Every Monday thanks to Marcia from the Printed Page we bloggers gather round to behold what books have popped into other bloggers mail boxes, arrived on their welcome mats or a foundling book wandering some how into a reader's home. This week I'm pleased to share Margaret Maron, Brian Haig and Karen Rose. Three power house fiction writers all with very unique genres. I hope you have loads of fun reading and peeking into my mail box. Enjoy Every One!
Grand Central Publishing
August 13, 2009
On SAND SHARKS: "The plot, populated with enticing characters, moves swiftly; an essential read for Maron fans and mystery lovers." (Library Journal )
On HARD ROW
"Tightly written....Maron wraps up the plot so neatly that there's no question why she's one of America's best mystery writers." (Associated Press )
"Outstanding....Maron tackles big issues...with insight and pathos....Maron has never written a bad book, and with the 13th in the series, she gives a clear picture of contemporary life in the rural South, tying it up in a neat mystery that keeps the reader guessing to the end. Highly recommended." (Library Journal (starred review) )
"HARD ROW is laced with strong and timely political statements about undocumented workers....Readers will be satisfied with the newest entry in this reliable series." (USA TODAY )
"Gripping and beautifully written." (Cleveland Plain Dealer )
When Judge Deborah Knott travels to WrightsvilleBeach for a summer conference for North Carolina District Court Judges, she stumbles upon the body of one of her colleagues. Meanwhile, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, is in Virginia with his son, tying up loose ends left by the death of his first wife. When another judge is found murdered at the conference, it soon becomes evident that Deborah may be the killer's next target. Her relaxing trip to the seaside soon transforms into a harrowing experience, and she must summon all of her strength and investigative expertise to track down the culprit before she becomes the next victim.
Release Date: August 12, 2009
From Publishers Weekly
Based on a true story, this absorbing stand-alone thriller from bestseller Haig (Secret Sanction and five other books featuring army JAG lawyer Sean Drummond) charts the incredible rise and fall of a Russian multimillionaire. The brilliant, hard-working Alex Konevitch amasses a fortune in the building trades in the early 1990s only to have it stolen by a cabal of KGB men led by the KGB's deputy director, who not only takes Konevitch's money and control of his company but also frames him for assorted crimes. Pursued by assassins, Konevitch and his wife go on the run. The couple make their way to America, where they begin to prosper, then fall afoul of a venal FBI director out to enhance his own reputation. The reality aspect of the tale will remind readers of the repressive regime that Russia was and may be again—and of the perfidy of individuals in our own government when greed and ambition are put before democracy and justice. (Aug.)
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"A sizzling thriller...the mouthy lawyer with the susceptible heart is as good as the genre offers." (Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSIN )
"Enormously exciting, timely, and entertaining." (Library Journal on PRIVATE SECTOR )
"Entertaining." (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on PRIVATE SECTOR )
"Brian Haig is John Grisham in an Army uniform." (Jack Higgins, author of THE BORMANN TESTAMENT )
"A must-read thriller writer . . . a star." (John Sanford, author of DEAD WITCH )
"A remarkable writer . . . Haig combines a nice mix of wit and wisdom." (Nelson DeMille, author of WILD FIRE )
"Haig delivers." (HOUSTON CHRONICLE )
"A maestro of pacing." (Vince Flynn, author of ACT OF TREASON )
"Haig keeps the action and wisecracks coming fast . . . He has a natural narrative gift." (WASHINGTON POST )
I CAN SEE YOU
Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: August 5, 2009
"From the first rousing chapter to the last, SCREAM FOR ME is intense, complex, and unforgettable." (James Patterson )
"SCREAM FOR ME has everything a great suspense novel should have: cold chills, hot thrills, and characters that come alive." (Allison Brennan )
"Rose paints her characters with a flesh and blood brush, bringing life to their every word and gesture. SCREAM FOR ME loudly announces that there could well be a new thriller sheriff in town." (Lorenzo Carcaterra ) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers her latest pulse-pounding suspense novel, where the line between the virtual world and everyday reality blurs when it comes to murder.
Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later, her outer scars faded and inner scars buried, Eve has fought her way back to the real world and is determined to help others do the same. Now a graduate student moonlighting as a bartender, Eve researches the addictive powers of online communities. When her test subjects begin turning up dead as a result of apparent suicides, she doesn't know where to turn.
Homicide detective Noah Webster is one of the few people who believe the victims are connected murders. Eve becomes Noah's online guide and realizes that the handsome detective may have secret scars as painful as her own. As Eve and Noah chase a killer who is always one step ahead of them, together they try to overcome the tragedies of their pasts and learn to trust again, but they soon discover that danger is much closer than they think.
Up for grabs this week in MONDAY MAILBOX is Karen Rose's August 5th release "I Can See You". If you would like to get your hands on MY copy of "I Can See You" here are just three simple things that you HAVE to do to be entered.
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Contest is open to ALL( International)! I will draw a winner on Sunday August 2nd and post the winner in Monday Mailbox August 3rd. Good Luck To All Of You!
Last weeks Monday Mailbox "Midnight In The Bayou" winner is donnas. Thanks everyone for entering.