Sunday, May 03, 2020

April 2020 Additions to My eBook Stockpile

Anyone who uses an eBook reader knows how easy it is to have a substantial "digital security blanket"-- or an eBook stockpile. Occasionally I tell myself to stop adding books to my Kindle. After all, I have almost 400 on mine, but... what am I to do when a book I've wanted to read for a long time suddenly goes on sale for 99¢? You know what I'm talking about, right? I thought so!

These are the books I just couldn't resist last month. I've grouped them according to genre or subgenre, and if you click on any of the titles, you'll be taken to Amazon US for more information. I'm not an affiliate of Amazon, I just buy their eBooks.

Enough talking! Let's get to the books!

~~~Cozy Mystery~~~

Witch Miss Seeton by Heron Carvic. Set in England.
Odds On Miss Seeton by Heron Carvic. Set in England.
Miss Seeton Sings by Heron Carvic. Set in England. 


The Vermeer Deception by Jennifer S. Alderson. Set in the Netherlands and Germany.
After She Wrote Him by Sulari Gentill. Set in an unspecified location.
Michael's Wife by Marlys Millhiser. Set in Arizona.

~~~Short Stories/Novellas~~~

If It Bleeds by Stephen King. Set in various locations.
Oystercatcher by Martin Walker. Set in France. Reviewed on Goodreads.

~~~Historical Fiction~~~

Love, Fiercely by Jean Zimmerman. Set in various locations.

~~~Historical Mystery~~~

Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing by Maryla Szymiczkowa. Set in Poland.


Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park by Conor Knighton. Set in various U.S. locations.
Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper by Martin Pegler. Set in Russia and various locations.
The Stationary Ark by Gerald Durrell. Set on the Island of Jersey and various other locations. Already reviewed.

~~~Police Procedurals~~~

Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri. Set in Italy. Already reviewed.
Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri. Set in Italy.
Laidlaw by William McIlvanney. Set in Scotland.
Where the Truth Lies by M.J. Lee. Set in England.

Well, that's my list of indulgences. Have you read any of these? Which ones did you add to your wishlist? Inquiring minds would love to know!


  1. You are braver than I. I am not sure that I want to quantify exactly how many books I 1-click!

    1. I don't know why, but it doesn't bother me a bit.

  2. Oh, I hope you'll like After She Wrote Him, Cathy. I think Sulari Gentill is so talented, and her series is excellent, in my opinion. And I see you have Laidlaw, too. Not a happy, easy book, but in my opinion, an excellent novel. It's a classic in Scottish noir.

    1. I read an article in which so many of my favorite authors listed Laidlaw as one of their favorites that I jumped on it when it was on sale.

  3. I'd like to read a book by Laidlaw, but no library now and I don't have an ereader. And I"m buying real books! And I think right now I need humor and distraction.

    1. Yes, this is a book I'm going to save for a later time.

  4. So many great covers. I'd choose some of these for the covers alone.

    1. My favorite is probably Love, Fiercely because John Singer Sargent is one of my favorite artists.

  5. I dare not confess how often I fall prey....seriously, I'm not confessing or telling how many books I have on my Kindle. Hey, did you ever read Marlys Millhiser's book, The Mirror? Read it back in my late teens or early 20's - loved it so very much. Don't think I ever read any of her other books. I'll have to check out what's available by her.

    1. I loved Millhiser's The Mirror. There were three reasons why I got Michael's Wife: (1) how much I liked The Mirror, (2) it's set in Arizona, and (3) the synopsis sounded good.

      By the way... I know people who have admitted to having anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 books on their eReaders, so my measly 370 makes me feel like a dilettante! LOL


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