Friday, 27 April 2012

A-Z ... XS






This year for the A-Z challenge, I've been featuring an A-Z list of books taken from my GoodReads to-read shelf. For my "X" book, I've decided to take a break from the onslaught of classics and aim for a nice murder mystery:






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XS (Allie Armington Mystery #2) - Louise Gaylord

There's a Bad Apple in the Big Apple The trouble started with a call from her sister, a supermodel, in New York City. The next thing she knew, Allie Armington, young, bright, successful and slightly bored Texas attorney, was on a plane to the Big Apple. It was downhill from there. Beautiful women are showing up dead, neat X marks carved in their breasts with almost surgical precision. Chilling enough in the abstract, but made all too real when Allie's sister's roommate turns up among them In a New York minute, Allie's up to her eyeballs in an NYPD sting operation targeting mega-rich men hosting parties in a secluded castle on the exclusive Jersey shore, complete with masks, mysterious monikers, models and mischief of the carnal and chemical kind.


Why do I want to read it? I'm not big on murder mystery type books, but I do enjoy trying to figure out what's going on, and I also love to see justice done!

11 comments:

  1. Interesting story. I'll definitely check it out.

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  2. Wow, nice plot. I'm a big mystery reader though.

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  3. Sounds good. Will jot it down.

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  4. I think it looks great! I'm also a mystery reader (and writer) though.

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  5. I read mysteries on occasion. Like to mix it up a bit from time to time. This one sounds like it could be interesting.

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    1. Yeah, really I was just trawling GoodReads for books that started with "X" and found a few ;) Funny the things that make you find certain books eh?

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  6. I had a visceral reaction to reading about an X being carved into a chest. *shivers* Sounds horrifying!

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  7. It sounds bodacious, Trisha! Adding it to my gotta have list. I love seeing justice done too. *waving*

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  8. I'm not huge into this type of book either, but I've found that if it's well done I'll enjoy it even if it's outside of my preferred genre.

    Sorry I haven't been around more. I did go through and read most of your wish list though... The Silmirallion? It's a tough read.

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  9. Oooh! I enjoy a good murder mystery. I haven't read one in a while though. I'll have to add this to my list, just for something different! :) Glad you shared.

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  10. The book sounds interesting. I also like working out whats going on too.

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