My Week in Books – 24th May 2020

MyWeekinBooks

On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday –  I shared my review of People Like Usby Louise Fein as part of the blog tour.

Tuesday – This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was Reasons Why I Love… and my list was about one of my favourite genres – historical crime mysteries. I also shared my review of The Glass House by Eve Chase.

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 published my review of When We Fall by Carolyn Kirby as part of the blog tour.

Friday – I shared the list of books I plan to read as part of the annual 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge.

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


New arrivals

9781838931391The Englishman by David Gilman (eARC, courtesy of Head of Zeus and NetGalley)

A clandestine war on the desert border of Mali and Algeria. Murder and kidnap on the suburban streets of West London. A Moscow CID police inspector investigating the assassination of four of her fellow officers by the Russian Mafia. A young MI6 officer facing the possibility that a long-running operation has been fatally compromised.

Connecting them all is the Englishman: Dan Raglan, outsider, exile, one-time member of the French Foreign Legion, fully trained killer.

Raglan’s quest for answers will become a quest for vengeance. It will lead him to the winter-ravaged wasteland of the Sverdlovskaya Oblast and Penal Colony #74, a place that holds Russia’s most brutal murderers. A place of death and retribution.

How will he get in? More importantly, how will he get out?

9780749020422Birthright (Mercia Blakewood #1) by David Hingley (e-book, free download courtesy of Allison & Busby)

1664. Four years after Charles II is restored to the throne, Mercia Blakewood stands to lose everything: her father to the executioner’s axe, her freedom to her treacherous uncle, her son to his resentful grandparents. But when her father leaves her a cryptic message in his last speech, she seizes her chance to fight back.

With would-be lover Nathan Keyte and unlikely new friend Nicholas Wildmoor, Mercia must unravel her father’s mystery to find a great prize long thought lost, striving to recover the King’s stolen birthright in the hope of reclaiming her own.

From London’s bulging metropolis to the forests of Manhattan she will contend with murder, intrigue and lust, fighting for her future and her life as the town of New York is born.


On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

 

Planned posts

  • Blog Tour/Book Review: Lionheart by Ben Kane
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Book Review: The Flowers of Adonis by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Book Review: The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting
  • Book Review: The Last Secrets by John Buchan

My Week in Books – 17th May 2020

MyWeekinBooks

On What Cathy Read Next last week

Blog posts

Monday –  I shared my review of A Ration Book Wedding by Jean Fullerton as part of the blog tour.

Tuesday – In a twist on this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, my list was made up of Books Unfinished…By Their Authors.

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 publication day review of short story collection A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth by Daniel Mason.

Friday – I joined the blog tour for The Saracen’s Markby S. W. Perry sharing my review of this historical crime mystery set in Elizabethan England and Marrakech.

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


New arrivals

9780708899373The Colours by Juliet Bates (ebook, courtesy of Fleet Press and Random Things Tours)

Ellen sees the world differently from everyone else, but living in a tiny town in the north-east of England, in a world on the cusp of war, no one has time for an orphaned girl who seems a little strange.

When she is taken in to look after a rich, elderly widow all seems to be going better, despite the musty curtains and her aging employer completely out of touch with the world. But pregnancy out of wedlock spoils all this, and Ellen is unable to cope.

How will Jack, her son, survive – alone in the world as his mother was? Can they eventually find their way back to each other?


On What Cathy Read Next this week

Currently reading

Planned posts

  • Blog Tour/Book Review: People Like Us by Louise Fein
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Book Review: The Glass House by Eve Chase
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Blog Tour/Book Review: When We Fall by Carolyn Kirby
  • Book Review: The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting