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New On The Shelf This Week

Win Number Five!

I can’t believe that this week sees my fifth ‘First Reads’ Giveaway prize, from Goodreads. Especially as I enter so few of the competitions these days, after making the difficult and conscious decision, to only go for books that I really, really wanted to read!

This paperback edition arrived in double quick time from publisher Harper Collins, so thanks to them and of course, the lovely folks at Goodreads.

‘MURDER 101’

Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus have left the chaos of L.A. behind, embarking on a new life in upstate New York.

But working for the Greenbury Police Department isn’t as fulfilling as Decker hoped – and his arrogant young partner is getting on his nerves. Just when he thinks he’s made a mistake, Decker is called to a break-in at the local cemetery: a mausoleum’s stunning Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries.

Then, a student at one of the exclusive local colleges is brutally murdered. Hunting down a ruthless killer, Decker is drawn into a web of dark secrets and long-buried crimes.

Suddenly, the job is anything but boring, and Decker will have to draw on every inch of his experience to bring the truth to light …


Image Of Author Faye KellermanFaye Kellerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Sherman Oaks, California. She earned a BA in mathematics and a doctorate in dentistry at UCLA., and conducted research in oral biology.

Her first novel, The Ritual Bath, was published in 1986 to wide critical and commercial acclaim, introducing readers to Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, characters which feature in more than twenty of her books.

Faye has also co-authored with her husband and partner in crime, Jonathan Kellerman, a multi-award winning author in his own right. She has also co-written a young adult novel, with her daughter, Aliza.

There are well over twenty million copies of Faye Kellerman’s novels in print internationally.

Her other hobbies include gardening, sewing and jogging if her back doesn’t give out. She is the proud mother of four children, and her eldest son, Jesse, has just published his fourth novel.

Faye and husband Jonathan, divide their time between Los Angeles, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Catch up with all Faye’s latest news and happenings, at her website

Like Faye on facebook

When asked recently, “What do you love about being a writer?” … Faye had this response

I love the ability to let my mind explore whatever it wants. When you write it down, it has to be informed and make sense. But if you have an imagination, you can go everywhere. I love that–the inception–having a germ of an idea and building upon it. You can do whatever you want with it. Many writers would say you can play God.

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 … ‘Mailbox Monday’

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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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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Written by Yvonne