I finished The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley, a mystery novel set in 1978 and 1998 in Cleveland, Ohio. It has a complex plot involving abandoned or forgotten lockboxes in an unused bank building, the people with or without the keys to them, and two women twenty years apart trying to solve the mystery surrounding these keys. Suspenseful, a good read.
A few new books on my reading desk:
All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg, May 2, 2017, Berkley
"An intricately crafted story of madness, magic and misfortune across three generations"
The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi, April 18, 2017, William Morrow
"India, 1986. Two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives converge only to change one fateful night in 1993."
A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde, May 2, 2017, Berkley.
"The Rosalind Thorne mystery series—inspired by the novels of Jane Austen—continues as the audacious Rosalind strives to aid those in need while navigating the halls of high society."
Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong by Emily Brightwell, May 2, 2017, Berkley
"Mrs. Jeffries keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes," helping him solve mysteries, including this one of a hotel guest found killed with his own walking stick.
Walking on My Grave by Carolyn Hart, May 2, 2017, Berkley. The 26th in the Death on Demand series.
"Book seller Annie Darling learns murder and money go hand in hand..."
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race by Terence A. Harkin, October 12, 2016. "Set in upcountry Thailand and war-ravaged Laos late in the Vietnam War. A cross-cultural wartime love story, and a surreal remembrance of two groups —the brash active-duty soldiers who risked prison by taking part in the GI anti-war movement and the gutsy air commandos who risked death night after night flying over the Ho Chi Minh Trail."
I have started listening to the audio version of The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, but saw the excellent movie last night, so may or may not finish the book! The book though has much more historical detail re the Nazi policy about animals, explaining how they extended their ideas of "purity of genes and race" even to wild animals.
I also finished The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White, for a book tour next week, and am reading an ebook, The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell, published June 7, 2016.
What are you reading this week?
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