It's snowing in November, and it's quite pretty outside, but.....too soon, I am thinking. But it doesn't matter if it's colder, we are still painting that bedroom today.
Two books came in. One a drama set in a newsroom, always good fodder for a novel. The other is a South American crime novel.
Betty Boo by Claudia Pineiro, to be published February 9, 2016 by Bitter Lemon Press
Genre: crime fiction set in Buenos Aires, Argentina
When a Buenos Aires industrialist is found dead in an exclusive gated community called La Maravillosa, the novelist Nurit Iscar (once nicknamed Betty Boo owing to a resemblance to the cartoon character Betty Boop) is contracted by the editor of a national newspaper, to cover the story. Nurit teams up with the paper’s veteran crime reporter. Soon they realize that they are falling in love, which complicates matters deliciously.
The murder is no random crime. Five members of the Argentine industrial and political elite have died in apparently innocent circumstances. The Maravillosa murder is just the last in the series and those in power in Argentina are not about to allow all this brought to light. (publisher)
The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl, to be published January 19, 2016 by Thomas Nelson
Television reporter Erica Sparks has just landed her dream job at Global News Network. Erica moves to Manhattan to join GNN, leaving Jenny, her adored 7-year-old daughter, in the custody of her ex-husband. Erica witnesses a horrific Staten Island ferry crash. Then she lands a coveted interview with presumptive presidential nominee Kay Barrish. During the interview Barrish collapses. Erica valiantly tries to save her with CPR. The footage rivets the world—GNN’s ratings soar and Erica is now a household name.
What a strange coincidence that both events should happen on her watch. It’s almost as if they were engineered. Erica’s pursuit of the truth puts her life and that of her daughter in danger.
Both of these novels sound riveting. Hoping to read them before they are published next year.
Current reads from the library:
Am still reading that thick novel, The Bone Tree by Greg Iles, and glad to say I'm a little more than half way through.
Picked up another crime novel, this one set in Thailand, The Hot Countries by Timothy Hallinan.
From my shelves, I've found I had overlooked this crime novel by Camilla Lackberg,
The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg, published September 15, 2015 by Pegasus
Genre: crime novel
Source: ARC from publisher
Christian Thydell’s debut novel, The Mermaid, is published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever?
When crime writer Erica Falck learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates the messages and the author’s mysterious past…Erica’s husband, Detective Patrik Hedström, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian and those around him become a disturbing reality. But, with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going nowhere. And what is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed? (publisher)
I seem to have all mystery novels this week. I guess they are still among the books I prefer reading, though women's fiction comes in a close second.
What are your reading preferences this week/month?