New Additions

May bks 2019

These are my latest additions to my TBR books from Barter Books in Alnwick. From top to bottom:

  • Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister – because I’ve loved other books by her. This is a psychological thriller that has two separate storylines following two paths that Joanna’s future might take.
  • Fire from Heaven: a novel of Alexander the Great by Mary Renault – because this book caught my eye in the historical fiction section and I remember enjoying some of her books years ago. This is the first in her Alexandrian Trilogy.
  • The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths, a Dr Ruth Galloway Mystery – because I like Ruth and enjoy these books, even though they are written in the present tense, which I can find irritating. This one is set in Italy.
  • The Sleeping and the Dead by Ann Cleeves – because I love her books. This is one of her earlier books, first published in 2001. It’s a standalone murder mystery featuring Detective Peter Porteous.
  • Christine Falls by Benjamin Black -because I’ve been on the lookout for this book ever since I read Vengeance, the 5th book in his Quirke Mysteries series. This is the 1st book in the series, a murder mystery set in the 1950s in Dublin where Quirke is a pathologist. Benjamin Black is the pen name of John Banville.

10 thoughts on “New Additions”

  1. They all look great, Margaret. I’m especially interested in what you think of the McAllister; I keep hearing such good things about that one. And Elly Griffiths never disappoints (well, in my view, anyway). And I couldn’t agree more about Ann Cleeves…

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  2. How funny… I’ve just finished The Dark Angel and am in the middle of reviewing it. Loved it. I’ve read one book by Mary Renault, set in North Devon. I really want to read one of her historical novels but haven’t managed to get around to it, due mostly to my town library not having anything, I need to reserve something.

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    1. Yes, we’re making a habit of this Cath – the last one we almost read at the same time was Jonasson’s The Island – if I remember correctly! I’m so glad you loved The Dark Angel.

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    1. That is so interesting because I think that was what I’ve found in other books by Elly Griffiths – they do concentrate on the characters and their relationships and I think that’s one reason I like Ruth. I feel as though she has a real personality. But I can see why that is disappointing when you’re expecting the book to be more centred on the crime.

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  3. You can’t go wrong with a Ruth Galloway book. This one is a bit different with the Italian setting, but I love that whole series. 🙂

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