Friday, 7 December 2012

Feed My Reader Friday

I buy too many books. When will I ever read them all?

Kathy at I am a Reader, not a Writer has a regular feature called Feed My Reader Friday where she asks people about the ebooks they have been buying.

Here's what caught my eye this week. I keep telling myself not to buy any more books until I've read what I have already bought. And then, you know... Still, I have read some brilliant books this year. I'll be doing a giveaway at the end of the year where you can choose from one of my recommendations, or opt for a gift card and buy something on your wishlist.

Hidden by Kendra Elliot.
Eleven years ago, the Co-ed Slayer murdered nine female students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely escaped his attack, but lost her best friend whose remains were never found. As the sole surviving victim, Lacey helped send the sadistic serial killer to prison for life. Now a forensic odontologist examining teeth and bones for the state Medical Examiner, Lacey is devastated when she arrives at a crime scene and identifies the skeletal remains as her college friend’s.The remains are discovered on the land of ex-cop Jack Harper. Sparks fly between him and Lacey, even as they realize that the prosecution’s witnesses from a decade ago are now being murdered one by one. All the evidence points to the Co-ed Slayer as the culprit—only, he’s long since dead. So who’s the new killer? And is Lacey next in line to die? Golden Heart finalist Kendra Elliot combines chilling suspense and steamy romance in a gripping tale, uniting in-depth forensic knowledge with a passion for thrillers. Set in the snowy winter of Oregon, Hidden creates spine-tingling chills.

The Last Talk with Lola Faye by Thomas H. Cook
'Positively haunting ... walks his listeners to the edge of the grave - where he leaves us breathless' New York Times.

'I have long been an admirer of Thomas H. Cook's novels, and The Last Talk with Lola Faye is one of his best yet: an expertly plotted, beautifully written, compelling and suspenseful book' Harlan Coben, author of Caught.

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by S.G. MacLean
It is 1626. On a stormy night in the Scottish town of Banff, the apothecary's assistant collapses in the street. The next morning he is found dead in the house of Alexander Seaton, a fallen minister, and reluctant, embittered teacher. Murder is suspected and when one of Alexander's few friends in the town is arrested, Alexander sets out to prove his innocence. Forced to confront his own demons, Alexander also has to contend with inflamed bigotry, a witch-hunt, and accusations of treacherous Catholic plotting.
'Such is the quality of the recreation, not only of the reeking ebb and flow of everyday life but also of the period mindset that it's easy to believe Satan is walking abroad…Pacy and literate….This is an accomplished and thought-provoking debut' Guardian

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over 200 years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things by solving a mysterious murder, assisting a mysterious professor, unravelling a mysterious mystery, and eating a lot of pizza – not to mention saving the entire human race from extinction along the way (at no extra charge). To find out more, read this book (better still, buy it, then read it) – or contact Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. ‘A thumping good detective-ghost-horror-whodunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy epic.’

 The Sex Club by L J Sellers
When a bomb explodes at a birth-control clinic and a young client turns up dead, Detective Jackson is assigned both cases. But are they connected? Kera, the clinic nurse who discovers that the girl's Bible group is really a sexual free-for-all, thinks they are. But confidentiality keeps her from telling the police, so she digs for the truth on her own and becomes the bomber's new target. Soon another girl is murdered. Can Jackson uncover the killer's shocking identity in time to stop the slaughter? "A thrilling, eye-opening read." --Mystery Scene magazine

What have you bought this week? And if you've bought five or more, do you think your book-buying may be getting out of hand?

If you've got room for more, don't forget that you'd like to review one of my books, you can drop me a line here and I'll send you a copy.

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