Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday in which bloggers can ramble on about the books they received/bought/stole over a given week. Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Mrs. Q: Book Addict.
Yeah, I yanked that mailbox from Jess Resides Here. You want it back, Jess? You gotta fight me for it. Choose your weapon, choose the time and date, and we’ll fight to the death! Or… maybe you can just ask nicely. Whichever.
Anyway, now that I’ve thrown down the gauntlet, it’s time to talk about some books.
--- The Books ---
Chalk Valley by D.L. Johnstone –
is a murder/mystery thriller by “corporate weenie”
and weekend warrior author D. L. Johnstone.
We might as well be blood brothers.
His book tells the tale of a hunt for a serial killer in Chalk
Valley . Two police officers from totally different
positions and places in life chase the killer from two different directions,
each dead set on bringing the monster to justice. Sounds like just the sort of thing I’d groove
on hardcore. And D.L. loves talking to his
readers. He can be reached by email, at his blog, on twitter, or on facebook. British Columbia
The Madman Theory by Harvey Simon – Many thanks go to Jess (once again) for hooking me up with this gem. It’s an alternate history novel set during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The crux of the “what if” paradigm? Suppose Richard M. Nixon was in the White House rather than John F. Kennedy. . Harvey Simon uses this minute quirk of history (Kennedy only carried .2% more of the popular vote, so for all intents and purposes, it was a squeaker) and his understanding of the historical record to explore how things might have turned out oh-so-differently. I’ll be participating in the September blog tour for this puppy, the details of which you can find here.
Shake Off by Mischa Miller – Mulholland Books is named after that iconic road that winds its way through the
full of twists and turns and stomach-churning drop-offs. And that’s the same sort of thing Mulholland
Books brings to their fiction. So when
they asked me if I wanted to review their new spy thriller, Shake Off, I couldn’t say no. They’ve got a jack-ton of other great titles
that fit into my overall “mystery/crime/thriller” milieu. This
one involves a British intelligence agent, his unwitting girlfriend, and a race
through Santa Monica Mountains Europe to discover “a secret that will
change their lives forever.” Despite the
tag line as cliché as a hair metal ballad, it sounds promising.
And now that I’ve showed you mine, it’s time to show me yours. What did you get in your mailbox this week?