Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mailbox Monday

Once again, all my acquisitions are from Paperback Swap. I have just under 3500 books here in my house. In previous weeks, all you've seen are the books coming in. Sooner or later, you're going to start wondering when I'll be floating a second loan to build another floor on this 1952 ranch house. So before I list the seven books I received last week, I'll just say that seven may've come in, but nine were sent to new homes! Here's the list from last week:

--The Becket Factor by Michael David Anthony. Anthony only wrote four books before his death. This is the first in his Canterbury Cathedral mystery series.

--The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard about murder in small town Kansas.

--Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. I really enjoyed her first book, Labyrinth, and this one also has strong female leads and dual narratives spanning centuries. This time, a deck of tarot cards is at the center of it all.

--Lonely Hearts by John Harvey. I really enjoyed Harvey's first Frank Elder mystery, Flesh & Bone, and I've heard nothing but good about his Charlie Resnick series, so I thought I'd give the first one a try.

--The Last Victim in Glen Ross by M.G. Kincaid, which is the first book in a new-to-me Scottish mystery series.

--A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson, the second in the Inspector Banks mystery series.

--The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais, the first Elvis Cole mystery.

Let's books, four of which are UK mystery series. Anyone see a pattern here?

To see what others got in their mailboxes, just click on the mailbox graphic!


  1. Hope you have another great week of books!

    To check out what I got last week, come visit me at:

    Take care ~ Wendi

  2. Look at all those great books! I hope you enjoy Robert Crais' bok. Kate Mosse's book is one I definitely am interested in reading. Like you, I enjoyed her previous book. And, of course, Peter Robinson is an author I need to explore more. I really liked the one book I read by him.

  3. I have been sening out books since Jan. Still I got plenty!

    Some cool books you got here!

    See what my mailbox got me!

  4. My son and I both enjoyed The Monkey's Raincoat very much, I'm sure you'll like it. I haven't read any of the others. Ibelong to two swap groups too and you're right. Some weeks more go out than come in. I'm enjoying Mailbox Mondays very much. Mine is here:

    Happy reading.

  5. I like how you added a picture of your books too. I always like to see the pictures. Something I need to go back to doing. Enjoy your reading.

  6. I have The Virgin of Small Plains on my TBR and some of your other titles sound very interesting to me too!


  7. Thank you for stopping by the 'Mailbox' this week. I, too, have 'The Virgin of the Small Plains' in my TBR pile.


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