Sunday, December 01, 2019

November 2019 Additions to My eBook Stockpile

We've had two major storms roll through Phoenix lately. We've gotten rain here in the valley, and the northern part of the state has gotten a great deal of snow. The second storm had winds strong enough to down huge trees a few miles north of here, and it was loud enough to wake me up at 3 AM. What did I do when I couldn't go back to sleep? I reached for my Kindle and read until the worst of the storm had moved through.

As a reader, I can't beat my Kindle for its convenience, and I've never been left hanging because it's lost its charge. I can adjust the light, I can adjust the size of the print, and the Kindle takes up a lot less space in my purse when I'm out and about (because I'm not about to leave Casa Kittling without a book). No wonder I like to have a nice stockpile of titles at my beck and call!

The following are the titles that I added to my Kindle in the month of November. I've grouped them according to genre or subgenre, and if you click on a title to find out more about it, you will be taken to Amazon US-- so be careful if you live in another country and want to buy one of the titles.

Let's see what tickled my fancy last month...

~~~Short Stories~~~

Lost Property by Colin Cotterill. Part of the Jimm Juree series set in Thailand.

~~~Genealogical Mystery~~~

The Merchant's Daughter by M.J. Lee. Part of the Jayne Sinclair series set in England.


The Wreck of the Mary Deare by Hammond Innes. Set in various locations.


~~~Amateur Sleuth~~~

Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt. Andy Carpenter mystery set in New Jersey.
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke. Jay Porter series set in Texas.

~~~Police Procedural~~~

Reckless Creed by Alex Kava. Ryder Creed mystery set in Alabama.
I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni. Commissario Ricciardi mystery set in Italy.

~~~Private Investigator~~~

Accustomed to the Dark by Walter Satterthwait. Joshua Croft mystery set in New Mexico.
The Hanged Man by Walter Satterthwait. Joshua Croft mystery set in New Mexico.
A Flower in the Desert by Walter Satterthwait. Joshua Croft mystery set in New Mexico.

~~~Historical Mystery~~~

The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey. Set in England and at sea.
A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan. Set in England.
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen. A Lady Georgie mystery set in Italy.

The next two months should be interesting due to the gift cards I'll probably receive. I always save a portion of those gift cards for the more expensive titles on Kindle that never go on sale, so who knows what I'll be reporting in the near future!


  1. Your historical mystery books are the one I'd like to get hold of. All archived on Netgalley though,.

  2. You've got some good books in store for you, Cathy. I really thought Black Water Rising was an excellent read; I hope you will, too. And I see you have a new Rosenfelt, which is always good. And a Cotterill, too - can't go wrong there. Enjoy!

    1. It's good to hear your opinion of Black Water Rising, Margot.

  3. Now I would not want to wish more storms on Arizona, but it is nice to curl up with some good mysteries, with snacks, and just read. It is my idea of how to ride out bad weather, too.
    Happy reading! And I agree about Attica Locke's and David Rosenfelt's books.

    1. Reading is my favorite way to ride out bad weather, too.

  4. I never leave my house with my Kindle either. And I picked up that House of Ghosts books on sale a few days ago. Lovely! I really wish that extended family would give me book giftcards for whatever gift-giving time. They do not and I'm so easy to to give gifts to. My mother-in-law has pretty much told the family that giftcards are not thoughtful even though she likes to receive certain ones herself because she likes shopping. She's actually told me that I have enough books. Sigh. She just doesn't get it, right? Ha!

    1. Or maybe 'without' my Kindle. Need more coffee! ;-)

    2. She most definitely does NOT get it. *sigh*

  5. Attica Locke's books are great. However, her second series beginning with Bluebird, Bluebird, followed by Heaven, My Home, is superb. Bluebird, Bluebird received a lot of recognition. These books feature an African American state trooper. When one starts Bluebird, Bluebird, a reader feels like they are sitting in Geneva Sweet's cafe in East Texas, smelling the aromas of delicious food. She will continue this series.

  6. Good. I can still imagine smelling Geneva Sweet's cobbler.

    1. Oh, and I have a profound weakness for cobbler! Amazon had Heaven, My Home as a Deal of the Day, so now it's on my TBR, too.


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