A Lesson in Chemistry

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Jillian Stone
A Lesson in Chemistry
In 1887 London,” forensics” is a new science being used to fight crime.  Archibald Bruce is the Director of the Crime Laboratory for the Criminal Investigations Division of Scotland Yard whose typical day is spent collecting and testing evidence, dealing with explosives and creating new devices.  In his spare time he is a Professor of Chemistry at the university where he meets Fiona Rose.  Archie finds love, rescues Agent Phineas Gunn and becomes entangled in a mission to stop an arms dealer from supplying weapons and explosives to anarchist factions throughout Europe and the Americas.  Readers familiar with the Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series will be familiar with Archie who is an important character, but not one of the major characters.  I am glad to learn more about him and hope that he becomes the focus of a future novel.  The titles in the series are:  “An Affair with Mr. Kennedy” bk 1, “A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis” bk 2 and “A Private Duel with Agent Gunn” bk 3.  This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Diana Gabaldon
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows
What happened to Jerry Mackenzie and his wife, Marjorie who were mentioned in Gabaldon’s novel “An Echo in the Bone”?  We know that their son Roger Mackenzie is an orphan but his parent’s demise was never explained.  This novella tells their story.  Jerry Mackenzie was recruited to spy on the Germans by taking aerial photographs in Poland.  While on a training exercise to test this new technology, he crashes in Northumbria but his body was never found. His widow, Marjorie, was killed in the London blitz but before she dies she sees Jerry again. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

The Book Case

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Nelson De Mille
The Book Case
Otis Parker owns the Dead End Bookstore in Manhattan.  An employee finds him dead in his shop.  He was killed by a fallen bookcase.  Was it a bizarre accident or premeditated murder?  Detective John Corey must solve this puzzle, a clever locked room mystery, with an unusual choice for a murder weapon.  This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

 

Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story

From  Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Lee Child
Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story
There are four political liaison officers; one of them is a traitor. Reacher goes undercover to discover who the mole is and who she is working for. The short story format never gives the reader a chance to get to know the characters or to get involved with the plot. The resolve came about too quickly. I wish the story was longer because the premise was interesting and I liked Reacher. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

No Time Left

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  David Baldacci
No Time Left
Frank Becker is just your average guy. He blends into the crowd, you don’t even notice him. The only remarkable thing about him is that he is very good at his job. He is a professional hit man. No questions asked, no remorse, he just kills his target and collects his payment. So when an old man hires him to kill a young woman,  he boards a train, stabs her to death, and disappears in a very permanent way…You know what is going to happen, Baldacci gives you definite clues, but the ending still makes you think. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle

Petulant French Sculptor, His Quest for Immortality and the Real Story of the Statue of Liberty

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Elizabeth  Mitchell
Petulant French Sculptor, His Quest for Immortality and the Real Story of the Statue of Liberty
Mitchell portrays French sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, in an unfavorable light. She depicts him as man obsessed with finding a venue for his colossal statue because it would be a way to immortalize him. Under the guise of a gift to the United States, he struggled for years to collect funds for the project. He travelled across America and expressed his disdain for the people, food, culture and the land. He said his statue would be “Liberty enlightening the World,” but according to Mitchell’s opinion, it sounds like the sculptor could have used some enlightenment. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

Stop the Wedding! A Romantic Comedy

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Stephanie Bond
Stop the Wedding!  A Romantic Comedy
Annabelle Coakley’s widowed mother is getting married to Martin Castleberry. This is not good news. Castleberry is a playboy movie star. He has been married five times before and each wife is younger than her predecessor. Annabelle is a divorce lawyer, she has dealt with the pain and suffering of divorce. She does not want her mother to get hurt, so she must stop this wedding. Clay is Martin’s son. He is used to cleaning up his father’s messes. He wants to end this relationship before his father makes another big mistake. They are both on the same mission but never on the same track. It’s the formula for a humorous, light read. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

Extraction

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Preston Douglas
Extraction
This is a fairytale gone terribly wrong. Pendergast tells his ward the story of an event that happened during his childhood in New Orleans French Quarter. Children in his neighborhood believed that old Maurus Dufour, who lived in a decaying mansion, was the tooth fairy. They would leave their teeth in a wooden box on his porch and even though they received no reward, they would be safe from Dufour’s revenge. One day Pendergast stole his brother’s tooth from the box, his brother went missing for a day, and Uncle Everett, who went to Dufour’s home, never returned. Pendergast and his father went to the mansion and made a gruesome discovery. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

The Playground

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Ray Bradbury
The Playground
Charles Underhill wants to protect his 3 year old son Jim from bullies in the playground. Memories of his own tortured childhood keep him awake at night and he vows that his son will not suffer the same horrors. He makes a pact with the mysterious playground manager but only after the pact is set does he discover the true nature of the deal. Sometimes the subtle horrors are the most chilling; this is the case with Bradbury’s short story. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.

 

Racing with the Wind

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Regan Walker
Racing with the Wind
Hugh Redgrave, Marquis of Ormond, is the only son of the Duke of Albany.  He is a reputed rake and leading a secret life as a spy/thief for the Prince Regent. There is unrest in France after Napoleon’s defeat. A double agent is passing along British intelligence. Hugh must uncover the agent’s identity. Lady Mary Campbell is the headstrong, rebellious, intelligent niece of Lord Baynes, who is a diplomat for the Prince Regent. She continually places herself in grave danger to thwart a Prussian plot against the king. If the enemy doesn’t kill her, Hugh might…This is the first book in the Agents of the Crown Trilogy. This exclusive Kindle eBook is available on our circulating Paperwhite Kindle.