Terrific month for books. I finished eighteen books, including two of the best of the year - George D. Shuman's 18 Seconds and The Saddlemaker's Wife by Earlene Fowler. Here's the list of books I read during April.
The Dead Beat by Marilyn Johnson - An examination of the golden age of obituary writing, the people who do it, and the newspapers who carry unusual obits.
Why My Wife Thinks I'm An Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad by Mike Greenberg. Journals of a few years by Mike, from Mike & Mike in the Morning, sports radio show, with a focus on his family life.
The Ribbon Murders by Sharon Ervin - First mystery introducing cub reporter Jancy Dewhurst & Agent Jim Willis from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as they team up to find the killer who targets men and ties blue ribbons to their penises.
18 Seconds by George D. Shuman - First mystery featuring a blind woman who sees dead people's last eighteen seconds of thoughts.
Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer - A film director & a Green Beret fight mutual attraction whle teaming up when everything goes wrong on a movie shoot.
Working with You is Killing Me by Katherine Crowley & Kathie Elster - Freeing yourself from emotional traps at work.
All in One Piece by Cecelia Tishy - When psychic Reggie Cutter's tenant is murdered & she's a target, she takes matters into her own hands.
Moving is Murder by Sara rosett - First mystery introducing Ellie Avery, an Air Force wife who stumbles upon murder in the squadron's neighborhood.
My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman - Fredericka Hatch looks back to the eyar she was sixteen, and the disruption to her family when her father's ex-wife moves onto the same college campus.
The Alpine Recluse by Mary Daheim - The latest Emma Lord mysery in which the newspaper publisher hunts a hermit who might be a witness to arson and murder.
Destroying Angels by Gail Lukasik - First mystery in which a cancer survivor hiding out as a reporter suspects local deaths are murders in Egg Harbor, WI.
The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family by Mike Leonard - The NBC reporter packs up his aging parents and a couple grown children for a month-long RV trip.
Madame Mirabou's School of Love by Barbara Samuel - A divorcee learns to live with herself & plans a future life with the perfume shop she always wanted.
A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation by Catherine Allgor - Biography of the President's wife who created the position of First Lady, and helped to unite the country.
If You LIved Here, I'd Know Your Name by Heather Lende - The newspaper columnist in Haines, Alaska reports on life and death in her small town.
PostSecret by Frank Warren - Secrets sent on postcards to the author.
Murder Most Crafty ed. by Maggie Bruce - Mystery story collection featuring crafts, written by Jan Burke, Margaret Maron, and others.
The Saddlemaker's Wife by Earlene Fowler - When Ruby McGavin lost her husband, she discovered a family he lied about, and the secrets they keep hidden.
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