Monday, June 8, 2020

Tuesday Tomorrow

The House of Whispers by Laura Purcell
Published by: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: Paperback, 336 Pages
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The official patter:
"A new gothic Victorian tale from Laura Purcell, set on the atmospheric Cornish coast in a rambling house by the sea in which a maid cares for a mute old woman with a mysterious past, alongside her superstitious staff.

Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr. Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the disease in the caves beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm.

Forty years later, Hester arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralyzed and mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try to escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers her new home may be just as dangerous as her last."

I am ALWAYS waiting for the newest Laura Purcell with an expectant hush, but the fact that this one is in Cornwall and has fairies!?! The wait isn't so quiet! 

The Secret of Mowbray Manor by Jude Bayton
Published by: Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 314 Pages
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The official patter:
"Kathryn Westcott, masquerading as a tutor, accepts a position at the Clayton ancestral home of Mowbray Manor with one objective - to discover the fate of her friend, Lady Aramintha Clayton. Kathryn is horrified when she learns of Aramintha's death and the dubious circumstances surrounding how she died.

Suspecting the family knows more than they are prepared to say, Kathryn forms an alliance with both Clayton sons and a tenuous friendship with their aloof half-brother Benedict. One of them holds the key to solve the puzzle of Aramintha's demise.

No one is who they pretend to be in this house full of secrets. Someone does not want their villainy exposed and will use everything within their power to stop Kathryn from revealing the truth. Even if it means murder."

Seriously, just say "ancestral home" and I want to know more!

The Summer House by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
Published by: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 448 Pages
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The official patter:
"When seven murder victims are found in a small town, the homicide investigation shakes a small-town sheriff to her core in James Patterson's tense thriller.

Once a luxurious southern getaway on a rustic lake, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad, the Summer House is now the grisly scene of a nighttime mass murder. Eyewitnesses point to four Army Rangers - known as the Night Ninjas - recently returned from Afghanistan.

To ensure that justice is done, the Army sends Major Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former NYPD cop, to investigate. But the major and his elite team arrive in sweltering Georgia with no idea their grim jobs will be made exponentially more challenging by local law enforcement, who resists the Army's intrusion and stonewall them at every turn.

As Cook and his squad struggle to uncover the truth behind the condemning evidence, the pieces just won't fit - and forces are rallying to make certain damning secrets die alongside the victims in the murder house. With his own people in the cross-hairs, Cook takes a desperate gamble to find answers  - even if it means returning to a hell of his own worst nightmares..."

It's June so it's time for the beach reads! Though I want to make clear none of us should actually be on beaches. So this is you stay at home beach read!

A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton
Published by: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 320 Pages
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The official patter:
"A mystery author is charged with murder - and the plot thickens faster than anyone can turn the pages - in USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton's new series debut, perfect for fans of Rhys Bowen and Ellery Adams.

Bath, England, 1890. Mystery author Lady Amy Lovell receives an anonymous letter containing shocking news: her fiancé, Mr. Ronald St. Vincent, has been dabbling in something illegal, which causes her to promptly break their engagement.

Two evenings later, as Lady Amy awaits a visit from Lord William Wethington, fellow member of the Bath Mystery Book Club, her former fiancé makes an unexpected and most unwelcome appearance at her house. She promptly sends him to the library to cool his heels but later discovers the room seemingly empty - until she stumbles upon a dead Mr. St. Vincent with a knife in his chest.

Lord Wethington arrives to find Lady Amy screaming and sends for the police, but the Bobbies immediately assume that she is the killer. Desperate to clear her name, Lady Amy and Lord Wethington launch their own investigation - and stir up a hornet's nest of suspects, from the gardener who served time in prison for murder to a vengeful woman who was spurned by St. Vincent before he proposed to Lady Amy.

Can they close the book on the case before the real killer gets away with murder?"

Victorian murder mystery in BATH!

The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn
Published by:
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: Paperback, 112 Pages
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The official patter:
"Carrie Vaughn's The Ghosts of Sherwood revisits the Robin Hood legend with a story of the famed archer's children.

Everything about Father is stories.

Robin of Locksley and his one true love, Marian, are married. It has been close on two decades since they beat the Sheriff of Nottingham with the help of a diverse band of talented friends. King John is now on the throne, and Robin has sworn fealty in order to further protect not just his family, but those of the lords and barons who look up to him - and, by extension, the villagers they protect.

There is a truce. An uneasy one, to be sure, but a truce, nonetheless.

But when the Locksley children are stolen away by persons unknown, Robin and Marian are going to need the help of everyone they’ve ever known, perhaps even the ghosts that are said to reside deep within Sherwood.

And the Locksley children, despite appearances to the contrary, are not without tricks of their own..."

Summer to me is a time when I think of Robin Hood and King Arthur, so this book is released just at the right time!

Crush and Color: Keanu Reeves by Maurizio Campidelli
Published by: Castle Point Books
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: Paperbacks, 80 Pages
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The official patter:
"Maurizio Campidelli's Crush and Color: Keanu Reeves is a fangirl dream's coloring book featuring the star of John Wick..."

Because you're stressed and what better way to relax than coloring and Keanu?


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