Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.
Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Your host for July 2013 is: Tasha over at ‘Book Obsessed’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
It is great to have concrete evidence that many authors do appreciate the features and reviews that bloggers take the time to compile and publish. D.E. (Denise) Meredith contacted me right out of the blue, after I had left a comment for Tracy, over at ‘Pen And Paper’, following her review of ‘The Devil’s Ribbon’.
Within hours of the comment going live, Denise was on email to enquire whether or not I would be interested in reading and reviewing the book for myself. Never one to let the grass grow under my feet when it comes to getting my hands on a great sounding story, I accepted.
I am now the proud owner of a signed and dedicated hardcover edition of ‘The Devil’s Ribbon’, with the promise of a guest post from Denise, to follow.
THE DEVIL’S RIBBON
July, 1858. London swelters, and trouble is brewing. Forensic scientist Adolphus Hatton and his trusty assistant Albert Roumande have a morgue full of cholera victims to attend to, and an eager apprentice to teach. But alongside the cholera outbreak, London is also home to a growing unrest. When a leading politician of the Irish Unionist movement is murdered, the flamboyant Inspector Grey calls on Hatton and Roumande to help solve the case.
But Inspector Grey proves difficult to deal with – callous and hot-headed, he is determined to catch his criminals using any method, no matter how corrupt. When it becomes clear that they are dealing with a series of violent killings, Hatton and Roumande must attempt to find the connection between the victims – at the same time unravelling a bombing campaign by a group of would-be terrorists and exploring the method of fingerprinting, their newest forensic tool.
And amongst all this, Professor Hatton finds himself dangerously distracted by a beautiful woman and painful memories from his past. As the kaleidoscope of outlandish characters, dockside strikes, bomb blasts and violent retribution reaches a crescendo, Hatton’s skillsare tested to the limit.
D.E. (DENISE) MEREDITH
After reading English at Cambridge University, she became a campaigner for the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and spent ten years working for the environment movement.
She has flown over the Arctic in a biplane, skinny-dipped in Siberia, hung out with Inuit and Evenki tribespeople and dodged the Russian mafia in downtown Vladivostok.
Denise later became a spokesperson for the British Red Cross, spending six years travelling through war zones and witnessing humanitarian crises.
The experience strongly influenced her crime writing, with its themes of injustice and inequality. She currently lives on the outskirts of London, with her husband and two teenage sons. When not writing, she runs, bakes cakes and does yoga to relax.
Visit Denise at her author website here …
Stop by Denise’s author page at independent publishers, Allison & Busby here
I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link