Friday 56 #114 – Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs @KathyReichs

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Monday Mourning by Kathyr Reichs is another fabulous novel in the Temperance Brennan stand alone series.

This is the cover for my 1st edition hardback published in 2004.

Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan, #7)

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My 56

He told me and started to expound on the reasons for needing both bone ad tooth specimens. the clock said three-fifty. I cut him off.

(Page 56 in hardcover, published in 2004)

Book Beginnings

As the tune played inside my head, gunfire exploded in the cramped underground space around me.

GOODREADS BLURB: The bones of three young women are unearthed in the basement of a Montreal pizza parlor, and forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan has unsolved murder on her mind as she examines the shallowly buried remains. Coming up against a homicide cop who is convinced the dead have been entombed on the site for centuries, Tempe perseveres, even with her own relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan at a delicate turning point. In the lab, the clean, well-perserved bones offer few clues. But when Carbon 14 confirms her hunch that these were recent deaths despite the antique buttons found near the bodies, Tempe’s probing must produce answers quickly to stop a killer whose grisly handiwork has seen the light of day.

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Friday 56 #113 – Omerta by Mario Puzo #MarioPuzo

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Omerta by Mario Puzo is the conclusion of The Godfather series.

I don’t see the book jacket for my 1st edition hardback published in 2000. This one is close, except the dot is red, the background whiter and a novel is encased in shadow after Omerta.

Omerta

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My 56

The first bullet hit the Don square in the forehead. The second bullet tore out his throat. His blood spurted all over the sidewalk, showering yellow sunlight with pink drops.

(Page 56 in hardcover, published in 2000)

Book Beginnings

In the stone-filled village of Castellammare del Golfo, facing the dark Sicilian Mediterranean, a great Mafia Don lay dying. Vincenzo Zeno was a man of honor, who all his life had been loved for his fair and impartial judgment, his help to those in need, and his implacable punishment of those who dared to oppose his will.

GOODREADS BLURB: To Don Raymonde Aprile’s children he was a loyal family member, their father’s adopted “nephew.” To the FBI he was a man who would rather ride his horses than do Mob business. No one knew why Aprile, the last great American Don, had adopted Astorre Viola many years before in Sicily; no one suspected how he had carefully trained him … and how, while the Don’s children claimed respectable careers in America, Astorre Viola waited for his time to come.

Now his time has arrived. The Don is dead, his murder one bloody act in a drama of ambition and deceit — from the deadly compromises made by an FBI agent to the greed of two crooked NYPD detectives and the frightening plans of a South American Mob kingpin. In a collision of enemies and lovers, betrayers and loyal soldiers, Astorre Viola will claim his destiny. Because after all these years, this moment is in his blood …

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Friday 56 #112 – The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson @RidleyPearson

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The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson

This is the cover I have for my 1st edition hardback published in 1998.

Look at the cover closely, because there are all kinds of goodies hidden within.

The Pied Piper (Boldt / Matthews, #5)

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My 56

“Well, you little shit.” She grinned widely. “I love the way you operate, you rogue son-of-a-bitch. Have I told you that?”

(Page 56 in hardcover, published in 1998)

Book Beginnings

The train left the station headed for nowhere, its destination also its point of embarkation, its purpose not to transport its passengers, but to feed them.

GOODREADS BLURB: In Seattle, they’re calling him “The Pied Piper” because he comes in the night and takes children away. To police lieutenant Lou Boldt and psychologist Daphne Matthews, it’s clear this isn’t about a single lunatic or random kidnappings: these crimes are well orchestrated, well executed, and, most chilling of all, occurring in cities all over the country.

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Friday 56 #111 – The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson @JP_Books

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2014-03-25 02.46.13I don’t think there is anyone that hasn’t heard of James Patterson, but have you read The Big Bad Wolf? Another great thriller, suspense novel.

This is the cover I have for my 1st edition hardcover published in 2003, but the colors are more vibrant.

The Big Bad Wolf (Alex Cross, #9)

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My 56

“I’m Alex Cross, with the FBI,” I said to Brigid, who seemed tremendously self-assured for her age, especially during this crisis. “I think that your father is expecting me.”

(Page 56 in hardcover, published in 1999)

Book Beginnings

The Phipps Plaza shopping mall in Atlanta was a showy montage of pink-granite floors, sweeping bronze-trimmed staircases, gilded Napoleonic design, lighting that sparkled like halgen spotlights. A man and a woman watched the target – “Mom”- as she left Niketown with sneakers and whatnot for her three daughters packed under one arm.

GOODREADS BLURB: Alex Cross, Patterson”s black lawman hero, has left the D.C. police force for the FBI. But Cross was a star cop, so when the Bureau becomes aware that attractive white women are disappearing at an unusually high rate in the nation”s capital, Cross, despite still being in training at Quantico, is brought onto the case and is personally mentored by the Bureau”s director, earning the ire of some Feds but the support of others. Behind the disappearances is a sexual slavery operation run as a sideline by one of the more believable and most compellingly evil villains in the Patterson universe, the Wolf, a mysterious former KGB man who”s now the world”s top mobster. The narrative throughout is swift and varied, as Patterson cuts among the diabolical schemes of a Russian magnate who may be the Wolf, the plight of several kidnap victims, the dogged pursuit by Cross and company of the Wolf, and the hideous designs of the members of an encrypted computer chat room who pay the Wolf fortunes to snatch women who fit their fantasies. And there”s domestic drama, too, as the mother of Cross”s young son, Alex, decides that she wants her boy back. Full of plot surprises and featuring a balanced mix of intrigue, hard action and angst, the novel, on which Patterson notably does not share cover credit, grips from start to finish. The Alex Cross series remains Patterson”s finest, and this is the finest Cross in years.

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Friday 56 #110 – The Visionary by Don Passman #Don Passman

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2014-03-25 02.46.13I could not find my 1st edition hardback cover for The Visionary by Don Passman on Goodreads, but you can see the striped one with the end below.

The Visionary is about a psychic who sees horrifying murders.

The Visionary
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My 56

“I started to cry and the nurse hugged me. Her added touch intensified the visions. I knew that she had lost a baby from the beatings. And I saw into her future. She was in a hospital bed with her jaw wired shut. her face was black and blue. I tried to hold her so tightly that nothing could hurt her, and the harder I hugged, the more vivid the scene became. Finally I said to her, “Why do you let him beat you?”

(Page 56 in hardcover, published in 1999)

Book Beginnings

Lisa’s head snapped forward with such force ttat it almost hit the coffee table. Within moments she was sweating profusely, and the room seemed to pulsate around her.

My question to you:  Do you believe in psychics?

GOODREADS BLURB: Lisa Cleary has been plagued with psychic visions all her life. But now her visions are of horrifying murders. Detective Danny Talon is on an urgent mission to find the violent killer of three young women. Lisa and Danny each ask eminent psychiatrist Dr. Michael Rennick for help — and Rennick discovers the three of them are lost in the same web of murder…and the killer has them in sight.

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