March 5th, 2006

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You May Now Kill The Bride by Deborah Donnelly

I've just finished the last (for now) book in Deborah Donnelly's wedding planner series. The sixth book is Bride and Doom and is supposed to be out in the spring of 2007.
On picturesque San Juan Island, love and lavender are in the air. So, unfortunately, are jealousy, pettiness...and murder. Wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid has come to the Puget Sound paradise to oversee her best friend's wedding. But when her own mother announces her engagement to a local millionaire, Carnegie inherits more than two hostile about-to-be stepsisters and a new father she doesn't quite trust.
Juggling cops and caterers, secret lovers and sullen in-laws, Carnegie finds a season of love in an idyllic setting turning into chaos. But when the millionaire's key employee turns up dead and the local police - including one gorgeous blond hunk of a deputy - start breathing down her neck, can she stop a match made in heaven from becoming an invitation to murder?

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The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais

I just finished The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais. I rate it an 8.
Two minutes can be a lifetime. Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two-minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up. Break the two-minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. But not everyone plays by the rules...
When ex-con Max Holman finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. The only thing on his mind is reconciliation with his estranged son, who is, ironically, a cop. But then he hears the devastating news: His sone and three other uniformed cops were gunned down in cold blood in Los Angeles the night before Holman's release. When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing and the question of police corruption is raised, it becomes a father's last duty to clear his son's name and catch the killer.
This is 16/100 mystery authors.