Crime and Murder

From Lynne Demestichas:

Long Lost, by Harlen Coben
A mystery told in a light-heated manner,this was a fun read.The plot moves from New England to Paris and back a few times,with a crazy cast of characters.A missing husband never returns to his wife Terese. Her daughter is gone also. Looking for the both of them is Terese’s love from many years back. How and why was he summoned to search two countries for these people he doesn’t even know? Or does he,and does he find them without getting into his own perilous situation? Used to reading heavy duty, serious mystery,this was a nice change.I might even read some more by this author! I even laughed a little bit which is something one normally doesn’t do when reading tales of crime and murder.

Flesh and Bone, by Jefferson Bass
Dr. Bill Brockton,forensic anthropologist,recreates a grisly murder,and his life becomes even more bizarre trying to solve it.In trying to unearth every piece of evidence, he finds himself incriminated by some over zealous detectives and has much bigger problems than the murder itself. Along with his old flame, Dr.Jess Stone,and Mirana Lovelady, his assistant at the Body Farm, Brockton suffers loss and despair,as the investigation takes many distarous turns. His unethical lawyer tries to help plea his innocence but seems to be making matters worse,so see what happens in this murder/trial/lovestory. Like CSI in a book.

Golden Reads reviews

From Lynne Demestichas:

Joop   A Novel of Anne Frank, by Richard Lourie
An interesting spin on the Anne Frank story.Who turned the family over to the Nazi’s? This book takes it’s reader to Holland, during the war and is gripping when descibing the traumatic lives of a family trying to make ends meet, did they even know of the Franks and their hiding place? Even though it is fiction, the details of war-torn Holland are true and haunting,as every page brings the reader closer to it’s suprising and sad ending.

The Associate, by John Grisham
Having ignored many a Grisham novel for many years..this one was a real fast page turner. With less courtroom action than most of his books, it centers on the college antics of a few boys, which later catches up with them with a cell phone video. Trying to escape blackmail and still hold a prestigious law career, the main character becomes his own private investigator, researching and hoping for and end to what is happening to him by others which could hurt him forever.

Once Were Cops, by Ken Braun
In poetic Irish prose, Ken Braun follows the life of a Guard in Ireland who’s only dream is to become a New York City policeman.Upon getting here and becoming a cop, he is also more than New York’s finest can handle. Having a psychotic personlality, this “new” cop leads a weird trail of murder, that is easily covered up by his daily policeman like routine. Even thought it was no surprise ending, I couldn’t wait to get there…but then wished there could be more.

Bones of Betrayal, by Jefferson Bass
Having never read any of the Body Farm novels, I was unaware of the great forensics that go on in Bass’s stories. In this great tale of the making of the Atomic Bomb, Bass takes us through history from the present, in interviews(all fictional) to the workings of the men who thought up and put the bomb together. A mystery intwined in this story made it really interesting to read. A simple photograph of murder leads our investigative character to try and solve all sorts of nuclear radiation problems.Purely a story, but with truth within the laboratory.Fascinating.