Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Arrivals

My Mom's here, so I don't have much reading time this week. Today is a new arrivals day.

I received Jefferson Bass' new book, The Inquisitor's Key (HarperCollins), from his publicist. It's a new Dr. Bill Brockton thriller, involving the case of the millennium. Has his assistant really uncovered a stone chest inscribed with the claim that the bones inside are those of Jesus of Nazareth. It's a claim that will shake the Vatican to its core.

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.

And, I bought two books at The Poisoned Pen the other night. Plunder is Mary Anna Evans' latest Faye Longchamp mystery, Faye and her husband, Joe Wolf Mantooth, are working in Louisiana researching archaeological sites soon to be flooded by oil. Once again, Evans combines Fayes personal and professional life in a story in which Faye can see that Louisiana is still being plundered.

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.


Kay said...

Some of these sound like books that I must read. As always. LOL

Hope you and your Mom are having a great time, Lesa!

RaShelle Workman said...

The Inquisitor's Key sounds great!

Lesa said...

Thanks, Kay & RaShelle. Great visit with Mom, and some good books here. Thanks!

Karen C said...

Oh My Goodness, Lesa - more for the TBR!!