Monday, January 25, 2016

Tuesday Tomorrow

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
Published by: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Format: Hardcover, 368 Pages
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The official patter:
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife returns with a triumphant new novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s—and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley.

Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends—the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman—a woman desperately longing for true love and connection.

Enter Truman Capote. This diminutive golden-haired genius with a larger-than-life personality explodes onto the scene, setting Babe and her circle of Swans aflutter. Through Babe, Truman gains an unlikely entrĂ©e into the enviable lives of Manhattan’s elite, along with unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe’s powerful circle. Sure of the loyalty of the man she calls “True Heart,” Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake. But once a storyteller, always a storyteller—even when the stories aren’t his to tell.

Truman’s fame is at its peak when such notable celebrities as Frank and Mia Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, and Rose Kennedy converge on his glittering Black and White Ball. But all too soon, he’ll ignite a literary scandal whose repercussions echo through the years. The Swans of Fifth Avenue will seduce and startle readers as it opens the door onto one of America’s most sumptuous eras."

This week is called, all the eras I'd visit if I had a time machine...

The Record Set Right by Lauren Willig
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Format: Kindle
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No description, but this is a short story that is part of the book Fall of Poppies out in March. Also, Lauren Willig, so duh I'm buying it AND the collection!

The Plague of Thieves Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Published by: Forge Books
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Format: Hardcover, 256 Pages
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The official patter:
"John Quincannon has been hired by the owner of the Golden State brewery to investigate th ''accidental'' death of the head brewmaster, who drowned in a vat of beer. John is certain he can catch his quarry, but his partner, Sabina, is not sure she even wants to catch hers: Sherlock Holmes or, rather, the madman claiming his identity. A Mr. Roland W. Fairchild of Chicago claims the man is his first cousin, Charles P. Fairchild III, who is due to inherit a $3 million estate-- if Sabina can find him and if he can be proved sane. Sabina is quite certain he is mad but quite uncertain what will happen when he is confronted with the truth. Does every mystery need to be solved?"

Time to slip into some Victorian Streampunk.

The Case of the Girl in Grey by Jordan Stratford and Kelly Murphy
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Format: Hardcover, 224 Pages
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The official patter:
"This history-mystery series continues with another fine display of brains and bravery from the Wollstonecraft Girls—Ada Bryon Lovelace and Mary Shelley. Inspired fun for middle grade readers and fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket!

The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case, all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem.

Their new case is a puzzle indeed. It involves a horrible hospital, a missing will, a hasty engagement, and a suspiciously slippery servant.

But Mary’s stumbled onto a mystery of her own. She spotted a ghostly girl in a grey gown dashing through the park. A girl who is the spitting image of their new client.

The two cases must be linked . . . or else there’s a perfectly supernatural explanation."

I picked up the first book in The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series at Target one day, mainly because of my love of Kelly Murphy's illustrations, and mainly because it looked so darn cute. Can not wait for this second volume!

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