Feb 21, 2016

Sunday Salon: New Reads - Cambodia Noir and When Falcons Fall

 Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer.

Also visit Mailbox Monday, and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Book Date. 
The Mad Woman Upstairs, an adventure novel by Catherine Lowell, to be published March 1, 2016 by Touchstone.
"...the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt to find the family's long-rumored secret estate, using clues her eccentric father left behind." (publisher)

Cambodia Noir, thriller/adventure by Nicholas Seeley, to be released March 15, 2016 by Scribner.  
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: the end of the line. Lawless, drug-soaked, forgotten—it's where bad journalists go to die. For once-great war photographer Will Keller, that's kind of a mission statement: he spends his days floating from one score to the next, taking any job that pays; his nights are a haze of sex, drugs, booze, and brawling. But Will's spiral toward oblivion is interrupted by Kara Saito, a beautiful young woman who shows up and begs Will to help find her sister, June, who disappeared during a stint as an intern at the local paper (publisher)

When Falcons Fall, the 11th in the Sebastian St. Cyr historical mystery series by C.S. Harris, to be released March 1, 2016 by NAL.
Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village’s inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help. (publisher)

I've reviewed the 7th in the series, When Maidens Mourn, and look forward to this one. 

Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte, published February 9, 2016 by William Morrow
"... a sweeping comic portrait of privilege, ambition, and friendship in millennial San Francisco." (publisher)

Currently reading:
How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz, published May 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Genre: women's fiction, contemporary fiction
I have recently finished and reviewed Lutz's most recent novel, a thriller, The Passengerand am now reading another published last year, How To Start a Fire, a book about three college friends and their lives and relationships after.
I have the fifth in her private investigator Spellman series, Trail of the Spellmans on my TBR list. She is becoming one of my favorite authors.

What's on your reading list this week?


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

After reading The Passenger recently, too, I think I'd like to see what you think of How to Start a Fire.


Katherine P said...

The Madwoman Upstairs sounds like a book I'd really enjoy! I love books about digging into old mysteries. The C.S. Harris looks really good too. That's a series I've really been wanting to start. Have a great read!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Looks like some exciting reading. I just put the first in the Sebastian St. Cyr series on my TBR list -- looks like one I'll like!

Suzanne Yester said...

What great books this week! Cambodia Noir sounds really good. And I also read Lisa Lutz a long time ago when she was writing those Spellman novels, which I didn't realize right away after hearing all the buzz about The Passenger (which is definitely now on my TBR list!)

Have a great week!

Suko said...


Each of these sounds eminently readable. I think you are going to have a rich reading week ahead. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

Fantastic list of books! I have The Passenger coming up soon on my tbr list.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very tempting books! The Mad Woman Upstairs really grabbed me...I also love the look of Private Citizens. I read and enjoyed How To Start a Fire...which was why I picked up (and loved) The Passenger.


Greg said...

I think I'm going to try The Passenger as I keep hearing good things. The historical fiction series sounds good too... :)

Vicki said...

All your books look good, especially the Lutz book.

Elizabeth said...

I like the looks of The Mad Woman Upstairs. :)

ENJOY your week.

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

I haven't read a Lutz book but I've heard they're good.

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