“In My Mailbox” is a weekly event hosted by Kristie at The Story Siren through which bloggers can showcase all the books they’ve received/purchased/absconded with.
This week I received three books, though two of those were e-galleys from NetGalley. I missed out on almost all the books I selected on my last NetGalley binge (the publishers yanked them from distribution before I downloaded them), so this time I tried to keep it pretty light. I had only intended to get one title, but I ran across an additional book I just couldn’t pass up, so my willpower caved. There’s more to the story than that, but I guess the best way to tell it will be to get into the books already—so here we go.
NetGalley Books I Received
Something Red by Douglas Nicholas – One of my goals with this blog is to get an excerpt from one of my reviews on a dust jacket. In furtherance of that goal, I’ve decided to try to review more eARCs with long lead times to publication. The first one I chose for this purpose was Something Red by Douglas Nicholas. It’s a historical fiction/horror mashup set in 13th century
. In short, it sounds like something that’s 100% my bag. I’ve already been in touch with the publisher about this one as well, and there’s an author interview in the works. So, yippee! England
Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg – I have wanted to read this book for at least three years, but until recently I've never been able to find it. So when I saw it on NetGalley the other day, my jaw almost hit the floor. It was like a present from heaven, all wrapped up and plastered with bows that say, “Free Book!” Falling Angel was originally published in 1978 and involves a private investigator who is hired to find a famous singer who’s been missing since the 50s. The investigation takes some disturbing turns, and ends up in paranormal territory after it’s all said and done with. Open Road Media is re-releasing it this year, and I’m chomping at the bit to read this one.
Physical ARCs I Received
A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming – Goodreads provided this book to me as part of its First Reads program. It’s a spy thriller, but I don’t know any more about it than that. Funny story, though? I received another book by Cumming called The Trinity Six. I didn’t like that one especially well, but I’m willing to give the author another shot. Not sure when I’ll get around to reading the book, but as I’ve said before, it’s literally impossible for me to turn down free books.
So now that I’ve shown you mine, its time to show me yours. What was in your mailbox this week?