NEWS WEEK OF 27 APRIL 2018
FRIDAY AGAIN!! Funny – actually, not funny – how the days fly by.
And always, always more and more books coming in the door –
The Fourth Sacrifice by Peter May is #2 in The China Thriller series. American forensic pathologist, Margaret Campbell, works with the Chinese police to investigate four executions in Beijing.
The Knowledge, a Richard Jury mystery, by Martha Grimes brings London’s cabbies and cops together on a case that involves Kenyan art, rare gems, astrophysics, and a long-fermented act of revenge.
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly is now in paperback. There may be two kinds of truth, two sides to every story, but only one Harry Bosch.
The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason is the second in this excellent series of mystery novels set in Reykjavik during the Second World War. Moving to the top of my “to read” pile!
Anne Boleyn – A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir is now in paperback, and is the second in a series about the second wife of Henry VIII. Even if you think you’ve read enough historical fiction about the royal family, you will discover that this author tells the well known story with a fresh voice.
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon is another novel that takes an old story and makes it new. Was she or was she not the daughter of Tsar Nicolas II? Was she, or was she not, the only one to survive the assassination of the Romanov family? Fascinating history and a really good read.
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith, is a stand alone novel from this popular and prolific author. This is a meditative tale of hope and friendship during World War II.