Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
(Bantam Dell, 2016, 322 pages)
Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel, by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton is the first book in a new series featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon. Emerson Knight is rich, eccentric, and well educated. Riley Moon is a new junior analyst for the Washington DC mega-bank, Blane-Grunwald. Riley is assigned to help Emerson keep track of his money. When Emerson insists that he wants to see his gold, Riley accompanies him to the gold vault under Wall Street. There Emerson and Riley discover that the gold is being stolen and being replaced with look-alikes. The adventure begins!
Emerson Knight and Riley Moon are very likable characters. Emerson lives in a mansion, but sleeps in a tent in his library. Riley was raised in rural Texas and was a bit of a tomboy. While the story is far-fetched, it was enjoyable. The second Knight and Moon Novel is Dangerous Minds. It has been added to my reading list.
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr
(Random House, 2016, 598 pages)
Trajan Jones, a psychological profiler, and Dr. Michael Li, a trace evidence expert, left the New York City Police Department for a quieter life in the upstate town of Surrender. They are now online teachers, but they soon become investigators of numerous dead youth. Intriguing.
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
(Century, 2015, 384 pages)
Five professional women enjoy a girl’s night out usually in celebration of one of their accomplishments, until someone notices that an unsolved murder occurs every year on one the birthday of one of the women. Another in the Women’s Murder Club series.
Cross Kill by James Patterson
(BookShots, 2016, 113 pages)
Alex Cross and his partner encounter a shooter that Alex is sure he killed over a decade prior. Alex is now on a mission to recapture the notorious Gary Soneji. Suspenseful and hard to put down.
Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb
(Berkley, 1998, 308 pages)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas searches for the killer dressed as Santa who is intent on making the twelve days of Christmas his personal vendetta. This detective story of intrigue will keep your attention.
Bombshell by Catherine Coulter
(G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013, 400 pages)
FBI agent tangos with maestro.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
(Little, Brown and Co., 2013, 775 pages)
Excellent story. Chaos, fate, beauty.