It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

As I scrolled through the pages on my blog, I was stunned to find some books I am sure to love…but still haven’t read.  Like Crime Scene, (Clay Edison, Book I) by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, the first in a new series from the rare partnership writing team of father and son.

I bought this book on August 1, 2017.  Isn’t it great that Amazon tells us on the product page when we purchased a book?  And, of course, I list the purchases on the pages of my blog devoted to the months and years.  I am a big fan of Kellerman, so not reading this one yet is a puzzle.  I have a few other authors I enjoy on the backlog, too, so I can only blame the overwhelming number of books I buy.  Here is the description that sold me on the book.

Synopsis: Natural causes or foul play? That’s the question Clay Edison must answer each time he examines a body. Figuring out motives and chasing down suspects aren’t part of his beat—not until a seemingly open-and-shut case proves to be more than meets his highly trained eye.

Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor, done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that her father has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert’s life.

What emerges is a history of scandal and violence, and an experiment gone horribly wrong that ended in the brutal murder of a coed. Walter Rennert, it appears, was a broken man—and maybe a marked one. And when Clay learns that a colleague of Rennert’s died in a nearly identical manner, he begins to question everything in the official record.

All the while, his relationship with Tatiana is evolving into something forbidden. The closer they grow, the more determined he becomes to catch her father’s killer—even if he has to overstep his bounds to do it.

The twisting trail Clay follows will lead him into the darkest corners of the human soul. It’s his job to listen to the tales the dead tell. But this time, he’s part of a story that makes his blood run cold.


I am embarrassed by how many unread books I find, but I like that this meme gives us the opportunity to pull those books forward.

What are you discovering on your TBR stacks?



  1. I’ve seen the Kellerman books pop up in my suggestions from Amazon and Goodreads and they get checked out a lot at the library. One of these days I’ll try. Fun that the father and son wrote this series together. Hope its a good one for you, Laurel-Rain.

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    • Oh, yes, so many treasures! I am doing better at reading the older books on my shelves, but the new and shiny ones seem to capture me first. Sigh. But now I will definitely read this one. I haven’t read as many Kellerman books as I once did, but I always enjoy them when I dive into them. Thanks for visiting, Bea.


  2. I think many of us book lovers are in the same boat. I have quite a few books I purchased over 10 years ago still unread. Funny, I had to have them back then LOL

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  3. I used to read Jonathan Kellerman’s books as soon as they hit the shelf. I’ve read one book by his son and another that they co-wrote. It was years ago. I hope you love this one when you read it!

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