Sunday, May 05, 2019

April 2019 Additions to My eBook Stockpile

I can see now that the primary reason why I go nuts buying eBooks is the presence of gift cards in my hot little hands. I think I bought enough eBooks in January to choke a horse, but every month since the number has gotten fewer. The absence of gift cards equals restraint.

Without further comment on my buying habits, here is the list of titles I added to my Kindle during the month of April. I have them grouped by genre/ subgenre. If you want to know more about a specific book, click on the title. The links do go to Amazon because that is where I bought them. Beware: if you're one of my readers who lives outside the U.S., you'll need to your favorite site that sells eBooks in your country.

Here's the list!

~~~Historical Mystery~~~

Lady of the Ashes by Christine Trent set in England.

~~~Private Investigator~~~

Prayer of the Dragon by Eliot Pattison set in Tibet.

~~~Police Procedural~~~

Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George set in England.


The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey set in the American Southwest.


Grave Descend by John Lange (AKA Michael Crichton) set in the Caribbean.
The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne set in Michigan.

~~~Short Stories~~~

Top Deck by Kate Ellis set in Liverpool, England.
We Install: And Other Stories by Harry Turtledove set in all sorts of places.
A Darker Shade of Sweden edited by John-Henri Holmberg. Guess where it's set? 


  1. Oh, some nice ones there, Cathy. I'll be especially interested in what you think of Grave Descend and Top Deck. Oh, and Edward Abbey was born and grew up in the town where I went to university. We read his books in all of the English classes.

    1. I've already read Top Deck. It's a wonderful little story; I just don't review single short stories here on the blog. I do on Goodreads, though.

  2. I love Eliot Pattison's series with Inspector Shan. After reading the first one, years ago, I learned so much about Tibet and the Chineses occupation. An interesting selection here!

    1. That's what I loved about the first book: I learned so much about Tibet. And the writing and stories are excellent.

  3. Amazing. I have no idea how you read so many books so quickly and review them.
    I've read 4 books in the last 2 weeks(one was Rowling/Galbraith's 650 page doorstop), but that's all I did.
    I've started Wendall Thomas' second book. I wish it wasn't so funny. I keep smiling, ready to laugh. What a sense of humor.

    1. Wendall Thomas is a gem. I'm hoping that she'll come to The Poisoned Pen sometime this year. I missed her last year.

  4. I'm very tired, up all night writing and it's work to laugh so much. I need to rest, then read this.
    But I'm reading it and thinking that this family drama and dialogue is very Jewish-familyish. I guess family dynamics are similar in many ways.

  5. I bet Wendall Thomas is as funny in person as on the page.


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