Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Two New Books to Read

So The Famous Author opened one of those mass-marketing letters from American Express the other day. He must have been really bored. But instead of the usual promotions for insurance or travel deals, there was $140 worth of Amazon gift certificates. Wow! A home run. Now TFA can buy even more books to add to his TBR pile. Actually, it's more like a whole room. But anyway, just so you know, here are his first two purchases, both brand new:

First off, our former Redhead of the Week, Sophie Littlefield is out with her second novel, apparently a strong follow-up to A Bad Day for Sorry, which garnered more awards and medals than Napoleon. Of the new one, Publishers Weekly says: "When a tornado uncovers a mummified woman buried at the Prosper, Mo., fairgrounds, the police suspect Neb Donovan, whom (our hero) Stella Hardesty once helped kick an OxyContin addiction. Littlefield wields humor like a whip, but never lets it dilute the whodunit." Oh, boy, I'm gonna grab this one before TFA.

Another easy pick for TFA was Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman. TFA knows (unike a lot of people on Amazon) that E.J. Copperman is a nom de plume for one of the best, easiest-reading mystery writers around, Jeffrey Cohen. The premise sounds interesting -- Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter, but her new Victorian fixer-upper is haunted -- but it's the writing of Cohen that brings TFA to this brand new novel.

Sophie's much better looking.

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