Posts Tagged ‘Murder’

Low red moon
By Ivy Devlin

Bloomsbury USA

Avery is the first to discover the bodies of her murdered parents. She is so traumatised by it all, she struggles to remember anything of that night other than a flash of silver light.
Afterwards Avery is sent to stay with her grandmother, an arrangement which is far from ideal. But then she meets Ben; mysterious, handsome and with the strangest eyes with just a hint of silver! She is haunted by disturbing nightmares and the need to find out what happened on the night of the low red moon? The answers may be somewhere in the woods! But will she be safe?
This has been out for awhile now but it is great to look at books that you might have missed.

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Seconds away
By Harlan Coben
Book 2 in the Mickey Bolitar series

In Shelter (book 1) 15 year old Mickey believes danger weaves its way into his life if he lets anyone near. His father has died, his mother is in rehab and his girlfriend has gone missing.
In Seconds away the action continues and so too does the belief that not everything is as it seems to be. Twists and turns, fast paced action continues. For more check out the Mickey Bolitar site.

Dead time
The murder notebooks
By Anne Cassidy

Rose Smith and Joshua Johnson spent three years living together as a family when their parents became involved with each other. One night the parents go out for tea but never return. Josh is sent to live with an uncle in Newcastle and Rose ends up living with her grandmother in London. They meet up again five years later. Josh is bent on finding their parents. Meanwhile, Rose is witness to the murder of a fellow school student. Days later, the boy’s girlfriend is also mysteriously murdered.
Murder, mystery and a bit of a thriller all mixed in make this a another to add to my long list of must reads.
Read more about this murder series on Anne Cassidy’s site.

Grave Mercy
His fair assassin trilogy
By Robin LaFevers

This isn’t released until June but I can’t wait.
Escaping from the brutality of an arranged marriage Ismae ends up in the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Ismae soon learns that the god of Death himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts but also a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death but if she is to claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

“Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?”

Graceling Realm series
by Kristin Cashore


Bitterblue

(the latest book in the Graceling Realm series)
Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of a kingdom that was under the spell of a madman for thirty-five years. If you want to read an excerpt just click this link.

Graceling
Katsa is a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill.
She has the ability to kill, a skill she has had since she was eight years old. With her new and unexpected friend Prince Po, they uncover a secret which could destroy all seven kingdoms. Full of adventure and action.

Fire
“War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.” This is a companion book to Graceling.

Slide by Jill Hathaway
Harperteen 2012
Just published and talk of the town.
Vee is a narcoleptic, but is it really narcolepsy or does she have a special gift? When Vee passes out during a narcoleptic event she slides at random into the heads of other people. This time she wakes up standing over the body of a cheerleader. While others think the cheerleader’s death is a suicide, Vee knows differently. She knows, becasue she was inside the head of the killer. Soon another cheerleader is killed and everyone is a suspect.

Desires of the dead (Book 2)
By Kimberly Derting


Sixteen year old Violet has a special ability. Dead bodies call out to her. They demand that she finds them. When her ability leads her to the body of a young child, the FBI take more than an interest in her. Soon she gets threatening letters and the only help, may just be from the FBI.

The body finder
Book One

Viloet has always known she has an ability to sense dead bodies. In her town, a serial killer is on the loose and the only one who might be able to stop him is Viloet and her best friend Jay. But Violet’s feelings for Jay are changing and hopefully, so are his. Can she stop the killer before she becomes the next victim on his list.

The name of the star

By Maureen Johnson

The start of Rory’s new life in London is thrown into chaos when a series of brutal murders happen. What makes the murders stand out even more is their resemblance to Jack the Ripper murders of years ago. The only witness to the possible suspect is Rory, even though her room mate was with her at the time. How can Rory be the only one to see him and just why is she his next target.

Sherlock Holmes

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Intermediate, Secondary
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Two different takes on Sherlock Homes.
The House of Silk
By Anthony Horowitz

Fans of Horowitz’s Alex Rider series are sure to enjoy this book although aimed more at the young adult reader and adults alike. Anthony Horowitz reads from his new book in this trailer.

Young Sherlock Holmes
Death cloud
By Andrew Lane

This is where the legend begins.

A monster calls
By Patrick Ness

The monster comes calling but what it wants is something different – something Conor is not expecting.
Another of those books sitting by my bed just waiting to be read. Oh, for more time!

Ultraviolet
By R.J. Anderson

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her.”
I read this book and I still am not sure what to make of it – not sure just what happened. Alison is in a psychiatric hospital for the murder of her classmate. Did she or didn’t she kill Tori?