Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

My first week of doing In my Mailbox! It's hosted weekly by The Story Siren and this is the last IMM for 2010!

I don't have a long impressive list of books but I'm excited to have received a book in the mail for review:

Dan Knight's Journey by Edward F. Smith:

Danny growing up poor in Manhattan, attends a tough West Side high school where he is recruited by Robert, a master thief, to assist him in a series of daring robberies, which ends in the perfectly planned theft of a movie star's jewels. Betrayed by his evil mentor, Danny fights back, with the help of two friends, striving to regain his self respect and a piece of the American dream.

Years later, as a young man, Dan gains a foothold in the high pressure world of the advertising business. Taking on the agency's most difficult client, a glamorous representative of a French perfume and cologne company, he seizes the opportunity to vault over others and reap enormous rewards. His personal life sizzles as he romances two beautiful women.

At the apex of his meteoric career, he finds his life threatened by a long forgotten enemy.

I spend a lot more time putting books on hold at the library so the book I received this week is Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meyer:
MAIL-ORDER MURDER
As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s gift, and making her daughter’s angel costume for the church pageant weren’t enough things for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas schedule, she’s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn’t smell right.
Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa’s Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she’s about to receive a present from Santa she didn’t ask for–a killer who won’t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself…
“Lucy Stone is an endearing sleuth.”
–Dorothy Cannell

6 comments:

  1. Welcome to IMM. Looks like you got some great reads this week. Looking forward to seeing more of you next year!

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  2. Thanks Gina! I look forward to reading your blog too!!

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  3. Those are interesting books. Hey remember that suggestion you gave me on my blog if I would let other bloggers do a 10 Good Things on a Monday post? Well, I thought about it, and if you would like to do a post on it, I'd appreciate it. Thank you very much for that idea!

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  4. Mail Order Murder sounds very good! I want to read it!
    Happy Readings

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