Monday Mailbox, originating from Marcia at The Printed Page, is a weekly meme hosted in December by Lady Q at Let them read books. Anyone can play along. Just leave a link to your MM at the hosting blog and follow the links to other blogs to see what books are finding their way to mailboxes around the world.
Caveat: participation in MM can cause your tbr list to grow exponentially. *Penguin at mailbox, a copyrighted image, is used with permission from Club Penguin.*
Just two books showed up this week, both of which are for review.
Good Night Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Wish Williams arrived Saturday courtesy of the publisher, Star Bright Books. Is this not the cutest cover you've seen on a kid's book?
Elvis and the Memphis Mambo Murders by Peggy Webb came from LibraryThing.
From Goodreads: A lovable basset hound who-s convinced he-s the King reincarnated. A blonde bombshell mooning the lobby of the ritziest hotel in the South. And a murder witnessed by a parade of fame-hungry ducks? Something-s afoul, alright, and it-s definitely a case for the Southern Cousins-
Callie Valentine Jones and her cousin Lovie really have their work cut out for them this time. Callie-s mama Ruby Nell has gone and entered herself-and her hunk-a-geriatric-love dance partner-in a Memphis mambo contest, hoping to shake, rattle and roll her way to stardom. And if the past is any indication, she-ll need at least two chaperones.
But someone at the competition is determined to step on a lot of blue suede shoes. First, a serial monogamist in a bright pink gown does a fatal swan dive from the top of the hotel. Then Callie finds an overdressed diva floating in a famous fountain. Now there can be no question: A murderer is loose in Memphis, and he-s got a lot of killing to do.
With help from Jack, the mysteriously reappearing ex Callie just can-t get over and her delusional dog Elvis, Callie and Lovie are going to have to track down some answers before mayhem strikes again. And with Ruby Nell in the killer-s sights, they-ll need a little less conversation and a lot more action if they want their family waltzing home in one piece-
What exciting new books showed up in your mailbox this week? Anything really high in the anticipation factor?