Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour and this month's host is Marcia, our original host. MM is a gathering place for readers to share what books came into their home last week.

Caveat: MM can cause wish lists to explode exponentially! Here's what arrived chez-moi last week.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2012 by Pamela Dorman Books

ISBN: 0670023272 (ISBN13: 9780670023271)
edition language: English
A sophisticated page-turner about a wealthy New York family embroiled in a financial scandal with cataclysmic consequences.

Now that he's married to Merrill Darling, daughter of billionare financier Carter Darling, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to New York society and all of its luxuries. When Paul loses his job, Carter offers him the chance to head the legal team at his hedge fund. Thrilled with his good fortune in the midst of the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression, Paul accepts the position. But Paul's luck is about to shift: a tragic event catapults the Darling family into the media spotlight, a regulatory investigation, and a red-hot scandal with enormous implications for everyone involved. With echoes of a fictional Too Big to Fail and the novels of Dominick Dunne, The Darlings offers an irresistible glimpse into the highest echelons of New York society--a world seldom seen by outsiders--and a fast-paced thriller of epic proportions.  An arc was received from SA/Viking

Hardcover, 230 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by NAL Hardcover

ISBN: 045123474X (ISBN13: 9780451234742)
Lee McKinney Woodyard discovers a dusty trophy inside TenHuis Chocolade that belongs to her aunt Nettie and her old high school singing group, the Pier-O-Ettes. It's a trophy that brings back terrible memories of an unsolved murder years ago.

Before Lee takes aim at the past, someone is murdered in the here and now. Lee needs to keep her eyes on the prize, hoping the trophy is a clue to finding the killer-before she's a target herself.

Won from Karen at Booking' with Bingo.

Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2011 by Berkley
ISBN: 0425245004 (ISBN13: 9780425245002)
edition language: English
series: A Books By The Bay Mystery #3, A Books By The Bay Mystery
characters: Olivia Limogies
setting : Oyster Bay, NC(United States)

Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers are excited about Oyster Bay's newest resident: bestselling novelist Nick Plumley, who's come to work on his next book. But when Olivia stops by Plumley's rental she finds that he's been strangled to death. Her instincts tell her that something from the past came back to haunt him, but she never expects that the investigation could spell doom for one of her dearest friends..
Received from Berkley for review. Look for a giveaway in December!

Hardcover, 272 pages

Expected publication: December 6th 2011 by Berkley Hardcover
ISBN: 0425243583 (ISBN13: 9780425243589)
original title: Threadbare

When an elderly homeless woman is found dead on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, she's wearing something that holds the key to her identity but also opens up a mystery. Embroidered on her blouse is her will, in which she bequeaths everything she owns to her niece-Emily Hame, a member of the Monday Bunch at Betsy Devonshire's Crewel World needlework shop!

Emily's aunt turns out to be the second homeless woman to be found dead under mysterious circumstances. It's up to Betsy to discover the common thread between the deaths-and to determine if a murderer may strike again...

Received from Berkley for review. Look for a giveaway in December!


  1. Cosy mysteries, very nice :D
    Have fun reading

  2. The Darlings sounds great, I have not seen it before.

  3. You have the best covers on those cozies!! Enjoy!

  4. I'm really drawn to cozy mysteries lately, and these look totally divine!

    The Darlings reminds me of a short-lived TV series a couple of seasons ago with Donald Sutherland and Jill Clayburgh.


  5. I got The Darlings too. Your cozies all look good!

  6. I like the look of The Darlings! enjoy them all.

  7. The Darlings looks like a good one. It does sound a lot like that TV show of the same name.

  8. Fab mailbox! Can't wait for your reviews. Have a nice Thanksgiving :)

  9. Oh my! It looks like you have some great reading ahead of you. Happy Reading.

  10. I received The Darlings also and it does remind me of that series. I hope it is a good read!

  11. The Darlings looks very good, and like something that I would really enjoy reading. I hope that you enjoy it and all your new reads!

  12. The Darlings sounds really good.

  13. These look perfect for you! I know how you love the cozies! Happy reading!

  14. Enjoy your new books. I've seen The Darlings on a view blogs recently -- it sounds good.

  15. Looks like some great cozies!
    Ive read some of the Joanna Carl and Monica Ferris's series and really enjoyed them!

  16. I want to read the Chocoholic Mystery and Books By The Bay series.

  17. I got The Darlings too.

    ..but I refuse to be sucked in by that lighthouse, even if I enjoyed the one I read in that series. I refuse I tell ya!!



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