On My Wishlist, March 19, 2011

Wow, I haven’t participated in this for a few months. Today I’m going to share two books that I have on my wishlist. Both of these books are part of two series that I really enjoy:

Due to be released: July 5, 2011 (happy birthday to me!):

 When a severed hand, clutching a gun, is found in a Chinatown alley in downtown Boston, detective Jane Rizzoli climbs to the adjacent roof-top and finds the hand’s owner: a red-haired woman whose throat has been slashed so deeply the head is nearly severed. She is dressed all in black, and the only clues to her identity are a throwaway cell phone and a scrawled address of a long-shuttered restaurant. With its wary immigrant population, Chinatown is a closed neighbourhood of long-held secrets – and nowhere is this more obvious than when Jane meets Iris Fang. Strikingly beautiful, her long black hair streaked with grey, she is a renowned martial arts master. Yet, despite being skilled in swordplay, neither she nor her strangely aloof daughter, Willow, will admit any knowledge of the rooftop murder. And pathologist Dr Maura Isles has determined that the murder weapon was a sword crafted of ancient metal from China. It soon becomes clear that an ancient evil is stirring in Chinatown – an evil that has killed before, and will kill again – unless Jane and Iris can join forces, and defeat it …

Due to be released July 12, 2011:

 On a crisp fall evening in western Nebraska, what started as a group of kids filming their drug-fueled party ends in an explosive light show, leaving the victims apparently electrocuted, with odd scorch marks being the only evidence. While Maggie tries to make sense of the different stories, sifting through what is real and what is hallucination, she realizes that the surviving teens are being targeted and systematically eliminated. Meanwhile on the East Coast, Maggie’s FBI partner, R.J. Tully, and Army colonel Benjamin Platt are at the scene of a deadly outbreak, desperate to identify the pathogen that has infected children at a Virginia elementary school. Despite the miles that separate them, the two cases collide as Maggie, Tully, and Platt uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the remote Midwest landscape.

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5 thoughts on “On My Wishlist, March 19, 2011

  1. Tara I like the sound of both books, have to say though since enjoy the work of Alex Kava more am going to bookmark Hotwire for my own wishing to read list….

    Thanks for doing the “legwork” for me and finding me a new book to look into reading!

    Hope you get them both to read soon and they are as good as they sound!

  2. Samita – I definitely recommend the Rizzoli books, I love them!

    Jackie – No problem doing the “legwork” – I find it very fun to search for new books :):) I’ve read the entire Maggie O’Dell series so I’m ready for this next installment to come out!

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