I finished all 5 of the books on last week’s TBR, do I get a prize?
Ahh well, here’s this week’s TBR
Cat With A Clue – Laurie Cass
Early one morning while shelving books in the library, Minnie stumbles upon a dead body. Authorities identify the woman as an out-of-towner visiting Chilson for her great-aunt’s funeral. What she was doing in the library after hours is anyone’s guess . . . but Minnie and Eddie are determined to save the library’s reputation and catch a killer.
I started this one last night. The first page says that the real life Eddie passed away a few months ago. *sniff* RIP Eddie. *mrr* I love this series and got sucked right in, from the first page, as always happens with these books.
Worth Killing For – Ed James
On a busy London street, a young woman is attacked in broad daylight and left bleeding to death on the pavement. Among the eyewitnesses are DI Simon Fenchurch and his wife.
Fenchurch pursues the attacker through a warren of backstreets and eventually arrests a young hoodie with a cache of stolen phones—an ‘Apple picker’ on the make. The case should be closed but something feels off…Was this really just about a smartphone? Why did the victim look nervous before she was targeted? And why don’t the prints on the murder weapon match the young man in custody?
Before Fenchurch can probe further, his superiors remove him from the case, convinced he has let the real culprit run free. But Fenchurch is determined to get to the truth and, before long, uncovers a conspiracy that reaches high above the street gangs of London.
#2 in the DI Fenchurch series, and I’m expecting it to be another action-packed and intricately plotted book from a great author.
The Swap – Nancy Boyarsky
When Nicole Graves arranges a summer-long swap of her Los Angeles condo for a London couple’s house, she thinks it’s the perfect arrangement. She’s always dreamed of seeing the real London; she’s also hopeful the time away with her husband Brad will be good for their troubled marriage.
But things don’t turn out the way Nicole expects: The Londoners fail to arrive in L.A. and appear to be missing. Then people begin following Nicole and making threats, demanding information she doesn’t have. Soon, Nicole realizes she’s in serious trouble––but she can’t get Brad or the police to believe her.
When the confrontations turn deadly, Nicole must either solve the case or become the next victim.
I was offered an advance copy by the author and was intrigued by the premise. Looking at the great reviews, I’m expecting a real page turner!
Dead Man’s Shadow – Anne Wilkinson
Will and Bella have just bought an old house, and Bella’s mother, Alex, has agreed to help do it up.
When the floorboards are torn up, she finds letters written by a man named Edward Barton, requesting deeds relating to a property called Gothic Hall.
She starts to investigate the site of the old house, and learns that bones were found nearby during some construction work.
There’s a mystery to be solved and if there’s one thing Alex likes, it’s a good mystery…
Tales of arranged marriages, conspiring families and dangerous liaisons are soon unraveled, revealing the complicated relationship between Edward Barton and Harriet, a young heiress who longs to be free from her controlling brother.
This has all the makings of a great book – history, mystery, murder and based on true events, I’m looking forward to reading it.
The Corpse with the Garnet Face – Cathy Ace
The seventh book in the Cait Morgan series finds the eccentric Welsh criminologist–sleuth accompanying her husband Bud to Amsterdam to try to unravel a puzzling situation.
To Bud’s surprise, he discovers he has a long-lost uncle, Jonas, who’s met an untimely death. Bud’s mother assures him Jonas was a bad child, but, from beyond the grave, Uncle Jonas begs his nephew to visit the city he adopted as his home to delve into the life he built for himself there, founded on his passion for art.
With an old iron key as their only clue, Cait and Bud travel to Amsterdam to solve the cryptic message left by Jonas—and to honor the final wishes of a long-lost relative.
This has been on my TBR list for months and I’m finally going to get this started. I’ve never read this series before, but I was drawn in by the old iron key. I’m a sucker for old iron keys, ever since I read The Secret Garden when I was a kid.
So what’s on your TBR this week? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear!