Sunday, September 06, 2020

August 2020 Additions to My eBook Stockpile


I don't know how I managed it, but I seem to have found a molecule of restraint last month when it came to adding books to my Kindle. Actually, I would imagine that one of the reasons is that I didn't find as many bargains as usual. Ever notice how August always seems to get short shrift?

How many of you have an eBook wishlist at someplace like Amazon and check it daily to see if any of the prices have gone down to where you just have to buy the books? I'm certainly guilty of that. In my own defense, there are certain authors that I will always pay full price for.

That said, let's get right down to the list of books that I just couldn't resist last month. I've arranged them by genre/subgenre, and if you want to know more about any of them, just click on the title and you'll be taken to Amazon US. (I'm not an Amazon affiliate; I just own a Kindle.)



Fabergé's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire by Toby Faber. Set in various locations.

~~~Short Stories~~~

Frozen by Ann Cleeves. Set in England. My review on Goodreads.

~~~Science Fiction/Dystopian~~~

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. Set in Florida.


Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock. Set in various locations.

~~~Police Procedurals~~~

Song of the Dead by Douglas Lindsay. Set in Scotland.

Out of Bounds by Val McDermid. Set in Scotland.

Broken Ground by Val McDermid. Set in Scotland.

Denny's Law by Elizabeth Gunn. Set in Arizona.

Kissing Arizona by Elizabeth Gunn. Set in Arizona.

Shades of Death by Aline Templeton. Set in England.

L.A. Woman by Alan Russell. Set in California.

Hades by Candice Fox. Set in Australia.


It certainly was a month for police procedurals, wasn't it? One of you recommended Candice Fox's series, so thank you for that. Just wish I could remember your name! *blush*

Were any of these books familiar to you? Did any tickle your fancy? Which ones? Inquiring minds would love to know!




  1. You have some great choices here, Cathy. I haven't read an Aline Templeton for a while, and I'm glad of the reminder of her work. And it's good to see you have an Ann Cleeves here. She's never disappointed me, and I do like her way of evoking place and local culture.

    1. I think I bought the Templeton book because I needed a reminder to get back to her. I love her writing. So intelligent and she can write marvelous characters.

  2. I mentioned Candice Fox. It is the Crimson Lake series that I like so much. Hades that you purchased is a Archer and Bennett series which I haven't read. So am interested in what you think about the start of this series.

    1. Yes, I remember now that you mentioned Candice Fox, Lynn, which got her on my radar, but someone else specifically mentioned the Archer & Bennett series, and the very next day the first book (Hades) went on sale, and the coincidence was too much for me to resist!

  3. Great list! I need to check out a few of these. :)

  4. I'm an Elizabeth Gunn fan, but so far have only read her series set in Minnesota. I have the first book of the Arizona series on my to-read list.

    1. And here I'm aware of her Minnesota series but haven't read any of the books, but I really enjoy her series set in Tucson!


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