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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

I am trying to be good and reduce the number of books I am tempted into adding to my various reading lists. To this  end, I have consciously been extra strict with myself when the likes of NetGalley keep tempting me with their promotional emails and fantastic giveaways. Well! good intentions are a start, aren’t they? ….. and I did only request a couple of books last time, neither of which I could resist the sound of!!

See what you think…

Oh! and as a coincidental aside, both of my authors this time, also work in the media industry, one in television production, the other in film editing …


DI Helen Grace returns in Pop Goes the Weasel, the electrifying new thriller from M. J. Arlidge.

The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton’s red-light district – horrifically mutilated, with his heart removed.

Hours later – and barely cold – the heart arrives with his wife and children by courier.

A pattern emerges when another male victim is found dead and eviscerated, his heart delivered soon afterwards.

The media call it Jack the Ripper in reverse; revenge against the men who lead sordid double lives visiting prostitutes. For Grace, only one thing is certain: there’s a vicious serial-killer at large who must be halted at all costs . .


Image Of Author M.J. ArlidgeM. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years, specialising in high end drama production. In the last five years he has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV, including Torn, The Little House and most recently Undeniable, broadcast in spring 2014. Currently writing for Silent Witness, Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks.

Pop Goes The Weasel, is Arlidge’s second thriller to feature Detective Inspector Helen Grace, with the debut book Eeny Meeny, having already sold to publishers around the world.


Twenty-five years ago in the woods near the Hoh River in Seattle, three boys were kidnapped. One did not come home.

A quarter of a decade later, a family of four is found brutally murdered, the words thirteen days scratched near their lifeless bodies.

Homicide Detective Alice Madison ran away from home as a child, one breath away from committing an unforgivable act; as an adult, she found her peace chasing the very worst humanity has to offer. Madison believes these murders are linked. And she has thirteen days to prove it.

To stop a psychopath, Madison must go back into the woods and confront the unsolved mystery of the Hoh River Boys. She must forget her training and follow her instincts to the terrifying end as enemies become allies and, in the silent forest, time is running out to save another life


Image Of Author V.M. GaimbancoV.M. Gaimbanco, was born in Italy and came to London after her Italian A-levels because she wanted to live in an English speaking country. After a degree in English and Drama at Goldsmiths (which she describes as ‘an amazing time in an amazing place’), she worked for a classical music retailer and as a bookseller in her local bookshop, amongst other things.

Her first love was movies and as soon as she walked into a cutting room she knew she was home. She started in films as an editor’s apprentice in a 35mm cutting room and since then has been involved in many UK and US pictures, from small independent projects to large studio productions.

She now lives in the U.K. but has set THE GIFT OF DARKNESS in Seattle because she has fallen in love with the city and, to be honest, it was her way of being there when in fact she was in South West London. Seattle and the wilderness around it have shaped and defined the story in every way, so she still lives in South West London, but spends most of her days in Seattle.

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!


I am looking forward to sharing some of your great ‘new finds’ this week

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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