Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?/Musing

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. It has finally found a permanent  home at Mailbox Monday with the following new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree
Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit
Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach

I received the following book, thanks to the author/publicist:

The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie

In the past . . .
On a blisteringly hot August afternoon in Crystal Palace, once home to the tragically destroyed Great Exhibition, a solitary thirteen-year-old boy meets his next door neighbor, a recently widowed young teacher hoping to make a new start in the tight-knit South London community. Drawn together by loneliness, the unlikely pair form a deep connection that ends in a shattering act of betrayal.

In the present . . .
On a cold January morning in London, Detective Inspector Gemma James is back on the job now that her husband, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, is at home to care for their three-year-old foster daughter. Assigned to lead a Murder Investigation Team in South London, she's assisted by her trusted colleague, newly promoted Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot. Their first case, a crime scene at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace. The victim, a well-respected barrister, found naked, trussed, and apparently strangled. Is it an unsavory accident or murder? In either case, he was not alone, and Gemma's team must find his companion - a search that leads them into unexpected corners and forces them to contemplate unsettling truths about the weaknesses and passions that lead to murder. Ultimately, they will begin to question everything they think they know about their world and those they trust most.


Hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of BooksWe discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week. 

I finished reading the following:

22. Never Forget by Lisa Cutts (Crime Fiction)
21. A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez (Crime Fiction)

I am in the midst of reading:

The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
The Rejected Suitor by Teresa McCarthy 

I posted reviews of the following novels on my blog:

Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatum
The Personal History of Rachel DuPREE
The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller
Tahoe Trap by Todd Borg

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about something related to reading/books each week…

I am consciously trying to pick up books other than crime fiction. I am learning so much......


bermudaonion said...

I've only read one of Crombie's books but I really liked it. I hope you love your new one!

Nise' said...

I read a lot of crime fiction too and work at picking up other genres. Have a great week.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Good for you! Good luck in trying to expand your genre choices!

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

Hope you love the Crombie book!

Unknown said...

Enjoy your new book!

Harvee said...

I have the Crombie book for a tour. She is a really good mystery writer and I hope we both like this one!
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Serena said...

Enjoy your books this week.

Suzanne Yester said...

I've heard great things about the Crombie book, Enjoy!

JC Jones said...

I am trying just the opposite. I love Science Fiction and am trying to read more of them.

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Crombie's book sounds so good! Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Vera said...

Got Crombie's book as well last week!

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Mari said...


The Reading Date said...

Looks like a great title. Happy reading!

Cheryl said...

Crombie's book sounds fascinating. I love crime fiction, too.

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Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

It's good that you want to try out other genres. I'm a very eclectic reader, which is a problem because there are way too many books in every genre that I want to read.

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY your books!!

Stop by for giveaways on my blog if you like.

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Vicki said...

The Sound of Broken Glass sounds like a good read!

Anonymous said...

I've wanted to try Crombie for awhile now. I go through periiods where I only read crime fiction!