Saturday, January 07, 2006

Bookstore splurge

So I just spent my entire month's book budget in one fell swoop tonight. It was in a good cause- avoiding the football game the men in my house were so determined to watch (Redskins vs. Buccaneers). I mentioned the other day how much I despise football?

I bought:

1.The Amber Room by Steve Berry- thriller based in Europe, Russia & the US

2.Queen's Ransom by Fiona Buckley- Elizabethan mystery; third in a series; female sleuth

3.The Hand of Justice by Susanna Gregory- 1350's Oxford, England; 10th Matthew Bartholomew mystery

4. A Grand Deception by Elizabeth Mansfield- Traditional Regency romance

5. Powers That Be by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Scarborough- Reissue of sci/fi book revolving around a sentient planet whose native flora, fauna & peoples must save them all from a greedy corporate giant.

6.The Midnight Work by Kassandra Sims- Paranormal/alternate reality vampire (& other creatures) romance; debut author; TOR published

7. White Murder by David Wishart- The tenth Marcus Corvinus mystery set in ancient Rome; this one revolves around a murdered star chariot-racing driver.

8. A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson- Winner of the Golden Dagger Award for Crime Fiction; set in Portugal in the late 1990's & involves an old, suppressed Nazi plot & a murdered teenage girl in Lisbon.

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