My Mom's here, so I don't have much reading time this week. Today is a new arrivals day.
St. Martin's sent ARCs of two debuts. The first is Sara Foster's Beneath the Shadows in which a young mother searches over Yorkshire's windswept moors for the truth behind her husband's mysterious disappearance. The other is Eleanor Kuhns' A Simple Murder, winner of the 2011 Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel Competition, a historical novel about the mysterious murder of a young Shaker woman in 1796.
Tina Whittle's Darker Than Any Shadow is the second Tai Randolph mystery. I've heard good things about this story that brings back Tai and corporate security agent Trey Seaver. It's a mystery that shows how deadly poetry can be.
I also received a copy of Karen Spears Zacharias' nonfiction book, A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder from the publicist. It's the story of a failure of an entire community to protect a three-year-old who was murdered.
Thanks for reading New Arrivals while I enjoy my mother's arrival.