Monthly Archives: November 2010

Detective Lauriant Investigates: A Death in a Ditch Graham R. Wood 2001

in the early 1960s a Paris detective goes to a small town in southwest France to solve the murder of a long-time foreign resident   Advertisements

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Smash Cut Steven Womack 1991

a down-on-his-luck public relations man takes the case of a mogul trying to buy a never-commissioned nuclear power plant in Louisiana, which is opposed by the governor’s daughter, the head of the state’s film commission

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Murder Manual Steven Womack 1998

the PI POV’s pregnant girlfriend is unhappy and doesn’t want to talk to him, and what should be an easy job seeing if an inspirational writer is cheating on his wife goes pear-shaped; the atypical prologue helps; Nashville

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This Old Murder Valerie Wolzien 2000

a building contractor accepts an offer to have a rehab job appear on TV, then is appalled by how much it interferes with her work, and worse, the show’s host looks unhappily familiar  

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An Anniversary to Die For Valerie Wolzien 2002

everyone comes to their anniversary party including the woman who’s just been acquitted of trying to murder her husband with said husband; Connecticut small town; nicely cozy  

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The Calling Inger Ash Wolfe 2008

a police chief in a small Ontario town copes with her failing body, a murder, and her mother; small town police forces; I read the first chapter prologue but for the rest of the book read only police POVs; religious … Continue reading

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The Poisoned Serpent Joan Wolf 2000

in the reign of King Stephen, a noble goes to Yorkshire where he was raised to prove a knight innocent of murder

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