Apr 5, 2014

Sunday Salon: A Humid Spring

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Spring has finally arrived but the barometer readings have changed. I really must move to a warm and DRY climate but one without hurricanes (Florida) or earthquakes (California) or summers that are like putting your head in an oven (Arizona). Now where could that be?

On my to be read list:
Spiritual medium Emma Whitecastle knows a good ghost when she feels one—like her own sweet Granny Apples, long gone but still as famous for her apple pies as she is for helping her great-great-great-granddaughter get to the core of the most baffling mysteries... When Emma gets word of a sticky spirit problem in Las Vegas, she and the ghost of Granny Apples hit the road for Sin City. Dolly, a former showgirl,  is haunted by Lenny, a dead Vegas hood worried about an aging mobster named Nemo coming after the leggy old bombshell.
When Nemo is found dead, Dolly goes missing—and lands herself on a short list of suspects. Emma and Granny Apples aren’t about to fold until they save Dolly’s neck and put her past to rest.  (goodreads)
1559. Elizabeth is about to be crowned queen of England and wants her personal musician Kate Haywood to prepare music for the festivities. New to London, Kate must learn the ways of city life …and once again school herself as a sleuth. Making her way among the courtiers who vie for the new queen’s favor, Kate befriends Lady Mary Everley. Mary is very close to Elizabeth. With their red hair and pale skin, they even resemble each other—which makes Mary’s murder all the more chilling. But when another redhead is murdered, Kate uncovers a deadly web of motives lurking just beneath the polite court banter, and follows the trail of a killer whose grievance can only be answered with royal blood. (goodreads)
The long-awaited next installment in the Detective Jack Yu series.
When the body of an unidentified Asian man is found in the Harlem River, NYPD Detective Jack Yu embarks on a journey into Chinatown's restaurants, strip clubs, and seedy gambling establishments to investigate. (goodreads)

What's on your shelves waiting to be read?


  1. I'm with you on the warm and dry climate without all the bad weather. :) You have some interesting books on your shelf this week. Look forward to reading your thoughts on them. I have a couple of cozy mysteries lined up for this week and I'm listening to Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton. Have a great Sunday.

  2. Ghost Of A Gamble sounds good! I love the cover too!

  3. I haven't heard about these books before, thank you for sharing.

    Glass @ Ja Ĩitam, a ti?

  4. Murder at Westminster Abbey sounds really good to me! I haven't heard of your books but will have fun learning more about them. Have a good week reading.

  5. So many good books this month. I need to read much faster.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!!

  6. Spring has arrived here but it's still cool out, also very rainy. Ghost Of A Gamble looks cute! happy reading.

  7. Murder at Westminster Abbey sounds good and fits in with the British theme I have going on in my reading and on my blog.

    Joy's Book Blog

  8. Enjoy your reading this week, Harvee!

  9. I like historical novels every now and again, and Murder at Westminster Abbey does sound good. Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

  10. Ghosts of a Gamble sounds like a good read. One of the books I'm reading this week is The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. Have a good week.

  11. Ooooooo...Murder at Westminister Abbey looks VERY good.

    ENJOY all of your books and your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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