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Old 05-21-2011, 03:48 PM   #46
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i'd like to nominate The Scavengers's Daughter by Mike McIntyre

it was reviewed by GraceKrispy here and i have it in my library at smashwords and if it wins out it'll just make me purchase it sooner.

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GraceKrispy's review here:
http://www.gracekrispy.com/review-th...mike-mcintyre/

blurb from smashwords
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A Southern California self-storage unit filled with medieval instruments of torture…

A modern-day Torquemada hell-bent on updating the Spanish Inquisition…

An investigative reporter racing to connect the lurid dots…

Deadline has a whole new meaning.

Tyler West, suspended Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the San Diego Sun, is desperate for a scoop that will save his career. Defying a spiteful publisher and a vindictive homicide detective, he investigates the baffling deaths of several of San Diego's powerful, rich and famous. Police call the murders unrelated, but Ty uncovers a common link: torture devices last used during the Dark Ages, including the Iron Maiden, the Pear of Anguish, and the most sinister of all—the Scavenger's Daughter.

Ty is plunged into a mysterious world of medieval torture scholars, antiquities collectors, museum curators, and sadomasochists. Aided by photojournalist Melina "Mel" Koric, a former Bosnian War refugee, Ty must break the brilliantly conceived series of slayings that has cast a dark shadow over a city better known for its sun, sand and surf. The elusive killer goes by the name Friar Tom, in tribute to his hero, Tomás de Torquemada, the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. As Ty scrambles to unmask the monstrous zealot, he must juggle his investigation with his personal life: He pursues his lost love, Jordan Sinclair, an assistant district attorney, and continues to mentor inner-city kids at his youth golf clinics. With the city caught in an escalating nightmare of medieval mayhem, Ty is drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse that could cost him everything. Lightning-paced, intricately plotted and wildly suspenseful, The Scavenger's Daughter grabs the reader early and doesn't let go until its heart-pounding climax.


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http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/42188#longdescr
I'll third this.

Also, if anyone want to nominate another Lee Child, I'll be happy to second it .
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:04 PM   #47
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I'll second Vanishing Act.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:22 PM   #48
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Castle is one of my favorite television shows, so I would like to nominate its tie-in novel: Heat Wave by Richard Castle.

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A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. She's hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York's Finest. Pulitzer Prize-winning Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. His wise-cracking and meddling aren't her only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat.

I'd also like to nominate Naked in Death by J.D. Robb.

From Amazon:

In the very first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas gets involved with Roarke, a suspect in her latest murder case. But passion and seduction have rules all their own.

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Old 05-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #49
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Castle is one of my favorite television shows, so I would like to nominate its tie-in novel: Heat Wave by Richard Castle.
I love Castle! I'll 2nd the nomination.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:38 PM   #50
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I'd also like to nominate Naked in Death by J.D. Robb.

From Amazon:

In the very first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas gets involved with Roarke, a suspect in her latest murder case. But passion and seduction have rules all their own.
I've read Naked in Death and it's just a murder mystery with some romance tossed in. So it really doesn't fit this month's category.

And speaking of this month's category, I could use two nods to The Firm
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:03 PM   #51
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I haven't read Naked in Death, but I saw that Amazon categorized it as romantic suspense, which I believe would fit the thriller/suspense category we have for this month.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:15 PM   #52
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Jon, I will second The Firm.

Will you third The Eiger Sanction?
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:21 PM   #53
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I haven't read Naked in Death, but I saw that Amazon categorized it as romantic suspense, which I believe would fit the thriller/suspense category we have for this month.
But having read it, it's not suspense. It's just a murder mystery story.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #54
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Will you third The Eiger Sanction?
I'll third The Eigher Sancation.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:18 PM   #55
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Post #2 with nominations is updated to this point.

It looks like we have 6 fully nominated books (also listed in post #1).

Please let me know of any errors.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:32 PM   #56
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Is it sad that I nominated the Maltese Falcon, but now that someone mentioned it I would love to do The Eiger Sanction? <grin>

Then again I guess that's what this is all about, finding books that you might not have read otherwise.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:34 PM   #57
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With my final nomination I'll second Bangkok 8.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:10 AM   #58
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:48 AM   #59
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It's a struggle finding anything that is available to me in ebook form from the remaining list. I'll third The Firm and second The Blue Nowhere.
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I'll nominate Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan. It's sounds like a thriller/suspense/scifi.
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