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A review of Heart of Stone by C.E. Murphy

Public defender Margrit "Grit" Knight likes testing herself professionally and personally.  Which is why she's crazy enough to be jogging late at night in Central Park.  Though she takes a few risks, Grit is no fool.  She knows she has to be quick and wary.  The handsome man who accosts her may be wearing a business suit but there's something about him that has her spidey senses tingling.  And when she hears the next day of a murder in the park, Grit is ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
July 11, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner

A rash of star-studded murder-suicides has shaken the San Francisco Bay area more than the recent earthquakes and widowed forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett has been called in to investigate.  Her specialty is the psychological autopsy, in which her expertise as a trauma medical doctor and her skills as a psychiatrist are used to determine what the victims were thinking and feeling prior to their deaths.  All of the murder-suicide victims have ties to an ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
July 9, 2008 | 1 comment
A review of How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

Even if you've been living under a rock, you know that Sex and the City (SATC) was a smash hit for HBO and their latest theatrical release has landed them box-office success also.  But what did the other writers from the show do while ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
July 8, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Half Life by Shelley Jackson

I get excited about circus books.  Trapeze artists, tightrope walkers... I'm fascinated by all the color and sparkle, but I prefer it without the crowds and animals of the real circus.  Last summer I was really excited to read The Girls by Lori Lansens, which I thought would be ...read more

Reviewed by Kylee on
July 7, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Winter Study by Nevada Barr

It has been three years since Nevada Barr published her last mystery featuring National Park ranger, Anna Pigeon, but the wait was worth it because her new book  ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
July 5, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Feminine Mistake by Leslie Bennetts

I have a bunch of complaints about The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much by ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
July 3, 2008 | 2 comments
A review of Skeletons at the Feast by Christopher A Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian's twelfth novel, Skeletons at the Feast, follows the journey of a ...read more

Reviewed by Lesley - Central on
July 2, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of The Other by David Guterson

Oooh...what an unusual read.  David Guterson's new novel The Other follows two very different friends who first are ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
July 1, 2008 | 0 comments
A review of Diary of a South Beach Party Girl by Gwen Cooper

The book Diary of a South Beach Party Girl by Gwen Cooper tells the semi-autobiographical story of Rachel Baum, a Floridian native, who as a recent divorcee decides to turn life into a Studio 54 evening that never ends.  For those ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Central on
June 27, 2008 | 0 comments
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