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Mailbox Monday
New On My Shelf

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I have these lovely new books to be added to my shelf this week.

I am still trying to be good and schedule all the books I receive, so as not to increase my toppling TBR pile, and so far it is working, although it’s quite a close call!

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First up this time, my thanks go out to Vicky, representing publisher Aria Fiction, for finding space for me on this lovely Blog Tour Review

THE DISTANT DEAD – (The Detective’s Daughter #8)


Cover image of the book 'The Distant Dead' by author Lesley ThomsonCleaner-turned-detective Stella Darnell connects a murder in Tewkesbury Abbey to a decades-old mystery in wartime London. 

London, 1940
A woman lies dead in a bombed-out house. It looks like she’s another tragic casualty of the Blitz, until police pathologist Aleck Northcote proves she was strangled and placed at the scene. But Northcote himself has something to hide. And when his past catches up with him, he too is murdered.

Tewkesbury, 2020
Beneath the vast stone arches of Tewkesbury Abbey, a man has been fatally stabbed. He is Roddy March, an investigative journalist for a podcast series uncovering miscarriages of justice. He was looking into the murder of police pathologist Dr Aleck Northcote – and was certain he had uncovered Northcote’s real killer.

Stella Darnell used to run a detective agency alongside her cleaning business. She’s moved to Tewkesbury to escape from death, not to court it – but Roddy died in her arms and, Stella is someone impelled to root out evil when she finds it. Now she is determined to hunt down Roddy’s killer – but then she finds another body..

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I have to thank author Jonathan Yalon for my next great new read, as he reached out to Fiction Books for a review of the new English translation for the book.


Cover image of the book 'King Genghis I' by author Jonathan GenghisKing Genghis I is a wild, biting satire, blending all-too-real scenarios with a dizzying comic adventure.

When life is dull and tinged in gray, when you’re fired from your job and your girlfriend has just jumped ship—there’s nothing like a thrilling adventure in a faraway land to elevate your spirits.

Or at least so thought Turan—a New Yorker who travels from the heart of Western civilization to Genghistan—a small, hermetic Asian kingdom, ruled firmly but kindly by an affable, self-appointed benevolent dictator, who like other compassionate dictators is concerned principally with the well-being of his people.

The bond between the two men upsets the kingdom’s conventional wisdom, alters fates, and changes Turan from a broken-hearted and gloomy young man to a love-struck hero. Because, apparently, there’s nothing like the confines of a spunky little dictatorship to spark a new love.

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And finally today – I don’t read poetry on a regular basis, however this I would call my ‘coffee table’ reading, books that I can dip in and out of to just read one or two poems at a time as the mood takes me. I would like to thank the author for reaching out to me through our friendship on Goodreads, and for gifting me a complimentary Kindle copy of the book for review.


Cover image of the book 'Your Words' by author Louise Belanger

Louise is a new author, living in Canada

Poems and a story, 33 in all.

It’s about God, confinement due to Covid-19 pandemic, life, relationships, and lovely stories.

It will make you think, encourage you, inspire you, and bring a smile to your face.

It also contains beautiful photographs, as that is the second passion of the author.

Chat with the author via her Goodreads page

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Mailbox Monday’ is a gathering place for readers to share links to the books that came into their house during the last week.

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well, after all 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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