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New On My Shelf This Week

Another great find, shared with me by the lovely Yasemin Turan from Aria Fiction.

The book’s author, Monty Marsden will be stopping by with a guest post on July 28th 2017, so be sure to check that out!


Seven years ago, psychiatrist Dr Claps assisted police in capturing Giacomo Riondino, a man accused of abducting, torturing and murdering two women. On arrest, tests had revealed that Riondino suffered from a rare and disturbing psychiatric condition and was sectioned.

Six years later, Riondino is on the run after escaping from a rehabilitation centre, leaving a trail of bloody murders his wake.

It is now a case for expert profiler Dr Claps and Commissioner Sensi to work together to track Riondino down before he kills again. Time is running out and the killer may be much closer than it seems…

Clicking on the book’s cover image will link you directly with it’s Amazon listing.


Image Of Author Monty MarsdenMonty Marsden, a Tuscan by birth, grew up in Milan, where he studied medicine and still works.


He began writing just for fun some 16 years ago, although he has had a passion for literature and an admiration for many authors, since he was a child. He has been writing more regularly for about the last seven years.


He lives in the province of Bergamo, with his wife and four children.

Always write with passion; with your mind and with your heart. Never forget who you are writing for, but don’t write just to get your reader’s approval.

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 … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

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 sounds like it would be quite chilling and exciting! I’m glad you’re having a guest author post – I bet he’ll be very interesting if his bio is any indication.

    Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, Yvonne. We had a day away from home, so I’m ready to settle in for the evening and work a little on my jigsaw then read a bit. After two “so-so” books, I’m glad to currently have a good one going.

    • Hi Kelly,

      I worked on Saturday and on Sunday we had the day out visiting my in-laws, so I have plenty of catching up with jobs to do at home. Although with another short mini-heat wave building again for this week, I’m not sure whether good intentions are going to turn into good actions!

      I could really do with choosng another jigsaw puzzle to start, as I am beginning to get withdrawal symptoms and I also have a great book on the go right now, but the reading is going very slowly and I could do with a marathon session to really get into the story!

      Just recently, I have been introduced to quite a few new authors who are tending to shun the limelight and social media interaction, which makes book promotion posts a bit of a challenge, and Monty Marsden is one such author.

      However, the lovely Yasemin at Aria Fiction, has managed to elicit a good guest post from Monty, so all looks promising, as the book itself sounds excellent.

      Enjoy your Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday 🙂

    • Hi Cath,

      From what I can gather, books by this author have been translated into English, which seems to have worked for some, but not for others, so it all depends on how you feel about it!

      My last post featured a new series set in Gibraltar, so I am travelling around the globe a bit. I should have taken part in one of the memes I spotted somewhere, where books are being logged by location!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are reading something good right now 🙂

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      This is Monty’s second thriller and if you check out the cover art for both stories, you will see something of a theme going on, which I personally really like!


      I am always a sucker for a good thriller and ‘Hunted’ sounds like real edge-of-the-seat stuff!

      Happy July 4th 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      There are so many great new thrillers being written, that I hardly know where to start first in my reading schedule.

      I really like that the stories are set in the area of Italy in which author Monty Marsden lives, but I do perhaps wish that he had chosen an alternative name for the erstwhile Dr. Claps. I just can’t seem to take him seriously somehow, although I need to before I begin reading!

      Thanks for visiting today. I always value your visits and comments and I hope that you enjoy your July 4th celebrations 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl,

      I find that there are just so many new authors appearing on the scene, across the whole spectrum of generes, that it really difficult to keep up these days.

      So many seem to fall by the wayside and are ‘one hit wonders’, but there are still an ever increasing number who go on to have great success with their writing.

      Monty Marsden has made a promising start with his first two books in the ‘Police Commissioner Sensi’ series, so long may that continue!

      Thanks for taking the time to visit this week and enjoy your July 4th celebrations 🙂

  • I’m always amazed when people who have other professions are also good authors. I believe Michael Crichton fit that description. This sounds like it has the makings of a good thriller.

    • Hi Mary,

      I hadn’t actually considered it until I read your comment, however when I think about it now, over the past few months and years, I have actually ‘met’ several authors who combine being well respected writers, with continuing to hold down very successful careers and professions! Lawyers in particular seem to handle the dual work load and transitioning so well!

      Thanks for the interesting comment and I hope that you are enjoying your 4th July celebrations 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      Monty likes to keep things simple, yet disturbing with his book titles…

      ‘Missing’ – A child is missing. She is not the only one. The search begins..

      ‘Hunted’ – Can they catch him before he kills again?

      Definitely intriguing!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I always appreciate your comments 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      Given that Riondino has bided his time for over six years before making good his escape, I can imagine that he has planned well so that he doesn’t get re-captured again in a hurry, therefore a high degree of suspense is sure to be on the cards for this story!

      Thanks for continuing to co-host MM, it is such a great meme 🙂

    • Hi Serena,

      I do enjoy a good thriller, however I am amazed that there are enough original story lines to go around, with all the new authors appearing on the scene.

      This series has the slight edge, in that it is set in Italy, with Italian Detectives taking the lead in the enquiry.

      I’m hoping that the story doesn’t lose anything in the translation into English!

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate you taking the time to comment 🙂

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