On What Cathy Read Next last week
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.
Wednesday – WWW 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.
The 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?
Birthright (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
- 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