The Spellman Files
Lisa Lutz (Pocket Books)
Publication Date: 4 Aug 2008
Paperback: 370 pages
Summary (book cover)
Izzy Spellman is 28, single, and works for Spellman Investigations, a family run private detective agency. She might have a chequered past littered with romantic mistakes – but at least she’s good at her job. Invading people’s privacy comes naturally. To the whole family. To be a Spellman is to snoop on a Spellman; sabotage; dig up dirt on, blackmail and wiretrap a Spellman.
But when Izzy’s parents hire her 14-year-old sister to discover the identity of her new boyfriend, Izzy snaps. She wants out. Her parents make her a deal: solve one last case and her employment contract with Spellman inc. will be terminated. Trouble is, the Snow case is decades old, ice-cold, and more twisted than a pretzel…
The Devlin Diary
Christi Phillips (Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: 31 March 2009
Paperback: 427 pages
Summary (book cover)
London, 1672: A vicious killer stalks the court of Charles Ⅱ, inscribing his victims’ bodies with mysterious markings. Are these the random murders of a madman? The deadly consequences of a personal vendetta? Or the grisly result of a hidden conspiracy?
Cambridge, 2008: A Trinity College history professor is found dead, the torn page of a seventeenth-century diary in hand. His death appears to be an accident, but the college’s newest fellow, Claire Donovan, and historian Andrew Kent suspect otherwise. The professor’s last research subject was Hannah Devlin, a physician to the King’s mistress and the keeper of a diary that holds the key to a series of unsolved murders in 1670′s London. Through the arcane collections of Trinity’s Wren Library, the British Library, and the Royal Society, Claire and Andrew follow the clues Hannah left behind, unearthing secrets of the past and present as both stories unfold to their shocking conclusions.
• US Edition of Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs – Thanks to Ivy at Book Reader Times!
Also, I received a finished copy of Fallen with signed book plate which was fantastic – so thanks to Random House Children’s Books for sending it to me!
So, that’s it for my mailbox – how about you?