Monday, December 23, 2019

The Year Is Ending! Read now, before it is too late!


A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd. Post Great War mystery during the Paris negotiations.

Tell Me No Lies by Shelley Noble. "A Lady Dunbridge Mystery". The cover has illustrations of hot air balloons and people wearing hats.

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. According to the cover illustration a woman with a cat dates a long haired guy in a leather jacket. According the to author photo Hibbert keeps her hair short.

Lives Laid Away by Stephen Mack Jones. Ex-police detective is asked to ask around Hispanic community to identify dead girl. Girl disappeared after an ICE round up and she was not the first.

Penny For Your Secrets by Anna Lee Huber. Another cover illustration with people wearing hats.

The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester. No hats on these people. This is set post WWII so what's up with that? Lester lives in Perth, Australia, so if you're in town and see her around you'll have to demand an answer on the cover design by Faceout Studio.

The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester. Wait a minute... which one of these books was first?  A-Ha! It's this one! The author bio in this novel has more information than the other book. Same author photo though. Perth, by the way, was a fantastic city when I got to spend a semester of school there. That was 27 years ago though, so I don't know what the place is like now.

Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove. I suppose this is a mystery. Let's skip straight to the author photo... Nuts! There isn't one. Let's check online... it is black and white and small.

Girl: a novel by Edna O'Brien. Girl is kidnapped by Boko Haram. O'Brien lives in London. I've never been there but sure have seen a lot of photos.

Paperback Romance

Angel in a Devil's Arms by Julie Anne Long.  Guy returns from teh dead and romances a woman.

This Earl Is Mine by Kate Bateman. Heiress wants to marry a condemned man so she can be a widow and keep the money.