Denise Robbins

Some of My Favorite Things...

Here are a few of my favorite things:

Current Readings & Recommendations


Hero Under Cover by Suzanne Brockmann – This is actually one of Suzanne’s older books recently re-published by HQN and has nothing to do with her Navy Seals or Troubleshooters. Instead, it has to do with an archaeologist and the CIA. How they relate? – You’ll have to read to find out.  From the very first sentence, my attention was captured. It is such a quick read I finished it in two evenings.


Divine Justice by David Baldacci – With their friend and unofficial leader, Oliver Stone in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save him. Now, as the hunters close in, Stone’s flight from the demons of his past will take him from the power corridors of Washington, D.C., to the small, isolated coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia—and into a world every bit as bloody and lethal as the one he left behind.

David Baldacci is an author a friend of mine introduced me to this past summer and I have been hooked ever since. I like his books because they have lots of mystery/suspense and action. They revolve around people involved in the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, and any other government acronym, known or unknown.

Salvation in Death by JD Robb – Holy communion spells death. A popular Catholic priest in New York City's Spanish Harlem dies after he swallows wine laced with cyanide during a funeral in Robb's 27th crime thriller to feature Lt. Eve Dallas. The death by cyanide of another religious figure complicates matters. Are the two murders connected? Finding out the answer to that question involves some serious digging. Dallas's husband, Roarke, and fun sidekick, Detective Delia Peabody, lend support.

JD Robb is Nora Roberts’ pen name for her futuristic cop mystery novels and in my opinion, some of the best writing Nora does. I’m not one who normally likes futuristic type stories, but from the very first book that I found in a used bookstore (Naked in Death), I was hooked. The mystery and the characters are so vibrant, jumping off the pages. You never even pay attention to the fact that the story takes place in the future with all its gadgets and inter-planter hopping.


Favorite Books/Favorite Authors

These are some of my all time favorite books, the ones I recommend to everyone who asks, but will never lend to a friend no matter how much I like them. And yes, the authors of these books are my favorites. These are the authors I will traipse through snow for, fight traffic, and stand in a two-hour line eating cheesecake, just to have them sign a book that I paid hard cover prices for.

Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen
All the Queen’s Men by Linda Howard
Milk and Honey by Faye Kellerman
Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown
Naked in Death by JD Robb
Slow Burn by Heather Graham
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Carriage House by Carla Neggers
Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
Gone Too Far by Suzanne Brockmann
Amber Beach by Elizabeth Lowell
Rules of Prey by John Sandford
The Butcher’s Theater by Jonathan Kellerman