Monday, July 13, 2009

Books bought last week

I had a good book buying week. A few Sherlock Holmes pastiche, two bibliomysteries and a book for the Everything Austen Challenge.

Castle Rouge A Novel of Suspense featuring Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler, and Jack the Ripper.
Death at Dartmoor A Victorian mystery featuring Arthur Conan Doyle.
Locked Rooms The eighth book in Laurie King's Mary Russell series. Russell and Holmes travel to San Francisco to take care of some unfinished business.
Jane and the Man of the Cloth The second book in the Jane Austen Mystery series. Jane Austen solving crimes? Sounds like a good fit for me in my attempt at the Everything Austen Challenge. I haven't read the first book in the series yet, but I'm going to read this one first because I have it.
The Godwulf Manuscript I got a nice condition 1973 paperback edition of Parker's classic bibliomystery. It's the first in the Spencer series. And although I've already read it, this is going in my collection.
A Conspiracy of Paper I read part of this novel years ago when it first came out. I think it high time I take it on again and finish it once and for all. Benjamin Weaver is a former boxer in 18Th Century London trying to uncover family secrets and investigate a couple of murders. Can't wait.
No Graves As Yet The first in Anne Perry's World War I mystery series. I haven't read any Perry before, but have only read rave reviews.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad that you have decided to sign up for my challenge - make sure you post about your 6 Austen things you plan on reading/watching and link it to the Mr. Linky found in this post http://thewrittenword.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/introducing-the-everything-austen-challenge-with-prizes/ to officially sign up! Once you start writing about what you are reading/watching for the Everything Austen, then you can link to those posts by clicking on the green Everything Austen tab at the top of my blog.

okbolover said...

Haven't read Anne Perry stuff either. I'd go for No Graves as Yet. Just sounds good.

Iliana said...

What fun books! I have read a few of the Robin Paige books and think those are good cozies. She always adds some interesting historical info. In one I read Beatrix Potter makes an appearance.

Mike B. said...

Karoline - I am beginning Perry's book already. I just couldn't resist. I have a very weak will.

Iliana - I love when famous people, especially authors, make appearances in historical fiction as long as it's plausible. Notice my new obsession of books involving Arthur Conan Doyle as amateur sleuth. Death at Gallows Green</I is the Paige book with Potter. Looks like I'll add that to the list!