Mailbox Monday will be hosted in January by Alyce at At Home With Books. In My Mailbox is hosted Sundays at The Story Siren. Please visit these posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week!
No Mark Upon Her
by Deborah Crombie
New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense -- a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective -- an accomplished rower -- on the Thames.
When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an investigation fraught with complications. The victim, Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with many admirers-- and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a high-ranking detective with the Met -- a fact that raises a host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive case.
To further complicate the situation, a separate investigation, led by Detective Inspector Gemma James, Kincaid's wife, soon reveals a disturbing -- and possibly related -- series of crimes, widening the field of suspects. But when someone tries to kill the search-and-rescue team member who found Rebecca's body, the case becomes even more complex and dangerous, involving powerful interests with tentacles that reach deep into the heart of the Met itself.
Surrounded by enemies with friendly faces, pressured to find answers quickly while protecting the Yard at all costs, his career and reputation on the line, Kincaid must race to catch the killer before more innocent lives are lost -- including his own.
I won this one from the author.
The Yippy, Yappy Yorkie in the Green Doggy Sweater
by Debbie Macomber
What happens when you combine:
A girl named Ellen who has just moved to a new neighborhood; a yippy, yappy Yorkie named Baxter who disappears from Ellen's new yard; and a new neighborhood that doesn't look anything like their old home on Blossom Street?
For Ellen and Baxter, it's a moving day that turns into something very special, with many happy discoveries.
In their second Blossom Street Kids picture book, New York Times bestselling authors Debbie Macomber and Mary Lou Carney share a charming and heartwarming tale about embarking on new adventures and finding friends in unexpected places.
This was recommended to me from a random stranger at a thrift store - so I bought it!
by John Connolly
Haunted by the murder of his wife and daughter, former New York police detective Charlie Parker retreats home to Scarborough, Maine, to rebuild his shattered life. But his return awakens old ghosts, drawing him into the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child. The obvious suspect is the young woman's violent ex-husband. But there is another possibility -- a mythical killer who lurks deep in the dark hollow of Parker's own past, a figure that has haunted his family for generations: the monster known as Caleb Kyle. . .
I won this from Spades High Reads
Beyond (Book One in the Afterlife Series)
by T.P. Boje
Have you ever wondered where you go when you die?
Meghan is 16 when it happens to her. She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle. On the boat she meets Mick, who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like he is a teenager. He helps her through the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world filled with heavenly magic.
One day some of Meghan's roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them -- well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan knows something important. Soon she is forced to choose between the two worlds. The one she belongs to now, and the one she left behind.
I bought this one at a thrift store also.
F is for Fugitive
by Sue Grafton
F is for Flight
When Kinsey Millhone first arrives in Floral Beach, California, it's hard for her to picture the idyllic coastal town as the setting of a brutal murder. Seventeen years ago, the body of Jean Timberlake -- a troubled teen who had a reputation with the boys -- was found on the beach. Her boyfriend, Bailey Fowler, was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, but he escaped.
F is for Fear
After all this time, Bailey's finally been captured. Believing in his son's innocence, Baily's father wants Kinsey to find Jean's real killer. But most of the residents in this tight-knit community are convinced Bailey strangled Jean. So why are they so reluctant to answer Kinsey's questions? If there's one thing Kinsey's got plenty of it's persistence. And that's exactly what it's going to take to crack the lid on this case.
F is for Fugitive
As Kinsey gets closer to solving Jean's murder, the more dirty little secrets she uncovers in a town where everyone has something to hide -- and a killer will kill again to keep the past buried. . .
What books came home to you this week?