My Week in Books – 23rd June ‘19


New arrivals

The Jeweller by Caryl Lewis (trans. by Gwen Davies) (proof copy courtesy of Honno Press)

Mari surrounds herself with the lives of others – combing through letters she has gleaned and putting up photographs of strangers.  Meanwhile, she works painstakingly on cutting the perfect emerald, inching closer to the perfect gem and towards a discovery that will transform her life, throwing her relationships with friends from her past into new relief.  To move forward, she must shed her old life and begin again…

hudson's killHudson’s Kill (Justice Flanagan #2) by Paddy Hirsch (hardcover, advance review courtesy of Corvus and Readers First)

New York in 1803 is rife with tension as the city expands, and whoever knows where the city will build can control it. And violence builds as a mysterious provocateur pits the city’s black and Irish gangs against each other.

When a young black girl is found stabbed to death, both Justy Flanagan, now a City Marshal, and Kerry O’Toole, now a school teacher, decide separately to go after the killer. They each find their way to a shadowy community on the fringes of the growing city, where they uncover a craven political conspiracy bound up with a criminal enterprise that is stunning in its depravity.

Justy and Kerry have to fight to save themselves and the city, and only then can they bring the girl’s killer to justice.

On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Tuesday – I hosted a stop on the blog tour for Monopoli Blues by Tim Clark & Nick Cook.  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Most Anticipated Releases in the Second Half  of 2019No problem with coming up with that list!

WednesdayWWW Wednesday is the opportunity to share what I’ve just read, what I’m currently reading and what I plan to read next…and have a good nose around to see what other bloggers are reading.

Thursday – I shared my review of historical crime mystery, The Serpent’s Mark by S.W. Perry as part of the blog tour.

Friday – I published my review of Birdie & Jude by Phyllis H Moore as part of the blog tour.

As always, thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on or shared my blog posts on social media this week.

On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading


Planned posts

  • Blog Tour/Book Review: The Body Lies by Jo Baker
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer TBR
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: A Modern Family by Helga Flatland
  • Book Review: The Dancing Floor by John Buchan

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