Monday, March 15, 2010

Tuesday Tomorrow

The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: March 16th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 384 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"At the ripe old age of thirty-two, former wild child Isabel "Izzy" Spellman has finally agreed to take over the family business. And the transition won't be a smooth one.

First among her priorities as head of Spellman Investigations is to dig up some dirt on the competition, slippery ex-cop Rick Harkey -- a task she may enjoy a little too much. Next, faced with a baffling missing-persons case at the home of an aging millionaire, Izzy hires an actor friend, Len, to infiltrate the mansion as an undercover butler -- a role he may enjoy a little much.

Meanwhile, Izzy is being blackmailed by her mother (photographic evidence of Prom Night 1994) to commit to regular blind dates with promising professionals -- an arrangement that doesn't thrill Connor, an Irish bartender on the brink of becoming Ex-boyfriend #12.

At Spellman headquarters, it's business as unusual. Doorknobs and light fixtures are disappearing every day, Mom's been spotted crying in the pantry, and a series of increasingly demanding Spellman Rules (Rule #27: No Speaking Today) can't quite hold the family together. Izzy also has to decipher weekly "phone calls from the edge" from her octogenarian lawyer, Morty, as well as Detective Henry Stone's mysterious interest in rekindling their relationsh...well, whatever it was.

Just when it looks like things can't go more haywire, little sister Rae's internship researching pro bono legal cases leads the youngest Spellman to launch a grassroots campaign that could spring an innocent man from jail -- or land Rae in it."

Finally it's here!!! Yeah! No more waiting and hoping. What could be better? A giveaway and an author tour! Make sure to enter my Surfiet of Spying Spellman's Giveaway and head out to see Lisa when she stops by a town near you. I'll be at her Milwaukee talk, stop by and say hi! Obviously to me... Lisa doesn't need all that attention.

Author Tour:

  • 3/16 Los Angeles, LA Mystery Bookstore, 12pm
  • 3/16 Los Angeles, Mysteries to Die For, 7pm
  • 3/17 Los Angeles, Skylight Books, 7pm
  • 3/18 San Diego, Mysterious Galaxy, 7pm
  • 3/21 St. Louis, Left Bank Books, 4pm
  • 3/22 Nashville, Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 7pm
  • 3/23 Chicago, Borders Oak Brook, 7pm
  • 3/24 Chicago, Women & Children, 7:30pm
  • 3/25 Milwaukee, Boswell Book Company, 7pm
  • 4/1 Seattle, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, noon
  • 4/5 Houston, Murder by the Book, 3pm
  • 4/5 Houston, Blue Willow, 7pm
  • 4/6 Dallas, Legacy Books, 7pm
  • 4/9 San Francisco, Book Passage (Ferry Building), 7pm
  • 4/11 Phoenix, Poisoned Pen, 2pm
  • 4/13 Philadelphia, Chester County Books, 7pm
  • 4/15 New York, McNally Jackson, 7pm
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
Published by: Bantam
Publication Date: March 16th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 388 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world—no matter how out of place they feel.

Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew—a reclusive, real-life gentle giant—she realizes that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life: Here are rooms where the wallpaper changes to suit your mood. Unexplained lights skip across the yard at midnight. And a neighbor bakes hope in the form of cakes.

Everyone in Mullaby adores Julia Winterson’s cakes—which is a good thing, because Julia can’t seem to stop baking them. She offers them to satisfy the town’s sweet tooth but also in the hope of rekindling the love she fears might be lost forever. Flour, eggs, milk, and sugar . . . Baking is the only language the proud but vulnerable Julia has to communicate what is truly in her heart. But is it enough to call back to her those she’s hurt in the past?

Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily’s backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in."

Another book I've been longing for... ah it will be a good Spring Break!


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