Monday, April 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday-- A David Handler Marathon

Another slow week for me. Our visiting family has returned to England, and my head is still reeling from the silence! I only sent 3 books to new Paperback Swap foster homes, and I received 3...all from Paperback Swap, and all by the same author.

One of the few books I read while our family was here was David Handler's The Cold Blue Blood. You'll see a review of it here on Kittling: Books tomorrow. All I'll say now is that I fell in love with the book and the characters, clicked over to Stop, You're Killing Me! to see what the next books in the series were, and then ordered the next three from Paperback Swap. They all arrived last week, so if I'm ever in the mood for a David Handler Marathon, I'm all set! (Inquiring minds want to know: who's the last author you fell in love with and immediately went looking for more of his/her books?)

Here's the breakdown of the books I received last week:
  • The Hot Pink Farmhouse by David Handler (PBS), #2 in the Berger & Mitry mystery series set in Connecticut. (Berger is a New York film critic, and Mitry is an Amazonian Connecticut state trooper.)
  • The Bright Silver Star by David Handler (PBS), #3 in the Berger & Mitry mystery series.
  • The Burnt Orange Sunrise by David Handler (PBS), #4 in the Berger & Mitry mystery series.
A big thank you to Marcia of The Printed Page for hosting this fun meme. If you'd like to join in, or if you'd just like to see more answers, click on that hungry-looking mailbox at the top of this post!


  1. You are in for a treat! I've read every Bergr Mitry mystery and loved every one. Great characters.
    My mailbox is here

  2. Haven't read any Bergr mysteries but they seems to be liked :D

  3. Now I know where the new poll question came from!

  4. His titles are so colorful! Enjoy :)

  5. Sounds like some good reading for you!

  6. ...who's the last author you fell in love with and immediately went looking for more of his/her books?Donna Leon's Guido Brunetti series.

  7. Hmm - I haven't read anything by David Handler . . yet!

    The last author I fell in love with and went looking for more of his/her books? That is a hard one - One that meant a lot to me was Clive Cussler - My father gave me his first few books because he loved them himself, and I liked them so much that I went out and hit multiple bookstores to find as many as I could - the bonus was that it gave us something in common to talk about.


  8. I haven't heard of these. Hope you enjoy them!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. I think I am going to need to check this author out. Cute mailbox pic!

  10. Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Enjoy your books!

  11. Kaye--Thanks for the recommendation!

    Beth--Sometimes the method to my madness is rather obvious, eh? :)

    Mary--I noticed that when I looked up the titles!

    Charlie--Excellent choice, although I have to admit that I'm a bit more partial to Inspector Montalbano of Sicily.

    Wendi--I've read a lot of Cussler's books. Did you know that he lives down here?

    Thanks, Kristi!


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