May 17, 2014

Sunday Salon: New Mysteries and More

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While I was hibernating at home the last two-three weeks, reading the final book tour novels for May, I added these books to my pile to be read. Can you tell that I like mysteries?

The Summer House by Santa Montefiore; Simon and Schuster 
The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore; William Morrow 
For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All; Skyhorse Publishing

A Possibility of Violence by D.A. Mishani; Harper ARC 
All Day and a Night: A Novel of Suspense by Alafair Burke; Harper ARC 
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear; Harper ARC

Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner; William Morrow
          The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen; Harper
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng; Penguin Press ARC 
Jack of Spies by David Downing; Soho Press ARC

The Ways of Evil Men
I am also reading The Ways of Evil Men by the late Leighton Gage, the seventh Chief Inspector Mario Silva mystery novel set in Brazil, which I snagged at the library.  I had thought in a review of his previous book, Perfect Hatred, that the many Portuguese names were hard to keep straight. The Ways of Evil Men has a list of the characters at the front of the book! And I love that the font is larger than his other books. This mystery author will be missed by his readers.
A Well-Tempered Heart
I saw this at the library today and after reading the first lines, seeing the setting and the book description, I had to take it home! It is about a Burmese woman who is a successful lawyer in the U.S. but unhappy in her personal life. A voice in her head persists in asking her pointed questions about her purpose in life. In the meantime, another Burmese woman must struggle with the fact her two young sons were taken by rebel soldiers.

What new books are you reading this week?


  1. I love the title "The Care and Management of Lies!" Hope you enjoy all your new books :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  2. You definitely have a great selection of mysteries there. It would be hard to decide which one to begin with. Looking forward to your thoughts on them.

  3. Great haul. Happy Reading!

  4. My wife loves mysteries especially what I would call "smart ones", which many of these look to be. I will point her in the direction of several of these titles.

    I should really give a few if these a try.

  5. Enjoy your mysteries! And, the baseball book!

    Joy's Book Blog

  6. Nice bunch of books! I really liked The Queen of the Tearling. I hope you do too. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  7. These all look good....but The Care and Management of Lies really grabbed me. Enjoy!


  8. I'm a mystery lover too and I see you added a baseball book. I love baseball and almost added this one but I just have too many in my TBR.

    Enjoy your books!

  9. Good collection of mysteries!!One of these days I gotta rob you!!

    Here is my post!!

  10. When I venture here, you remind me to read more mysteries. I enjoy them, but don't read them often enough.

  11. definitely liking that Jacqueline Winspear add !

  12. I don't read enough mysteries so I'll need to catch up on your reviews to get some recs. Hope you enjoy your new books & have a great week!

  13. I always feel like I see Christopher Moore's books everywhere but I have never picked one up! His books have some of the most memorable covers ever!

  14. I got stuck on wanting The Well Tempered Heart. I can tell you felt the same way in the library. I've only seen the title on your blog.

  15. I like the sound of The Summer House. Great haul!

  16. That's quite the mailbox! The Summer House looks really good. Enjoy!

  17. Some great books found their way to your house! Enjoy.

  18. The story about the Burmese woman sounds interesting, I hardly know anything about Burma actually. Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

  19. Definitely can tell you love mysteries. :)

    Nice mailbox....ENJOY!!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  20. Wow! Lots of great books. Need to pick up the baseball one for the hubby.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.


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