Earnestine B's Picks


Charlaine Harris

Recommended by: Earnestine B

    In Midnight Texas, Olivia Charity's past is unknown to the people in town. Manfred soon discovers something about her when he goes to Dallas for business. He sees her having dinner at the hotel where he is staying. She is with a couple Manfred hasn't ever seen. The next morning the couple is found dead in apparent murder/ suicide. But Manfred doesn't have long to ponder about this when he is embroiled in a sudden death of one of his patrons.

   So goes the 2 book in this series. Fans of Charlaine will enjoy these quirky people who live in Midnight


Jonathan Kellerman

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Homicide cop, Milo Sturgis can't stop worrying about the unsolved murders. Kathleen Hennepin was strangled and stabbed in her apartment. The one suspect had a solid alibi.

  Another victim is found murdered but not in the same way as Hennepin,had but their murders are similar. With Alex Delaware, Milo races to find the killer before there are more killings.

  Fans of Jonathan Kellerman will love this next installment of the Alex Delaware series.

The Wolf in Winter

John Connolly

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Prosperous, Maine has always been a tight community who shunned outsiders. The residents are wealthy and their children's future is bright. In the heart of Prosperous, is an ancient church that was brought stone by stone from England. The town has many secrets surrounding the church.

   Charlie Parker comes to Prosperous after a homeless man's death and the disappearance of his daughter are tied to the town. The citizens of Prosperous have no idea of the trouble headed their way.

   This is the 12th book in the series and it delivers. Connolly delivers in this new installment.

The Nightingale Before Christmas

Donna Andrews

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  This Christmas a vacant house is selected to be a show house. The local decorators will each have a room to decorate. Meg is pushed by Mother to be supervisor of all the decorators. Not an easy task, tempers flare and egos are in plenty supply.

  Some one is wreaking rooms and merchandise that the decorators had ordered has gone missing. When a the body of a much- hated decorator is discovered, Meg must work fast to find the killer before the open house.

  This is the 18th book of the Meg Langslow series. Its a good read.

The Skin Collector

Jeffery Deaver

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Lincoln Rhyme is facing a new predator, who is using the tunnels and basements, in New York City. Is he connected to the Bone Collector, who had terrorized the city.

  This predator tattoos his victims with poison ink. Is he a copy cat or is he doing this for some dark and sinister reason. It's up to Rhyme and his team to solve this mystery to keep  the death count from going up any further.

  Jeffery Deaver is a new author for me. I intend to read the earlier books in this series.

Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King

Recommended by: Earnestine B

   On a cold and foggy morning, people are lined up for the job fair. A stolen Mercedes emerges from the fog. It is headed straight toward the people in line. Eight are killed and many are wounded. The driver of the of the stolen car isn't found.

   Retired cop, Bill Hodges, is despondent because he couldn't bring the killer to justice. On the verge of suicide, he receives a letter from the killer. So starts the cat and mouse game, a game that could cost more innocents their lives.

   This is a thrilling ride. Stephen King delivers.

Midnight Crossroad

Charlaine Harris

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Midnight Texas is a small town that has seen better days. The town has just a few businesses that are open. The town also has few full-time residents.

  When newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, moves to Midnight he has a secret that the residents soon discover. Like Manfred, they also have their own secrets.

  This a new series that is a trilogy by Charlaine Harris. This a fantasy that has quirky characters that fans will love.

Death of a Policeman

M.C. Beaton

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Local police stations all over Scotland are being closed and Hamish McBeth fears his will be next. Detective Chief Inspector Blair takes this opportunity to send a young policeman, Cyril Sessions, to spy on Hamish.

  Hamish discovers the spy and he is determined to have a good report to headquarters. Unfortuately Cyril is found murdered and Hamish races to find his killer.



Recommended by: Earnestine B

Claire Mallory is finally settling into her dream house and enjoying the summer. Her daughter, Caron, and her friend Inez are volunteering at a Literary Council. The Council helps college students and immigrants learn to speak and read English.

When a Polish immigrant is dead at the Council, Claire quickly starts her own investigation into the murder. She quickly learns everything is not what it seems.

This is the 19th in the series. It's a good cozy.


Stephen King

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  In the second book of the Shining series,we catch up with a middle-aged Dan Torrance. He has drifted from place to place trying to deal with what happened to him at the Overlook when his dad had died. Dan has his own issues with alcohol. He finally settles down in a small town in New Hampshire and joins AA.

   He works in a nursing home and he got the name of Doctor Sleep. When a resident is close to death, he and a resident cat visits the person and eases them into their death.

    On the road there is a tribe of people driving RV's called the True Knot. They're looking for some special children with the same gift that Dan had as a child and still possess it. He is soon  teamed up with a teenager and they are doing their best to destroy the True Knot.

    Great sequel and fans of the Shining will like this new addition.