First a pre-order came, then one for a Friday Forgotten Book post, then…
Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) [Orbit June 2014 hardcover, purchased new] – science fiction. This is the fourth novel in The Expanse series. I admit to having only read the first, and part of the second, novels in the series but what I’ve read is exceptional and I just need to set aside the time to settle in with the rest.
Web of Murder by Harry Whittington [Vintage Crime 1993 trade paper, used – Gold Medal paperback shown) – mystery. I’m going to read this for the “femme fatale” Friday Forgotten Book special on July 11th. I think it will fit, but I’m not positive. I picked this up at Powell’s last week.
Sherlock Holmes: The Stuff of Nightmares by James Lovegrove [Titan Books 2013 trade paper, new] – mystery.
Sherlock Holmes: Gods of War by James Lovegrove [Titan Books 2014 trade paper, new] – mystery.
Last week I read the very satisfactory Sherlock Holmes: The Will of the Dead by James Mann. I enjoyed it enough that I wanted to try more of this series, published by Titan Books. These Holmes and Watson pastiches are set in a steampunk version of Victorian London. I was liked Mann’s deftness with the characters and setting, and expect Lovegrove to do the same.
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell [Timber Press June 2014 hardcover, new] – non-fiction, biography / gardening. Since I was a child I loved the stories and especially the illustrations by Beatrix Potter. I’m an enthusiastic gardener. The sub-title of this is “The plants and places that inspired the classic children’s tales“. How could I resist?
After reading three SF novels in a row I wanted someting different so I read Jonathan Latimer’s 1936 novel The Lady in the Morgue which I posted as a Friday Forgotten Book a few days ago. I finished a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, The Will of the Dead by George Mann, which I enjoyed very much. Now I’m about half way through the Potter book.
Barbara finished Cold Moon by Jeffrey Deaver, a book in the Lincoln Rhyme series that she had missed. She has now started Cop Hater, her first try at an 87th Precinct novel by Ed McBain.
What new books did you get, and what have you been reading?