Friday, January 11, 2008

Latest book purchases

It's only when I put together a post like this, that I realise just how book-obsessed I actually am!

Chill Factor by Sandra Brown (2005).
A woman is snowed into a mountain cabin with a mysterious man - who may be a serial killer who has haunted the area for two years.

The Wrong Way Down by Elizabeth Daly (1946).
A mystery that only Henry Gamadge, bibliophile, can solve.

The Fahrenheit Twins by Michel Faber (2005).
A collection of 17 deft and lyrical short stories.

The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden (1972).
Another addition to my collection of personal childhood favourites.

A Pin to See the Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse (1934).
A woman, living in a fantasy world of her own creation, becomes involved in the most terrible of crimes.

The Black Iris by Conyth Little (1953).
Mayhem and murder in a small town.

In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield (1911).
Mansfield's first collection of short stories, which she would grow to hate.

A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh (1934).
Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh (1968).
The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh (1989).
Death at the Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh (1966).
Final Curtain by Ngaio Marsh (1947).
Off With His Head by Ngaio Marsh (1956).
The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh (1935).

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier (1957).

A story of impersonation.

Sadie When She Died by Ed McBain (1972).
A Detective Steve Carella police procedural - the original Law and Order.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006).
A man and his son walk alone through a burned and ravaged America, with nothing but each other for protection from scavengers - animal and human.

A Question of Time by Helen McCloy (1971).
A novel of déjá vu.

The Soft Talkers by Margaret Millar (1957).
When a man disappears on the eve of a fishing trip, he leaves behind questions - and many shocks in store.

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1892).
A woman goes insane from her husband's attempt to 'cure' her depression.

Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters (1983).
Dr Victoria Bliss, art historian, has a terrifying, puzzling adventure in Sweden.

The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter (1994).
A unique Australian crime thriller, told in verse form.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - July 1968.
Featuring 'Of Time and Murder' by Helen McCloy and 'Moment of Power' by P.D. James.

'The Getaway' by Jim Thompson (1958).
The bloodiest cross-country run since Bonnie & Clyde.

'To Make a Killing' by June Thomson (1982).
A Detective Chief Inspector Finch mystery.

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