These are the books I read in January. I'm posting this not because I think anyone will care, but because I want to keep better track of what I read this year than I did last.
- Rules of Prey by John Sandford
- By-the-numbers cop-versus-serial-killer novel. Reasonably engaging
but nothing special.
- Guilt by John Lescroart
- A prominent attorney is accused of murdering his wife. Starts off
strong but loses steam after the trial ends.
- You Suck by Christopher Moore
- Young vampires in love in San Francisco. Moore's strongest work
since Lamb, but ending is a bit weak.
- Lord Darcy by Randall Garrett
- An omnibus edition (collecting Lord Darcy Investigates,
Murder and Magic, and Too Many Magicians) of
alternate history whodunits, set in a universe in which the House of
Plantagenet never fell and magic is real. Solid mysteries and clever
parodies of other detective series.
- California Demon by Julie Kenner
- Demon hunter/suburban soccer mom tries to prevent a demonic
infestation while confronting a mystery from her past. Entertaining and
likely to be appreciated by any Buffy fan.
- The Littlest Hitler by Ryan Boudinot
- Collection of short stories. Uneven but contains a few gems, including one set (in part) at a Doctor Who convention.