'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday a weekly meme created by
and is being hosted all this month by 
A pretty good haul this week too! Got one in the mail:
               'The Housekeeper' by Beverly Cochran

I learned about this book from Penny, a gal in Scotland, on her delightful blog Scottish Vegan Homemaker. Give Penny a visit, you'll want to pull up a chair and stay awhile!

The library had a couple rows of mysteries they were removing from the shelves last week and I got 6!

'Double Dealer'   by Barbara Taylor McCafferty & Beverly Taylor Herald
A twin sleuths book written by twins!

'Jerusalem Inn'   by Martha Grimes 

The 5th in the Richard Jury series

'Shallow Grave' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles     
An Inspector Bill Slider Mystery
The Old Rectory, West London, is the kind of house Detective Inspector Bill Slider covets with an "edifice complex." But on his "copper's pay," it's not likely he'll ever live in such a magnificent structure. Huge and imposing, with three sections built over a number of centuries, it now must add "crime scene" to its list of distinctions. A body is rather spoiling the view from the back terrace.. "Only two people live in the big house: famed historian Cyril Dacre, suffering through the final stages of a terminal illness, and his mousy daughter, Frances Hammond, who had the unpleasant experience of discovering Jennifer Andrews's corpse.

 'The Tree of Hands' by Ruth Rendell

Mopsa, driven by a past scarred by madness and violence. Benet, stricken by the most grievous loss any woman can bear. Carol, trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change. Three mothers joined by a single thread of terror, whirled into a spiral of kidnapping, murder, and a final, reckless affirmation of love.

'Out of the Blackout' by Robert Barnard      
An unidentified boy with little memory of the past is taken in during the height of World War II by a couple who know nothing about him except his strange cries at night, but a trip to London rekindles old memories, and fears.

'Deadly Pleasures' by P.D. James
This is 3 novels in one...
Two are Adam Dalgliesh novels

'The Black Tower'
Warner celebrates New York Times bestselling author P.D. James with these new editions of her classic crime novels. In what Publishers Weekly calls "a literate, intelligent, intriguing novel of suspense", perennial James character Adam Dalgliesh must find the hidden pattern in a seemingly senseless series of slayings.

'Death of an Expert Witness'
Dr. Lorrimer appeared to be the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body is discovered and his secret past dissected does the image begin to change. Once again, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh learns that there is more to human beings than meets the eye -- and more to solving a murder than the obvious clues.
And one Cordelia Gray novel, the second in this series

'The Skull Beneath the Skin'
Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death. 

Leave a comment and a link to your new additions!


  1. The only ones I'm familiar with are the P. D. James books, but the rest look good to me as well. Enjoy!

  2. Hi Peggy,

    Thank you for stopping by to express your sympathies about the passing of our Libby. I appreciate that.

    I am also happy I found your blog, it looks wonderful.

  3. Great mailbox! I would be interested in reading Death of an Expert Witness.

  4. Oh, there are lots of great covers! And lots of mystery ahead...enjoy!


  5. It's been awhile since I read a good mystery. Enjoy all your books! Thanks for visiting my blog

  6. Enjoy! your thrillers.


  7. I love all your new mysteries. Hope you have a great week.

  8. Looks like you are in store for some suspenseful reads! I hope you enjoy them all.

  9. Lovely mailbox. Enjoy your books.

  10. These are all new to me, I hope you enjoy them all!

  11. Wow, I don't know what it is about the cover of Shallow Graves but it reminds me of a book I had as a kid (and of course I can't even place what the book is) and it's really striking! I may have to pick that one up just for the sake of having it.
    Happy reading!

  12. These are all new titles to me but they look like a nice selection of mysteries.

  13. Fun! I love mysteries -- I've heard such good things about Cynthia Harrod-Eagles' books!

  14. Mysteries are good. Happy reading.

  15. Nice nab from the library! Tree of Hands looks really good.

    Happy reading!


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