the templar legacy

From ADELE GRESSER

Title:  the templar legacy

Author:  steve berry

COTTON MALONE SLIDES INTO A CLOAK AND DAGGER WORLD WHEN HE IS CLLED BACK FROM RETIREMENT.WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WEALTH AND POSSESSIONS OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. THERE WAS AN ANCIENT CONSPIRACY ABOUT THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. COTTON MALONE IS GOING OUT ALL THE WAY TO FIND IT OUT. HE FINDS RUTHLESS PEOPLE IN POWER AND SHATTERS THEIR DEATHY POWER.

Next life might be kinder

From Catherine Given

Author:  Howard Norman

Title:   Next life might be kinder  

Some books are easy – they give us free choice to dip into their pages — others hold us captive. This one’s hold was surprisingly fierce. In Next Life Might Be Kinder, Sam, a newly married writer/birdwatcher and Elizabeth, his gentle wife who is writing her dissertation, set up housekeeping in an apartment in an old Halifax hotel.

Howard recounts their dreamy, Zen-like existence, enlivened once a week by dance lessons, shattered to smithereens by Elizabeth’s murder. Norman depicts Sam’s devastation in a spell-binding, no-frills, stream-of-consciousness style.

Peter, an egomaniacal filmmaker, breaks through Sam’s numbing grief when he makes him an offer for the couple’s tragic story – one Sam feels he can’t refuse. Violation of Sam’s privacy and desecration of his memories of Elizabeth ensue, putting Sam’s ethics and his patience with Peter, to the test.

 

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

From adele gresser

Title:  PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

Author:  GERALDINE BROOKS

 

a RELIGIOUS BOOK  FOUND IN Sarajevo and a young lady from Australia, Hannah Heath, noted for her supreme talent of repairing old artifacts, was asked to appraise whether it was truly the ancient Sarajevo HAGGADA. THE WORLD BELEVED THE GERMANS HAD DESTROYED ALL JEWISH BOOKS. HANNA FINDS IN THE BOOK’S BINDING A SERIES OF TINY ARTIFACTS IN ITS BINDING:an insert wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals and a white hair. To learn about how each of the components, you will need to read this enlightening book.

The devil’s cave : a Bruno, chief of police novel

From  Eileen Effat

Author:  Martin Walker

Title:  The devil’s cave : a Bruno, chief of police novel

This is the fifth in a series featuring Bruno Courreges, the Chief of Police in a small French village in the Dordogne.  A naked dead woman is found floating down the River Vezere in a small boat with a large black candle and a decapitated cockerel.   Evidence of a Black Mass ritual?  As the investigation proceeds, the shady dealings of a local real estate firm indicate strong ties to the murder.  For a genuine flavor of the Dordogne—-cooking, agriculture, people, wine, lifestyle, economy, and history—- this is an enjoyable cozy mystery series.