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The Fifth Witness By Michael Connelly, Grand Central, 421 pages, $15.99 Criminal lawyer Mickey Haller ( The Lincoln Lawyer ) is weathering the tough economic times by picking up foreclosure business, defending those whose houses the banks are trying to seize. Then one of his real-estate clients is accused of murdering the banker who is trying to take her house, and Mickey is back in the criminal defence game.
Headhunters By Jo Nesbo, Translated by Don Bartlett, Random House, 265 pages, $19.95 If you thought Scandinavian crime fiction couldn’t get better than Steig Larson and Henning Mankell, you’re wrong.. Norway’s Jo Nesbo is better than either and this book is far and away his finest. Already a best-selling film in Europe and just sold for a U.S. version, Headhunters is smart, skillful, perfectly cast and full of twists that will keep you spinning. Nesbo has given his stalwart Oslo cop Harry Hole a rest. The headhunter is Roger Brown, the most successful in Norway.
I think it's possible to add things to the discussion without criticizing the list. If it were 10 best ecological SF novels, then yes, Dune would be a glaring omission. But I take this more as a conversation starter, that might lead to folks picking up and reading something they might've missed.
Jack and Marie were happy, finally, and they moved on with their lives. Marie began making preparations for their wedding and they decided to have the wedding in the fall, in late September. Marie was busy with making all the arrangements, Jack handing her the reins of total control to plan it any way she liked. Her mother, his mother, and his grandma helped plan it, and it came together beautifully. Marie wore a white dress, A-frame, with pearls beading along the front bodice, and a sash of red that matched the fall colored leaves decorating the tables of the reception.
JOE AND THE TEN MISTERS By Michael A. Kechula Mr. Sensible asked, “Do you need a woman at school who barely talks to you, when you already have one at home who acts the same way? Do you need more punishment? Why don’t you just quit chasing Sandra and walk away?”
Thomas opened his eyes, sitting up quickly, his sight adjusting to the heavy darkness in the room. Laying back down, he rubbed his eyes, trying to identify what had woken him. Glancing to his side he saw Sarah, her eyes closed, hair gently spread across the pillow under her head. He jumped when he heard a noise, coming from outside his room. Throwing the blanket off his legs, he swung them over the side, grabbing his sleeping pants off of the floor.