Not a bad month, but I did read a couple story collections that were a little weak. Here's the list of books I read during August.
Revved! by Harry Paul & Ross Reck - Rev up your workplace by caring.
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde - Jack Spratt and the Nursery Crime Division investigate the Gingerbreadman's escape, exploding cucumbers, and the mystery of the fourth bear.
Snow Blind by P.J. Tracy - Although the Monkeewrench team does not have a large role in this mystery, it's an outstanding police procedural. The Minneapolis detectives look for someone who killed two cops and built snowmen around them.
The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R.T. Raichev - Manor house murder investigated by a msytery writer/librarian and a retired friend.
Killing Floor by Lee Child - The first Jack Reacher story in which he cleans up the town where his brother was killed.
Million Dollar Baby by Amy Patricia Meade - A first mystery in which Marjorie McClelland, a mystery writer, and millionaire Creighton Ashcroft find a body on Ashcroft's property in 1935. It would have been a better story if Ashcroft had been the featured character.
Talk to the Tail 'cause the whiskers ain't listenin'! by Revilo - Pet cartoons.
Down by the Riverside by Jackie Lynn - First mystery in which Rose Franklin, a divorced nurse, ends up in West Memphis, Arkansas, curious about a body found at a campground.
The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery - True story of the naturalist's pet pig that received a lot of love, and grew to 750 pounds and thirteen years.
The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library by Alice Kimberly - Penelope McClure, bookstore owner, and Jack, the ghost of a private eye, investigate when owners of a set of books about Poe die unexpectedly.
The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights by Faye Kellerman - Short story collection.
The Silver Anniversary Murder by Lee Harris - Chris Bennett receives a phone call saying a body is going to be found.
Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly by Robert Dalby - Charming first novel about a group of widows who scheme to save a dying grocery store by offering dancing.
The Mortician's Daughter by Elizabeth Bloom - A disgraced NYPD cop returns home to Massachusetts when her best friend's son is murdered.
The Oxygen Murder by Cammille Minichino - Gloria, a retired physicist, her husband Matt, and their friends are in NYC when Gloria discovers a dying woman in the apartment rented by Matt's niece.
The Cinco De May Murder by Lee Harris - On a trip to Arizona, Chris Bennett looks into the death twenty years earlier of a high school friend.
Mystery Writers of America Presents Death Do Us Part edited by Harlan Coben - Mystery story collection.
Opening Credits; CHINA BEACH -
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