Monday, October 15, 2012

Mailbox Monday

This is where we spotlight the books that came to our home in the last week. Caveat:  Mailbox Monday can cause your TBR pile to increase exponentially. You can leave your link at Mailbox Monday meme.

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2012 by Signet

ISBN: 0451238850 (ISBN13: 9780451238856)
edition language: English

Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer gets hung up on a tapestry that may lead to sunken treasure and be the motive for murder....

From the publisher:

When Marcy’s friend Reggie, Tallulah Falls’ local librarian, asks her to teach an embroidery class as therapy for domestic abuse victims, she gladly agrees. One of the women wants to flee from her abusive husband but is afraid to leave her elderly father-in-law behind. And she thinks Marcy can help.

The elderly gentleman shows Marcy a tapestry his grandmother made, which he believes reveals the location of pirate treasure off the Oregon coast. He’ll move to a shelter—provided Marcy takes the tapestry to keep it safe. But when the police arrive the next day to escort him out, they find the old man murdered and the house ransacked. Does someone want that treasured tapestry desperately enough to kill for it?

From the author, Amanda Lee, for review.

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Bantam (first published August 28th 2012)

ISBN: 0553593625 (ISBN13: 9780553593624)
edition language:English
From the publisher:

Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history.

As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous—and deadly—than Maggie ever expected. The upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril. And as she races to save England from a most disturbing fate, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defense, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family.

Received from LibraryThing/Bantam for review

That's it for last week. What exciting books did you find in your mailbox?


  1. They both look like awesome reads!

  2. I think you'll enjoy Princess Elizabeth's Spy. I'm reading it right now and am loving this series. Happy reading!

    1. Good to know, Anna. I always trust your judgement on books.

  3. They both sound like fun books to read. Enjoy your reading this week.

  4. Both sound good. Specially the spy book!

  5. Happy Monday and Happy Reading!!

  6. I saw Princess Elizabeth's Spy on other blogs too. It looks so good. ENJOY!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Silver's Reviews

  7. Thread on Arrival sounds like a fun mystery... and a cute cover too.

  8. Princess Elizabeth's Spy looks interesting for sure. Happy reading this week!

  9. Thread on Arrival...very clever title!! I'm so glad that the other one showed up for you! Enjoy!

  10. Awesome looking books! I think I must read Thread on Arrival, as I enjoyed The Quick and the Thread from this series.

    Love your Halloween background...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. I love the cover of Thread on Arrival -- so cute! happy reading!

  12. Hi Kaye,

    These both look like great reads. I have not long been reading books in the 'cozy mystery' genre, but now having discovered some of the great titles out there, I try to fit them into my scedule whenever possible.

    'Princess Elizabeth's Spy' sounds interesting, as do the other two books in the series. I might give one of them a try, just to see how it works with an American author writing about Britain during the war and have her heroine having to save the Royal Family.

    I quite often see the scenario of US authors setting their books in the UK, with UK centric characters and storylines, although it is quite a lot rarer to see the same scenario working the other way around!

    Both books are worth adding to my reading list, so thanks for mentioning them,


  13. I like to read Princess Elizabeth's Spy. I really hope you enjoy it.

  14. It's amazing to me how they never seem to run out of cute titles for those cozies - enjoy Kaye.

  15. I think I would like Princess Elizabeth's Spy. I will be anxiously awaiting your thoughts on that one! Two very nice titles here today!

  16. Both books sound like winners! The dog on the cover on Thread on Arrival caught my eye! I just may have to read that series!

  17. I have Princess Elizabeth's Spy and the book before that one.... I really need to get them read soon. Have a great week.

  18. I never fail to get a chuckle out of your cozy titles. And I love your seasonal blog decor!

  19. I like both of these titles! I hope you enjoy.


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