Monday, November 17, 2008

Mailbox Monday--Katie, Bar the Door!

Nine books left here on their way to new homes last week, but I did fall off the wagon. You see, I had a coupon for Bookcloseouts, and not only that, they sent me an email telling me about FREE SHIPPING. What's a bookaholic to do under such pressure? Naturally--I placed an order. It arrived last week. (2 mass markets, 2 trade papers and 3 hardcovers for $33.) Nine books out. Eighteen books in. Here's the lowdown:

--Falling Down by David Cole, the latest entry in one of my favorite mystery series about computer hacker Laura Winslow, set here in Arizona. (Bookcloseouts)

--Jack Knife by Virginia Baker, a novel about Jack the Ripper. (Bookcloseouts)

--The Last Templar by Michael Jecks, the first in the Knights Templar mystery series. Recommended by a friend and fellow mystery addict. (Paperback Swap)

--Last Seen in Aberdeen by M.G. Kincaid, the second Sergeant Mornay mystery. (Paperback Swap)

--Murder in Pug's Parlour by Amy Myers, the first in a new-to-me British mystery series. (Paperback Swap)

--Calling Out for You by Karin Fossum, an Inspector Sejer mystery. (Bookcloseouts)

--Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, a Newbery Award winner about a young boy being the sole survivor of a plane crash who has nothing but the clothes on his back and a hatchet...and he's got to find his way out of the Canadian wilderness. (Paperback Swap)

--Dirty Spanish by Juan Caballero, a book of everyday slang that will come in handy here in Phoenix. (ARC/Mini Book Expo)

--Borderlands by Brian McGilloway, the first in an Irish mystery series recommended by the woman who's requested so many of my books through Paperback Swap. (Paperback Swap)

--The Private John Lennon: The Untold Story from his Sister, by Julia Baird. (ARC/Mini Book Expo)

--I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass by Paul Charles, the second in the Inspector Christy Kennedy mystery series. (Bookcloseouts)

--High Priestess by David Skibbins, the second in the "Tarot Card" mystery series. (Bookcloseouts)

--Lady in Boomtown: Miners and Manners on the Nevada Frontier by Mrs. Hugh Brown. (Paperback Swap)

--What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman, a mystery that's swept the awards this year. (Bookcloseouts)

--The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo, the second in the Detective Harry Hole mystery series. (Bookcloseouts)

--Bangkok Haunts by John Burdett, the third of the Sonchai Jitpleecheep mysteries set in Thailand. (Bookcloseouts)

--Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design by Christopher Lowell. Hey! It's not a mystery! (Paperback Swap)

--Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin, a Scandinavian mystery that's been getting raves in the UK. (ARC/LibraryThing Early Reviewer program)

Whew! I'm done. Thought I was going to get carpal tunnel there for a while! If you'd like to see what other people got in their mailboxes last week, head on over to The Printed Page!


  1. I got The Private John Lennon last week, too! I'm looking forward to reading that one.

  2. That is quite an impressive week! I just love a good deal - especially free shipping, then it is even cheaper than if you had gone to the store as you don't have to pay for gas - yeah!!

    Borderlands and the Last Templar sound interesting! I'd love to hear how you like them - hope you will review them on here! :)

    Happy reading!!


  3. Great week, it seems! Some cool pile of books! Now I want to go buy some books!

    It is so contagious!


    Read mine here!

  4. The Devil's Star is really good. I read each of Nesbo's books as they come out in translation and they are very good mysteries. Enjoy.

  5. Wow, Cathy, what a haul!!!

    Your love of mysteries shows through here!


  6. Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I've had the Michael Jenks in my TRB pile forever. It just keeps getting moved around.

  7. Wow! That's a lot of books! I love John Lennon and I can't wait to hear what people think of that book.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  8. I just heard about Bookcloseouts from another site this week. I think I may have to check them out for some holiday shopping...

    My Mailbox Monday post is here.


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