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.