Man – A Sam Prichard Mystery by David Archer

Publication Date: August 26, 2015

 

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Retired cop, Sam Pritchard, is going stir-crazy. He was shot on the job and worked hard to regain mobility. When he’s asked to find a missing child, he can’t pass up the case; however, little does he know the rabbit hole it’ll take him down.

 

 

 

 

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