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Book Cover Image. Title: Gone with a Handsomer Man, Author: Michael Lee West

Gone with a Handsomer Man

Michael Lee West

I just love the idea of an out-of-work pastry chef who gets accused of offing her fiancé -- the minute she climbed a tree and started throwing peaches at that deadbeat, she had me hooked! Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvis Cole Series #1), Author: Robert Crais

The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvis Cole Series #1)

Robert Crais

Robert Crais' books are fast-paced and tightly structured -- and his protagonist, Elvis Cole, is snarky enough to have been born in Jersey.
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Book Cover Image. Title: Oath of Office, Author: Michael Palmer

Oath of Office

Michael Palmer

I just got my hands on an Advance Reading Copy of Michael Palmer's Oath of Office which hits stores February 14th, 2012. It's a chilling, thrilling race against time involving government conspiracies and very, very bad guys. Like the best kind of movie, you'll want to bring along your popcorn while reading--but then again, maybe not. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The Black Ice (Harry Bosch Series #2), Author: Michael Connelly

The Black Ice (Harry Bosch Series #2)

Michael Connelly

This is one of Michael Connelly's earlier works, and it's one of my favorites. His protagonist, Harry Bosch, is compelling, and Connelly's knowledge of police procedure is awesome.  Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: Come Home, Author: Lisa Scottoline

Come Home

Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is always awesome, but her latest book (which comes out in April 10, 2012 -- I got an early copy) held me spellbound because she has such an eye for describing complicated family relationships (and I know complicated family relationships!). Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The Godwulf Manuscript (Spenser Series #1), Author: Robert B. Parker

The Godwulf Manuscript (Spenser Series #1)

Robert B. Parker

The music of Robert B. Parker's written word is always pitch perfect. His books are beautifully spare. His protagonist, Spenser, is my hero. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: "A" Is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Series #1), Author: Sue Grafton

"A" Is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Series #1)

Sue Grafton

This is the reason I chose not to make my protagonist a P.I.: I knew I couldn't measure up to the alphabet series starring Kinsey MillhoneBuy Now