Winter snuck back just when spring had made its entrance, and we were hit with freezing dampness and a scattering of snow/sleet that, with overcast skies, made it seem like early March all over again. Sixties on Wednesday though, and I hope that will last!
Alstroemeria flowers on my table but not in my garden, which is still under winter. Happy Spring and Vernal Equinox!
Two new books to share, one an uncorrected proof and the other a soon to be released cozy.
The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter is an historical mystery to be published March 31, 2015 by Putnam Sons.
Calcutta 1837. The East India Company rules India - or most of it; and its most notorious and celebrated son, Xavier Mountstuart, has gone missing. William Avery, a down-at-heel junior officer in the Company's army, is sent to find him, in the unlikely company of the enigmatic and uncouth Jeremiah Blake. A more mismatched duo couldn't be imagined, but they must bury their differences as they are caught up in a search that turns up too many unanswered questions and seems bound to end in failure. (publisher)
A Sticky Situation: A Sugar Grove Mystery by Jessie Crockett, to be published April 7, 2015 by Berkley.
Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, where the Greene family—including Dani's irksome Aunt Hazel—are busy preparing for the annual Maple Festival. But nothing kills the festive spirit like murder…( publisher)
Sounds formulaic, but we will see....
I finished reading two other cozy mysteries:
Horse of a Different Killer by Laura Morrigan
Death of a Liar (Hamish Macbeth Mystery) by M.C. Beaton
and gave them both four stars!
What are you reading this week?