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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Books In The Mail This Week! Mostly Murder...

Happily, I received a dual book from Grand Central/Hachette Publishing called "The Abbey" and "The Outsider."  I love fast paced murder mystery/suspense and these seem to fit that bill.  This author first started out as a self-published ebook author...with over 750,000 copies of his book selling!!  Now, it's in print.  I'm so excited to read both of the books.
Here's a brief tidbit on "The Abbey:"
Few things ruin a wedding anniversary faster than a corpse. Detective Ash Rashid should know; corpses have ruined more of his than he cares to remember. Unfortunately, the most recent is his niece.

When the only witness to his seemingly perfect niece's death claims she died after drinking a vial of blood, Ash doesn't know what to think...
Sweet summary:
Introducing Alice Quentin, a London psychologist with family baggage, who finds herself at the center of a grisly series of murders.

Alice Quentin is a psychologist with some painful family secrets, but she has a good job, a good-looking boyfriend, and excellent coping skills, even when that job includes evaluating a convicted killer who’s about to be released from prison...

Wow!  St. Martin's Press/Minataur Books, I thank you for this one which I'm dying to read.  I love a psychologist with her own family secrets!  This should be a very good one...

Of course, if you're reading my blog at all, you know I've already posted a review on this one.  I hope you'll take time to buy it when it comes around on the bookshelves next May.  Very seductive book.  It isn't a romance novel in the sense that we may think of it today...but it is in the old, more formal sense.  Gothic and romantic.  I'll be giving this copy away in May...stay tuned.
Quick summary:
Scottish Barrister Rex Graves and his fiancée Helen have traveled to Aston-on-Trent in Derbyshire, England to attend the wedding ceremony of one of Helen’s former students. The dreary gray skies and bickering families underscore Rex’s private reservations about the unlikely couple’s long-term prospects. But when people connected to the ill-fated wedding start falling faster than the gloomy May rain, Rex must determine who among the sniping wedding guests is the killer in this traditional locked-room mystery. ..

My husband is an author, and one of his friends from his writing group is C.S. Challlinor.  She's a wonderful writer.  I'll be reviewing this book of hers this spring.  The book has gotten 5 star ratings on Amazon.  Go see!

Small Synopsis:
The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler is an unforgettable novel about a mysterious mail-order bride in the wake of WWII, whose sudden decision ripples through time to deeply impact the daughter she never knew.

In the wake of World War II, a young, enigmatic woman named Lily arrives in Montreal on her own, expecting to be married to a man she’s never met. But, upon seeing her at the train station, Sol Kramer turns her down.

I'm very interested in reading this novel from St. Martin's Press.  I love WWII stories, and this one is so similar to a mail order bride situation, I'm completely intrigued.  I was delighted to receive this copy for review.


Which should I read for review first?????




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