Sunday, March 03, 2019

February 2019 Additions to My eBook Stockpile

This blog post series is dedicated to my solemn belief that you can never have too many books. They are saviors in hospital waiting rooms. They increase brain capacity and ward off the blues. They are-- without a single doubt-- an intellectual and emotional security blanket that I refuse to do without. And thanks to websites that will alert you to bargains, you don't have to break the bank to keep your eReader loaded with goodies.

I did manage to exercise a tad more restraint in February than I did in January-- mainly because I drained all those lovely gift cards. Here is a list of what I purchased. I've grouped the books by genre and have provided links to Amazon if you want to learn more about a specific book. A word of warning: the links are to Amazon US, so if you live in a different country keep that in mind!

Short Stories & Novellas

Smelly Man by Colin Cotterill. Mystery set in Thailand.
The Certificate by Priscilla Masters. Mystery set in England.
Blood Ran Cold by Sten Ostberg. Mystery set in Norway.
Long Lost by Linda Castillo. Mystery set in Ohio.
Rendezvous by Nelson DeMille. Mystery set in Vietnam.



New Jerusalem News by John Enright. Set in Massachusetts.

Cozy & Amateur Sleuth

The White Shepherd by Annie Dalton. Set in Oxford, England. 
Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien. Set in Ohio.

Police Procedurals

Gideon's Rescue by Alan Russell. Set in California.
Lost Dog by Alan Russell. Set in California.
Guardians of the Night by Alan Russell. Set in California.
The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto. Set in Finland.
 The Prisoner by Omar Shahid Hamid. Set in Pakistan.
Dead Man's Lane by Kate Ellis. Set in England.
Where I Can See You by Larry D. Sweazy. Set in Michigan.

I have to admit that the two I am most excited about are John Enright's New Jerusalem News and Where I Can See You by Larry D. Sweazy. I love both men's writing, and I wish Enright's mystery series set in Samoa would have lasted longer. (If you can get your hands on it, do it! Pago Pago Tango, Fire Knife Dancing, The Dead Don't Dance, and Blood Jungle Ballet.) 

What about you, dear readers? Did any of the books I added to my stockpile tickle your fancy? Which ones? Inquiring minds would love to know!


  1. Nice to see you have a Kate Ellis there, Cathy. I like her work. And thanks for the reminder of Alan Russell; I need to read more of his stuff... You've got some good reads in store, I think.

  2. Oh gosh every time I see one of these lists, my TBR lists increase. This reminds me I"m behind in Sweazy's books,which I like, if they're about Marjorie Tremaine.
    Can't go wrong with Kati Hiekkapelto. Loved The Exiled, her last one.
    And even though you don't mention this writer, a friend also recommended Ausmat Khan's books which you have done.
    Am reading the unusual, but fun November Road by Lou Berney.

    1. I didn't purchase any of Ausma Zeharat Khan's books last month, so that's why she's not on the list.

  3. OK, but I'm going back to read your reviews, so I know which ones to read.

  4. Oh, so now you're reading The Widows, which I loved and a friend is now loving.

    1. I'm really enjoying both the books I'm reading.


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