Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
(Photo is from www.jamespatterson.com)
Top 10 Highest Paid Book Authors
1. James Patterson, $70 million
2. Stephanie Meyer, $40 million
3. Stephen King, $34 million
4. Danielle Steel, $32 million
5. Ken Follett, $20 million
6. Dean Koontz, $18 million
7. Janet Evanovich, $16 million
8. John Grisham, $15 million
9. Nicholas Sparks, $14 million
10. J.K. Rowling, $10 million
- Lula ( a plus sized woman and a former hooker)
- Connie (a secretary who carries an NRA card)
- Vinnie (owner of the bail bonds company who is married to the daughter of a mob boss)
- Grandma Mazur (Stephanie's Grandmother whose idea of a great social event is a "showing" at the local funeral parlor).
Evanovich also adds in two gorgeous males (Ranger--the man in black with special ops skills and Joe Morelli--a vice cop with ties to Stephanie from high school--who have a soft spot in their hearts for her. Stephanie has a knack for falling into criminal circumstances as she tries to make a living bringing in bail jumpers so is always in need of being rescued.
The big news is that One for the Money, based on the first book in the series, is currently being made into a movie with Katherine Heigl playing Stephanie Plum. It's still not too late to have some fun this summer. Start reading the Plum series now so you can be primed for the release of the movie in 2012. SH
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Port Mortuary not only introduces another high tech procedure, CT-assisted virtual autopsy, but reaches back to Kay's early life. It fills us in on her experience with Air Force when she enlisted to pay off her medical school debt. This is where she first experienced brutal killing cases which led later to her becoming an expert in forensic pathology and became linked with the FBI.
In case you did not know, Angelina Jolie signed on in 2009 to portray Kay Scarpetta in a proposed feature film endeavor. The movie will not be based upon one book but will pull events from the entire series. This is a disappointment because each book spends a great deal of time examining the crimes in great detail. No word on when filming will even begin. SH
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
intention". Prebble reads a wide variety of genres but particularly enjoys psychological thrillers.
Monday, August 9, 2010
What are the popular fiction and mystery titles coming out in August? Here are a few:
Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
Postcard Killers by James Patterson
Body Work by Sara Paretsky