Another week has flown by at the speed of light, and it's time for my favorite meme. Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia on her blog, The Printed Page. Following it has been known to lead to towering stacks of books to be read, so join at your own risk!
If you'd like to join in or just take a look at the books that others have received in their mailboxes within the past week, click on that redhead to the left. She'll take you right to the heart of the action!
Last week, I sent 5 books to new Paperback Swap (PBS) foster homes, and I received 2. What made those two extra special is that I've been wanting them for a long time, and fellow PBS members came through for me!
Here's the scoop on the two books I received:
- Mud, Muck and Dead Things by Ann Granger, #1 in the Campbell and Carter mystery series. "Lucas Burton hates the countryside. To him it's nothing but mud, muck and dead things. And he's right. When he turns up at a deserted farm in the middle of nowhere hoping to conduct a business deal he stumbles across the body of a girl. And that's just the start of his bad luck: Penny Gower from the local stables has spotted his silver Mercedes leaving the scene of the crime. Suddenly, for Lucas, things are looking very bleak indeed...Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with few leads and a new superintendent, Ian Carter, breathing down her neck, she's beginning to feel the pressure. Then another dead body is found..."
- Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris, #4 in the Harper Connelly mystery series. "Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.To make matters worse, Tolliver learns from his older brother that their father is out of jail and trying to reestablish contact with other family members. Tolliver wants no part of the man- but he may not have a choice in the matter. Soon, family secrets ensnare them both, as Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister, Cameron, so many years before. And what she finds out will change her world forever."