Nobody’s Baby But Mine, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

nobodysbabybutmineTitle:  Nobody’s Baby But Mine

Author: Phillips, Susan Elizabeth (Author’s Website)

Genre: Romance

Bibliographic: William Morrow Paperbacks, 400 pages, Paperback List Price $12.99, Mass Market Paperback $7.99, Audiobook List Price $35.93, ISBNs 9780380782345, 9780060894702, 9780062004666, 9780062107008, 9780783881973, 9780061793219, 9780066212203, 9780749937775

Publication Date: February 1, 1997

Rating: ★★★☆☆/♥♥♥♥♡ (The rating scale is here).

Appeal Factors: Funny, steamy, engaging

Why I picked it up: A podcast I listen to said it was really funny.

S.I.A.S.: Physicist Jane Darlington desperately wants to have a baby, but doesn’t want it to be brilliant like her, so she sets out to find a stupid man.

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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin

crookedletterTitle: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Author: Franklin, Tom (Author’s Website)

Genre: Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Southern Gothic

Bibliographic: Harper Collins, 304 pages, Hardcover List Price $24.99, Paperback List Price $14.99, Audiobook CD List Price $29.95, ISBNs 9780060594664, 9780060594671, 9781410435019, 9780062048745

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

Rating: ★★★★☆/♥♥♥♡♡ (The rating scale is here).

Appeal Factors: Atmospheric, moody, stylistically complex

Why I picked it up: A podcast I listen to described it as being very well-written, with imagery evocative enough that the setting — rural Mississippi — almost became another character.

S.I.A.S.: Larry Ott always claimed he didn’t murder that missing girl, but now someone else has disappeared.

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