I had company for a week, so that's my excuse for only reading thirteen books in August. Of course, if you believe the most recent telephone poll (which I don't), that's more books than most people read in a year. If it's true, I'm glad I don't know any of those people.
Here's my list for August.
Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson - An Idaho sheriff has to protect a possible Presidential candidate from an assassination attempt.
The Titan's Cure by Rick Riordan - Third in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series. Percy goes to San Francisco with Zeus' daughter in an attempt to save his friend, Annabeth, from the monster uprising.
Agnes and The Hitman by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer - Agnes, a food columnist, suddenly becomes a target, and a hitman shows up to protect her.
Doctor Syn by Russell Thorndyke - Story of Dr. Syn, who is a vicar and the Scarecrow, and the smugglers of Romney Marsh.
Fire Prayer by Deborah Turrell Atkinson - Storm Kayama's old friend is in trouble on Moloka'i. His wife's been murdered, his son's on the run and there's a history of violence on the island.
The Lincoln Highway - Michael Wallis & Michael S. Williamson - Coast-to-coast on the Lincoln Highway, New York City to San Francisco.
A Cursed Inheritance - Kate Ellis - Another combination of cold case, current case and archaeology in the Wesley Peterson series. This one connects a twenty-year-old slaying with a recent murder, and an archaeological site in Virginia.
Prime Time - Hank Phillippi Ryan - Charlie McNally, a TV investigative reporter, digs into the truth behind a supposed suicide, while worrying if she's too old, at 46, for television.
Paths Not Taken - Simon R. Green - John Taylor goes back in time to discover the origins of the Nightside.
Book Crush - Nancy Pearl - Recommended books for kids and teens.
The Manny Files - Christian Burch - Keats Dalinger, the smallest in his class and only boy in his family, tells about the male nanny that came into his life.
Kissing Babies at the Piggly Wiggly - Robert Dalby - The Nitwits, a group of widows in Second Creek, Mississippi, work on the mayoral campaign for Mr. Choppy, the former owner of the Piggly Wiggly.
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen - The Waverley sisters, Clare & Sydney, share a family history and legend of magic. One embraced it, the other ran from it until forced to bring her daughter home for their own safety.
The Big Deal on Mysteries by Jane Stanton Hitchcock and Gena Showalter - [image: MystereBooks: Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller eBooks] The Big Deal is back at Amazon.com, with discounts of up to 85% on over 500 Kindle ebooks t...
9 minutes ago