Dead Scared

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  S.J. Bolton
Dead Scared
What is happening in Cambridge? An alarming rate of student suicides are occurring. DI Lacey Flint goes undercover to discover if the deaths are a suicide cult or murders. She confronts danger at every turn but what scares her most is her reaction to her partner, Mark Joesbury, and his turquoise eyes. It is an intense mystery with a hint of romance.

Shutter

From Rosemarie Jerome
Shutter [videorecording]
 This is one creepy, scary movie.  I watched the original Thai movie which was made in 2004 and one of the U.S. remakes  from 2008. The Thai  version is much darker but they are both edge of your seat psychological thrillers similar to “The Grudge.”
A young couple is driving down a dark, disserted road and they hit a young woman. In shock and confusion, they drive away instead of stopping  and so begins the guilt and fear.  Shortly after the accident, the young man, who is a professional photographer, begins to notice strange visions  through his camera lens and white streaks across his photos.  The couple also begins to feel a presence in his apartment and bizarre things begin  to happen.  As they start investigating the weirdness intensifies and shocking secrets immerge.  Don’t want to give away too much but it is a film  that will keep you up at night, it is hard to forget and like “Psycho” it will have you peeking into dark places.

The Dead Travel Fast

Ftrom Rosemarie Jerome
author: Raybourn, Deanna
The Dead Travel Fast
Theodora Lestrange wants to be a writer.  When her childhood friend, Cosmina, invites her to Transylvania she sees it as an opportunity to explore the world beyond Scotland.  Cosmina told her stories of vampires, werewolves, strange rituals and exotic landscapes, this would be the perfect place for inspiration.  She soon realizes that legend and truth are entwined and murder and secrets abound.  Who do you trust when everyone has a motive to kill?  Is falling in love with a monster?  Can she escape?  Does she want to?  This gothic suspense will keep you guessing till the end and beyond.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

From Monica Salo
author: Larsson, Stieg
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest   
The final book of Larsson’s trilogy is fast-paced and thrilling.  The book continues where the Girl Who Played with Fire left off.  We find Lisbeth in a hospital, shot in the head and accused of multiple murders.  Our favorite hacker is without devices to help prove her innocence.  Mikael Blomkvist sets out to aid her and help clear the charges against Lisbeth.  Many of the characters, who were an ally of Lisabeth’s during the first two books, play a part in helping unravel the mystery.  The mystery involves many components including a secret agency, top ranking officials in the government, and Lisbeth’s father who was a Soviet defector.  The ending is bitter-sweet, knowing that we will never see Larsson’s memorable characters again.

Think of a Number

From Lynne Demestichas
author: Verdon   John
Think of a Number
Scary, gruesome,and intriguing? John Verdon has given us all this and more,in his new and first book.Written like those authors whose books  keep coming out year after year,there is a great plot to this story and Verdon is a natural spine-tingler.The evidence of a few grizzly murders  narrows down to having a strange numerical twist, leaving a small-town police force reeling from their inability to decipher and solve the  whole case.There are alot of underlying sub-stories making Think of a Number an interesting yet freaky book, and I welcome Verdon as the  new mystery writer on the block!

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16)

From Margie Hartough
author: Evanowich, Janet
Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16)
Summer is a great time to visit cool friends,   Stephanie, Lula, Connie, Grandma Mazur, Ranger, Morelli and they’re back with another adventure.  Cousin Vinny has gone missing and owes a lot of money for gambling debt. If Vinny goes down so does the bond agency and Stephanie has to do whatever it takes to save it, even listening to Lula’s crazy plans. Also Stephanie has  inherited a lucky bottle from Uncle Pip, which is supposed to bring luck.  Good luck or back luck no one knows! And the off again on again romance with Morelli is off, but Ranger is on this summer.  It’s just all fun!

What Remains of Heaven

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Harris, C.S.
What Remains of Heaven
Sebastian St. Cyr does not believe in coincidences. Two men have met their demise in an ancient crypt, but their murders occurred thirty years apart.   When he is asked to investigate the murder of the outspoken Bishop of London, who has many powerful enemies, he is foiled by lies and secrets.  Is the motive politics, revenge or blackmail gone wrong?  Can he solve it before he suffers the same fate?  Each book in this mystery series, that takes place in 18th century England, offers a new surprise about the main characters.  This fifth adventure unearths shattering news.  The other titles in the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery series are What Angels Fear, When Gods Die, Why Mermaids Sing, When Serpents Sleep.  The sixth book, Where Shadows Dance, will be available in March 2011.

Village of the Ghost Bears

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Jones, Stan
Village of the Ghost Bears
Eight people killed in a fire; frozen bodies found on the tundra; is it all part of a cover-up?  Revenge?  A serial killer?  State Trooper Nathan Active’s beat is the remote Arctic Alaskan town of Chukchi and his investigation is complicated by the weather, the terrain and the culture of the region.  The plot twists, unique characters and glimpses of the Alaskan wilderness make this a quick and engaging read.  This is the fourth novel in the Nathan Active Mystery series which includes White Sky; Black Ice; Shaman Pass and Frozen Sun.

The Black Hand

from Rosemarie Jerome
author: Will Thomas
The Black Hand
This is the fifth book in the Barker & Llewelyn series which includes:  Some Danger Involved, To Kingdom Come, The Limehouse Text, and The Hellfire Conspiracy.  Set in Victorian London, the series contains all the elements for an enjoyable read; it has action, romance, humor, intrigue and quirky characters that you just love reading about.  Each book deals with a different ethnic group, so you discover a part of London society that is not often covered in historical thrillers.  Thomas Llewelyn gains more shocking insights about his elusive employer with each book, so that adds to the fun.  The Black Hand takes you into the mirky world of the Mafia.  Baker & Llewelyn, who are private enquiry agents, are asked to assist the Thames Police with their murder investigation.  When it is discovered that each victim received a cryptic Black Hand message prior to their death, the Mafia becomes a suspect and our heroes become a target.

Changes : a novel of the Dresden files

From Rosemarie Jerome
author: Butcher, Jim
Changes : a novel of the Dresden files
Being the 12th book in the Dresden Files series, we have seen Harry fight demons, vampires, ogres, rogue wizards, werewolves and other nefarious creatures to help others and save the world but now he must face his past.  In his latest case he must save the daughter, he never knew he had, from an old enemy.  Harry, the wisecracking wizard investigator, becomes a darker character filled with somber desperation facing a no win situation.  The Dresden Files (from first to last):  Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Night, Small Favor, Turn Coat and Changes.