Monday, February 25, 2013

Mailbox Monday – February 25, 2013

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 Audra at Unabridged Chick.

--- The Books ---

Hit Me by Lawrence Block – OK, so if I’m being totally honest, I didn’t receive Hit Me this week.  I actually can’t remember when I got this book, an ARC of Lawrence Block’s newest installment of his “Keller” series of crime books.  I just found it in a folder somewhere on my computer and realized I hadn’t mentioned it in a MM post, so here it is.  Keller is a retired hit man (whose adventures are chronicled in the four prior novels in the series) who is forced out of retirement by a tanking economy.  Lawrence Block is one of my absolute favorite crime writers, and why not?  If you’re going to rave about an author, might as well pick a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master (I was also lucky enough to land a short Q&A session with the man in which he handed me my ass.  It was totally awesome.).  And now that I realize I have Hit Me in my digital library, I’ve got yet another book of Mr. Block’s to add to my “to read” list.

Too Dark to Sleep by Dianne Gallagher – Maggie Quinn was a top Chicago homicide detective until a personal loss sent her spiraling into a deep depression.  Now her former brothers on the force won’t let her hold a badge, and she’s obsessed with solving the case she was working on before it all came unraveled.  The question is, will her obsession lead her to put an innocent man behind bars, or will she finally be able to find the true killer?  Dianne Gallagher has edited and ghosted multiple works of fiction, but this is the first novel she’s written all by her lonesome.  To learn more about her and her work, take a look at her website.

And now that we’ve shown you ours, it’s time to show us yours.  What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Hit Me sounds pretty good. I love that a hitman has to come out of retirement because of the tanking economy.

  2. Two interesting reads, enjoy!

  3. Happy reading Jonathan, they both sound good. It happens to me too sometimes, I'll find a book on MT TBR that I forgot I had. Happy Monday!

  4. Those sound pretty good. I just picked up Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, his sequel is out and I want to see what all the hype is about, and become paranoid about big brother as well. :)

  5. I love it when I discover books like that. I'm forever leaving them on desks or tables and they get stuff stacked on them. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  6. ENJOY your books.

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