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.
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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!
For any of you seasoned fans of writing duo, Carolyn J. Rose and Mike Nettleton out there, this is not so much a new title, as the re-release of one of their earlier mystery novels, with some of the “wrinkles ironed out” and the “surgical removal of some unwanted material”.
For me, as a relative newcomer to their writing, I have once again been honoured to have received a complimentary copy of this book for my reading pleasure.
Carolyn admits that she considers the cover of ‘The Hard Karma Shuffle’ to be “kind of weird”, however the protagonist is a huge fan of The Grateful Dead, so Mike thought it worked. I have to say that I agree with Mike on this one (sorry Carolyn!), I love both cover and title and can’t wait to read the book.
‘THE HARD KARMA SHUFFLE’
Paladin – that’s his only name now – is a gray-haired and pony-tailed love-child who has grown up and opted out of mainstream life for nearly 30 years. He’s got no social security number, no driver’s license, and has never paid a cent to the IRS.
Now in his forties, Paladin takes care of his minimal needs through barter and payments under the table for delivering packages on his bicycle in the weather-cursed city of Portland. One ugly afternoon, Paladin is sent to deliver an envelope to a software company and then ordered by the sender to “undeliver” it. Upon his return, Paladin finds his client – a good friend – dead.
What happens to this counterculture and innocent soul, and the envelope in his possession, is the stuff of the mystery.
CAROLYN J. ROSE
Carolyn 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.
Mike Nettleton, enjoying his retirement after a 40 plus year career in Broadcasting is the author of The Shotgun Kiss and co-author (with Carolyn J. Rose) of Drum Warrior, The Hard Karma Shuffle, The Crushed Velvet Miasma, Death at Devil’s Harbor and Deceit at Devil’s Harbor. He’s also involved in local theater productions, plays golf when the sun decides to shine and plays tournament poker.
You can catch up with Carolyn and Mike here, at Deadly Duo Mysteries
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.