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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox 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.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … www.mailboxmonday.wordpress.com

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

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!

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This week sees a welcome return to the pages of Fiction Books, for mystery writer Carolyn J. Rose.

Such is the rapport we have developed over the past year or so, that book gift vouchers arrive in my ‘inbox’ unannounced, from time to time, which is always a very much appreciated and welcome surprise.

Carolyn has written several traditional mystery series, however this, her latest ‘No Substitute’ series, featuring substitute teacher Barbara Reed, definitely falls into the genre of the ‘cozy mystery’, a genre I know that many of you out there particularly enjoy.

‘NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MATURITY’

After tangling with killers (NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER) and a deranged drug dealer (NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MONEY), substitute teacher Barbara Reed craves routine, relaxation, and quality time with drug cop Dave Martin.

Moving in together seems like the way to achieve that. But Dave’s teenage daughter is part of the package—a package filled with drama, conflict, stress, and shirked responsibility.

And Allison’s issues are only the tip of a looming iceberg. Thanks to Mrs. Ballantine, Cheese Puff’s obedience level falls to new lows. Meanwhile, Barb’s smarmy ex-husband lands a job at her condo complex, curriculum changes spark teacher turmoil, and Barb’s bombastic sister, Iz, launches a protest against the justice system.

Then the police chief resigns, leaving Dave at the mercy of a new boss with an old grudge—a boss who wants Iz arrested for murder.

CAROLYN J. ROSE

Photograph of author Carolyn J. RoseCarolyn J. Rose is the author of several mysteries including the bestselling cozy’s No Substitute for Murder and No Substitute for Money. Others include Hemlock Lake, Through a Yellow Wood, An Uncertain Refuge, Sea of Regret, and A Place of Forgetting.

She grew up in New York’s Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

She founded the Vancouver Writers’ Mixers and is an active supporter of her local bookstore, Cover to Cover.

Her interests are reading, gardening, and not cooking.

I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link, so that I can visit your post.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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