It's time to summarize the books I read during October. It's a mixture, this month, made up mostly of lighter mysteries and nonfiction. Fun month!
One Red Paperclip by Kyle MacDonald - Kyle traded one red paperclip for a house, bartering in front of millions on his blog.
Face Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan - Charlie McNally investigates for Channel 3 in Boston when a woman's lawyer insists she wasn't guilty of her husband's murder, despite her confession.
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury - A juvenile novel, but a must read this time of year as Death himself shows eight boys the history of Halloween.
Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs - Forensics pathologist, Tempe Brennan, examines clues to the deaths of teenage girls in Quebec, while searching for a childhood friend, connected to Acadia.
Some Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen - Fun mystery that introduces Elliot Freed, owner of a movie theater that only shows comedies, until a man dies during Young Frankenstein, and Elliot is mad enough to investigate.
Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth D. Samet - Samet became a civilian literature instructor at West Point, while the country was still at peace, but her experiences changed after 9/11.
The Drop Edge of Yonder by Donis Casey - In a mystery set in 1914 in Oklahoma, Alafair Tucker, mother of ten, investigates when her daughter, Mary, witnesses a murder, but can't remember what she saw because she was also hit by a bullet.
Tutu Deadly by Natalie M. Roberts - Introduces the first Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery, in which the dance instructor becomes a suspect when one of her "psycho dance moms" is killed, and the woman's daughter disappears.
Tapped Out by Natalie M. Roberts - Jenny T. Partridge gets caught up in a dance convention gone bad, when instructors disappear, her Volkswagen goes up in flames, and she's attacked by a snowplow.
The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd & John Mitchanson - Short pieces that prove our knowledge about "known facts" to be misconceptions.
The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer - Two page historical anecdotes, in chronological order, about the presidents.
Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber - Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, the three Prayer Ambassadors, return to earth to help three people before Christmas, in another warm, funny story.
Burr in the Saddle - Ivan G. Shreve Jr. has posted a nice remembrance, in the blog Radio Spirits, of Canadian-born actor Raymond Burr--the star of *Perry Mason* and *Ironside*-...
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