Final Respects by F.M. Meredith, the first book in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series.
You'll see reviews come through for these ones soon. My review of The Christmas Pumpkin by Debbie Reece is available at my children's book blog, TC&TBC.
When I posted my last TBR pile update, I still had 61 titles listed. Let's see how things have changed--or not. The bolded books are ones that I've read since my update on April 5th.
My TBR Pile
Cabal of the Westford Knight by David S. Brody Reunion by Therese Fowler Rose of the Adriatic by K.M. Daughters The Last Child by John Hart American Lion by Jon Meacham Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay Undone by Karin Slaughter Shadow of Betrayal by Brett Battles The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Faust
The Target by J.P. Hauptman Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert Melinda and the Wild West by Linda Weaver-Clarke The Case of the Mystified M.D. by A. K. Arenz Daughter of Liberty by J.M. Hochstetler Native Son by J.M. Hochstetler Exiles on Main Street by Lisa Kleinholz Asking for Murder by Roberta Isleib DeadMistress by Carole Shmurak Mother's Day Murder by Leslie Meier
Write from the Heart by Leslea Newman Copper and Candles by Amber Miller Escape in Passion by Shiela Stewart Mercy in Passion by Shiela Stewart The Strand Prophecy by J.B.B. Winner The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer Forever Christmas by Christine Lynxwiler
Rocky Bluff P.D. series by F.M. Meredith: Bad Tidings, Final Respects, Fringe Benefits Deputy Tempe Crabtree series by Marilyn Meredith: Deadly Trail, Deadly Omen, Intervention, Unequally Yoked, Wing Beat, Calling the Dead Murder on the Low Down by Pamela Samuels Young Preaching to the Corpse by Roberta Isleib Silenced Cry: A Sam Harper Mystery by Marta Stephens Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb Set Apart: A 6-week Study of the Beatitudes by Jennifer Kennedy Dean
...And Night Falls by Tommie Lyn Main Street: Tis' the Season by Ann M. Martin (TC&TBC) Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women's Rights by Sherry H. Penny & James D. Livingston Capturing Karma by K.M. Daughters Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider by Ellen C. Maze Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson
The Lightkeeper's Daughter: A Mercy Falls Novel by Colleen Coble (Amazon Vine) The Power of Your Child's Imagination by Charlotte Reznick, PhD (**) **** The Raindrop by Brian D. McClure (TC&TBC) ** The Three Dimensions of Character by Larry Brooks The Wildcat's Burden: Iskander Book Four by Chris Hoare
Faith and Finances: In God We Trust, A Journey to Financial Dependence by multiple authors ** The Way to Stillness by Anne Vincent & Gayle Alexander (**) **** My Heart and Soul by Marilyn Randall (**) **** The Christmas Pumpkin by Debbie Reece (TC&TBC) My Dog Tim and Other Stories by Garasamo Maccagnone ** The Elf of Luxembourg by Tom Weston (TC&TBC) ** Mr. Vinegar and the Frozen Sea by Chris Wardle (TC&TBC) America's Black Founders by Nancy I. Sanders (TC&TBC)
Newly added titles:
Wishing for Tomorrow by Hilary McKay (audio book) (Amazon Vine) Be Cool, Follow Earth's Rule by Penelope Ann Kysiak (TC&TBC) - won in a giveaway At Home With Laurie Ann: A Decorator's Guide: Turn the Place You Live into A Home You Love by Laurie Ann McMillian Ray - unrequested title sent by the author's publicist Noonie's Masterpiece by Lisa Railsback (TC&TBC) More Than Conquerors by Kathi Macias **
That means that I've brought my TBR pile down to 59, and I'm doing my best not to request any new titles, though I think I have 2 more on the way that need to be reviewed at the beginning of summer. I know when we make it to North Carolina for the first two weeks of July that I'll do some catching up. I'll start with the oldest titles first and bring along any I need to read for virtual book tours. Usually I bring around a dozen books with me. It's a long drive to the Outer Banks, plus all I really feel like doing when I'm away is reading. I write a tiny bit, but reading while away is something I truly look foward to.