Sunday, January 31, 2021

January 2021 Additions to My eBook Stockpile


I'm going to keep this short and sweet because I'm fairly certain that I'm having an allergic reaction to a shampoo I used last night, and the swelling and itching are driving me around the bend. Ask me if I'm going to use that shampoo again!

I simply cannot resist adding books to my Kindle, although Amazon did send me more than one temptation that I managed to resist, so I'm not completely out of control. Below are the books I uploaded. They're grouped by genre/subgenre, and if you click on any book's title, you'll be taken to Amazon US to learn more about it.

Will any of my choices tickle your fancy? Let's find out!


The Answer Is...: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek. Various locations.

~~~Time Travel~~~

Ye Olde Antique Shoppe: The Edward V Coin by Margaret Brazear. Set in England. My review.


American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Set in Mexico and the U.S.


Water Memory by Daniel Pyne. Set on board a cargo ship heading to South America. My review.
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden. Set in Colorado and South Dakota.

~~~Historical Fiction~~~

The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli. Set in Italy.

~~~Serial Fiction~~~

Dead Woman Driving: Dog Days by Sue Ann Jaffarian. Set in an unspecified location. Rated three stars on Goodreads.
Dead Woman Driving: Snake Eyes by Sue Ann Jaffarian. Set in New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Rated four stars on Goodreads.

~~~Cozy Mystery~~~

Murder at Madingley Grange by Caroline Graham. Set in England.
The Shadow of Death by Jane Willan. Set in Wales.

~~~Police Procedural~~~

Wild Pitch by A.B. Guthrie. Set in Montana.

~~~Short Story/Novella~~~

A Birthday Lunch by Martin Walker. Set in France. Rated four stars on Goodreads.
Man Found Dead in Park by Margaret Coel. Set in Colorado.

Well, those were my acquisitions during the month of January. Have you read any of them? Do you want to read any of them? Inquiring minds would love to know!


  1. Oh, you have two books there from series I really enjoy: Martin Walker's and Caroline Graham's! I hope you'll like them, Cathy! Oooh, and a Coel, too! I'm glad to see Trebek's autobiography, too. He is much missed, and I'll bet it'll be well-written and interesting.

    1. I started reading Trebek's autobiography and made myself stop. I think I'll enjoy it.

  2. I've read The Shadow of Death and enjoyed it. I met Jane Willan at Malice a couple of years ago and sat with her at breakfast. She was fun to talk to and is a church pastor. Hope you enjoy all these books! And hope your itching goes away!

  3. I've had American Dirt on my Kindle forever. I feel like I am never in the mood for it. I need to pitch it to my book club or something in order to actually read it.

    1. It can be a bit amusing sometimes how we have to "trick" ourselves into reading something. I've been guilty of it more than once!

  4. Can't believe I haven't read the Trebek book yet. I'm still not in the mood for it. First it reminded to much of his imminent death, and now, I guess, it's just too soon.

    I really liked American Dirt and the way the unjustified criticism (IMO) it received drove it to the top of the bestseller lists for so long. It's a good thriller - with a message. I think the author was really mistreated by the media on this one...but that's me.

    1. I agree with you about American Dirt and I hope to read it soon. As for the Trebek book, it's going to be awhile. I still tear up when I hear Ken Jennings say "Thank you, Alex" at the end of each episode now.

  5. Winter Counts is on my list to try. And you know by now that I'm interested in the one from Martin Walker ...

    1. It's a fun little story. I have another Martin Walker post coming up next week, as luck would have it.


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