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Elaine Broome

  • The Marsh King's Daughter by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Shattered by Dick Francis
  • A Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth George
  • The Forgotten by Faye Kellerman
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • Angle of Impact by Bonnie McDougall
  • Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker
  • Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters
  • Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
  • Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani

Barbara Buhrer

  • Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
  • Thales Folly by Dorothy Gilman
  • The Conquest by Edith Layton
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Place of Execution by Val McDermid
  • Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Cold Is the Grave by Peter Robinson
  • The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
  • Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara
  • Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Robyn Glazer

  • Unfinished Buisness by Barbara Seranella
  • An Angel To Die For by Mignon F. Ballard
  • Better Off Dead by Katy Munger
  • Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie
  • Writ of Execution by Perri O'Shaugnessy
  • Overkill by Susan McBride
  • Shadows of Sin by Rochelle Krich
  • Foriegn Body by Kathleen Taylor
  • Grand Avenue by Joy Fielding
  • Crack Shot by Sinclair Browning

Suzie Housley

  • Draegon's Lair by Linda Cilleti
  • Taming the Beast by Amy J. Fetzer
  • Devil in the Dark by Evelyn Rogers
  • Desert Triangle by Kristie Leigh Maguire
  • Cowgirl Be Mine by Elaine Nichols
  • Night and Day by Anne Stuart/Gayle Wilson
  • Cowboy in My Pocket by Kate Douglas
  • My Lord Pirate by Laura Renken
  • Secret of the Wolf by Susan Krinard
  • The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Medeiros

Rachel A Hyde

  • The Notary by Catherine Jinks
  • Walking on Eggs by Chiappe & Dingus
  • The Holy Rood (II) Mystic Rose (III) by Stephen Lawhead
  • Molly’s Zoo by Molly Badham
  • Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Midnight Over Sanctaphrax by Stewart & Riddell
  • Carreta de la Muerte by Mari Ulmer
  • Transformation (I) and Revelation (II) by Carol Berg
  • Gilded by Catherine Karp
  • The Mabinogion by Lady Charlotte Guest
  • Sten Series by Bunch & Cole

Sue (Suebuggy) Johnson

  • The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale
  • Summoning God by Kathleen and Michael Gear
  • Darkness Peering by Alice Blanchard
  • A Melungeon Winter by Patrick Bone
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • The Third Victim by Lisa Gardener
  • Uncommon Clay by Margaret Maron
  • Living Crazy Like Fly by Caryn Suarez
  • Chiefs by Stuart Woods
  • Relic by Preston and Childs

Mary Lynn

  • Death of a Dustman by M C Beaton
  • Miss Zukas Shelves The Evidence by Jo Dereske
  • The Silver Thaw by Betty Neels
  • A Star Look Down by Betty Neels
  • Last April Fair by Betty Neels
  • The Land of Fear by Kenneth Robeson
  • Fear Cay by Kenneth Robeson
  • Land of Terror by Kenneth Robeson
  • The Sea Angle by Kenneth Robeson
  • Murder Boogies With Elvis by Anne George

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  • At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
  • Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
  • A Painted House by John Grisham
  • Night Crimes by Judith Woolcock Colombo
  • The Day After Tomorrow by Jon Symons
  • Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • Lot of My Sister by Alison Stine (Poetry)

Nancy Mehl

  • Three for a Letter by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer
  • Third Ring by Phillip Tomasso III
  • In the Spirit of Writing by Mark Robert Waldman
  • Irregardless of Murder by Ellen Kennedy
  • The Unreal McCoy by Dennis Collins
  • The Heart of Matthew Jade by Ralph Allen
  • A Clear North Light by Laurel Schunk
  • Murder by Manicure by Nancy Cohen
  • Jezebel by Gordon A. Kessler
  • Desert Noir by Betty Webb

Susan McBride

  • Fury by G.M. Ford
  • Blood Work by Michael Connelly
  • Angels Flight by Michael Connelly (okay, anything by Connelly!)
  • Butterly Lost by David Cole
  • The Gripping Beast by Margot Wadley
  • Unfinished Business by Barbara Seranella
  • Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  • Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger
  • Daredevil's Apprentice by Letha Albright (ARC, book not available until spring, 2002)
  • The Spirit of Writing by Mark Robert Waldman

Jen Oliver

  • Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
  • An Hour to Kill by Billy Hills and Dale Hudson
  • A Reason to Live by Billy Hills and Dale Hudson
  • Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin
  • I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde by Alma H. Bond
  • After She's Gone by Bill Hartzell
  • Group Work with Adolescents by Andrew Malekoff
  • Birdman by Mo Hayder
  • Borrowing Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette
  • Disappearing Acts by Terri McMillan

Jo Rogers

  • Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
  • The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  • The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  • The Fountains of Paradise by Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Wayfarer Redeemption by Sara Douglass
  • Enchanter by Sara Douglass
  • A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
  • Realty Check by Piers Anthony
  • Graven Images by Nancy Mehl
  • Darok 9 by H. J. Ralles

Beverly Rowe

  • Warlock by Wilbur Smith
  • Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
  • And Then She Was Gone by Susan McBride
  • Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
  • King Con by Steven Cannell
  • The List by Steve Martini
  • Covenant with the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogrides
  • The Pied Piper by Ridley Pearson
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

Renee Wampler

  • Mercy by Julie Garwood
  • Taylor's Temptation by Suzanne Brockmann
  • The Marriage Contract by Cathy Maxwell
  • While Mortals Sleep by Jack Cavanaugh
  • Warrior's Heart by Georgina Gentry
  • Send me a Hero by Rita Herron
  • Murdock's Last Stand by Beverly Barton
  • The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Bodyguard by Suzanne Brockmann
  • Royal Bride by Joan Wolf

Brenda Weeaks

  • Aunt Dimity: Detective by Nancy Atherton
  • Manor House Mysteries 1 - 3 by Kate Kingsbury
  • Harry Potter Stone and the Sorcerer by J.K. Rowling
  • Cane River by Lalita Tademy
  • Keeping Silent by Carla Damron
  • The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter
  • Watch by Moonlight by Kate Hawks
  • The Birth of Blue Satan by Patricia Wynn
  • Across A Moonswept Moor by Julie Moffett
  • Forever, My Lady by Jen Holling

Carisa Weeaks

  • Demon In My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • Shattered Mirror by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • A Dangerous Love by J.M. Jeffries
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