The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Published July 25, 2017 Gallery/Scout Press

Summary

“On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Saltan along a tidal estuary known as the Reach.  Before she can stop him, her dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister.  Continue reading The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Published June 6, 2017 Harper

Summary

“When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleeping English villages. A homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s transitional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Continue reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Bargain Books, the best books?

If you haven’t first looked at bookoutlet.com for a previously published title, you are seriously missing out on some major savings!

I was turned on to Book Outlet by a fellow book lover, Emily Fox (check her out on Booktube.) For $35.00 USD you get free shipping,  so it’s justifiable to spend that $35.00! My last two purchases were both right at that dollar amount and I received 14 books I have been wanting for awhile, and a couple new to me. All of my books were in excellent shape, practically brand new condition. They do mark their titles as the following so you know what you’re purchasing (“B” Bargain “A” Autographed” and “S” Scratch and dent.) Continue reading Bargain Books, the best books?

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Published May 23, 2017 HarperCollins

Summary

“The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate Americas western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. in much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.  Continue reading Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton

Defying Hitler by Sabastian Haffner

Published 1999 Picador

Summary 

“Written in 1939 and unpublished until 2000, Sabastion Haffner’s memoir of the rise of Nazism in Germany offers a unique portrait of the lives of ordinary German citizens between the wars. Covering 1907 to 1933, his astute and compelling eyewitness accounts provide a portrait of a country in constant flux; from the pervasive influence of the Free Corps, the precursor to the Nazi storm troopers, and the Hitler Youth movement that swept the nation, to his own family’s financial struggles during the apocalyptic year of 1923 when inflation crippled the country and contributed to Hitler’s rise to power.” Continue reading Defying Hitler by Sabastian Haffner

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Published June 6, 2017 Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt

Summary

“Set in London of the 1660’s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect; Ester Valasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.  Continue reading The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish