Jul 27, 2014

Sunday Salon: Tahoe Ghost Boat by Todd Borg

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New books that arrived last week include one from thriller writer Todd Borg that I've been looking forward to: 
Tahoe Ghost Boat
This is the 12th in the Owen McKenna series set in Tahoe NV and Tahoe CA. Of course they do not have to be read in sequence as each is a complete mystery novel. It will be published in August, 2014 by Thriller Press.  Book description: When a gang led by a killer the FBI calls Mikhailo the Monster takes 15-year-old Gertie as the centerpiece of an extortion plot, the girl's mother calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna for help.

Stanley's Garage
Stanley's Garage came as a surprise from the publisher, a children's picture book to show what a gas station and garage does and the tools it uses for fixing and maintaining cars. It was published May 8, 2014.

Fatal Fortune
Fatal Fortune is the 12th in the Psychic Eye mystery series and it too can be read out of sequence as a complete cozy mystery novel. Abby Cooper, a psychic, heads to Las Vegas to prove that her friend did not shoot a man in cold blood, as a video tape seems to suggest.

Books for book tours have been arriving also:

Dark Aemilia

Picador published Dark Aemilia on May 27, 2014, the story of William Shakespeare's Dark Lady, his Muse and one true love who inspired many of his sonnets. A tale of passion and sorcery in 17th century England.

The Ghost Bride

The Ghost Bride: In colonial Malaya in the sleepy town of Malacca, Li Lan's family wants her to become a ghost bride for the Lim family's only son, who recently died under mysterious circumstances. A traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit and Li Lan would be trapped in this ghost marriage for life. Night after night, she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife.

Bitter Greens

Bitter Greens is based on the Rapunzel fairy tale...French novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. At the convent, she is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of bitter greens...

I am reading a bunch of cozies as well, including
Cookies and Scream

Engaged in Murder

Reading any cozy mysteries lately? And what did you get in your mailbox?


  1. Bitter Greens looks good - enjoy your books!

  2. Looks like you've received a great collection of books. Enjoy!

  3. Great books! We have Dark Aemilia in common. The Ghost Bride sounds really interesting. Happy reading.

  4. Some interesting books indeed.

    Dark Aemilia looks particularly interesting. This is an old mystery but it has so much literary potential.

  5. I'm curious about Bitter Greens. Enjoy your haul!

  6. It looks like I've fallen behind on the Psychic Eye series -- I enjoy that one!

    Joy's Book Blog

  7. Bitter Greens looks very good. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  8. Stanley is gorgeous!

    Hope you enjoy Bitter Greens too :)

  9. I have The Ghost Bride and can't wait to read it. Have a great week!

  10. I don't read mysteries often but I do like a good cozy once in a while. Enjoy your new books!

  11. I've got Bitter Greens up soon, love Kate Forsyth. Lovely cover on The Ghost Bride, sounds intense and kind of sad. Happy reading :)

  12. Nice assortment of books. Despite reaching book 12s, I haven't heard of either of those mystery series. I do hope you enjoy them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  13. I have a few cozies waiting on Sparky...and actually read one of them this week.


  14. Bitter Greens is spectacular!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  15. The three cozies look good. Love the titles and covers.

  16. Stanley's Garage sounds so cute! I don't think I've ever seen a giant rodent driving a tow truck before. :)

  17. Two ghost books. :)

    We will have to compare notes with Mr. Borg's book. He just is such a good author.

    I have The Ghost Bride too.

    I keep seeing Bitter Greens. I love that cover. It looks quite good.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  18. Bitter Greens and Dark Amelia both look really good!! I will have to check them out. Have a great week!

  19. I recently got Bitter Greens and can't wait to read it!

    Enjoy your books!

  20. Love your Historical Fiction and that cozy too. These look like really good books. Enjoy.


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