Dec 6, 2014

Sunday Salon: A Post Without Pictures

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit It's Monday: What Are You Reading hosted by Book Journey.

I'm engrossed in reading The Visitors by Sally Beauman, a novel set in 19th century Egypt about the discovery of the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. I am also reading a library find, Blood Rubies by Jane Cleland, an antiques mystery.

Book tours are coming up next week for Fog Island Mountains set in typhoon-prone northern Japan, and for Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz, a novel about the infamous archenemy of Sherlock Holmes.

Thanks to the publishers for the following review ARCs and books - fiction and nonfiction:

Hush Hush: A Tess Monaghan Book by Laura Lippman - private detective Tess Monaghan, introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues, in an absorbing mystery that plunges the new parent into a disturbing case involving murder and a manipulative mother.

Flesh and Blood: Kay Scarpetta #22 by Patricia Cornwall -  high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta—a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.

Driving the King, a novel by Ravi Howard - A daring  new novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary

A Bowl of Olives: On Food and Memory by Sara Midda - From the author of the international bestseller In and Out of the Garden and the wondrous sketchbook Sara Midda’s South of France comes a long-awaited treasure of a book. Drawn from the artist’s wealth of impressions and memories, it is a book for lovers of food and art and fine gift books—a book for anyone who, upon arriving in a new town, seeks first the local market, or who believes the best thing to do on a given night is to share a table with friends. 

Russian Tattoo: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova - An exquisite portrait of mothers and daughters that reaches from Cold War Russia to modern-day New Jersey, from the author of A Mountain of Crumbs—the memoir that “leaves you wanting more” (The Daily Telegraph, UK).

What books are new on your desk?


  1. Harvee, your books sound wonderful, especially A Bowl of Olives and Russian Tattoo. I have been too busy lately to read much. But I look forward to resuming my current book!

  2. I like the idea of a post without pictures.

    These books sound really interesting.

    A Bowl of Olives sounds like something that I might read. My wife and I sometimes think of ourselves as food explorers. Whenever we visit a new place, food oriented destinations, be they markets, cheese producers, breweries, wineries, etc. are always high priority visits.

  3. A Bowl of Olives sounds like a delight! We almost always stroll through the local markets whenever we go anywhere from Manhattan Beach to Rome. It's where you get a real feel for the flavor of a place.

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  4. I can't wait to read Hush Hush! Love that Tess Monaghan series. In fact, I still have a couple of the earlier ones on Sparky.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. I love the Kay Scarpetta novels but haven't read more of the series in several years. I have a few authors that write a long series and I have to choose one at a time when I play catch up.
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  6. What a great assortment of books! I really like anything to do with Sherlock Holmes and have Moriarty on my wishlist. I still haven't had a chance to read A House of Silk so I don't know how Horowitz handles Sherlock. I also have read some of the Patricia Cornwell novels but not for a while. Here is my week. Happy reading!

  7. I got A Bowl of Olives too - isn't it gorgeous? I can't wait to read it!

  8. I like your non-fiction books especially the one about Nat King Cole.

  9. I'm really curious about Moriarty. It looks like it could be really great. I want to try Laura Lippman and A Bowl of Olives looks good as well. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  10. A Bowl of Olives sounds like the type of book I'd really enjoy. Hope you enjoy it as well as the rest of your new books. Happy reading!

  11. You received some nice books. Love Laura Lippman.

    ENJOY all your books, and I hope you have been having a good reading week.


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