Monday, March 16, 2009

In My Mailbox (yes I know it's late)

Okay, so I can't keep track of the day of the week. Well, better late then never, right?

In My Mailbox is the creation of The Story Siren.

From the library I got:

Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Filled with juicy scandal, delightfully eccentric characters and 21 tempting recipes from Cream Cheese Frosting to Lemon Fluff Jell-O, bestseller Fluke's 10th Hannah Swenson mystery (after 2007's Key Lime Pie Murder) centers on a family reunion that turns deadly. Hannah's friend Marge Beeseman is thrilled when her brother, Gus Klein, who disappeared from Lake Eden, Minn., more than 30 years earlier, unexpectedly arrives. At the big family party, everyone wonders how the elegant, well-dressed Gus heard about the reunion and why he came back. When Gus fails to show up for the group photo the next morning, Hannah finds his body on a pavilion floor—with ants crawling around pieces of her carrot cake nearby. Hannah's malcontented cat, Moishe, and flickers of romance with her devoted dentist and the no-less attentive local police chief add spice to the subsequent murder investigation. The ending will leave cozy fans gasping for breath.

My copy has a brighter cover, but I couldn't find a picture with that colour cover, so this'll have to do.

Suite 606 by by J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan, and Mary Kay McComas

J.D. Robb plunges Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the violent aftermath of a ritualistic murder.

Mary Blayney, investigates a deception that has kept two lovers apart for years.

Ruth Ryan Langan brings a lost man out of a storm to face a breathtaking twist of fate.

And Mary Kay McComas follows a mother, her son, and a wizard lost through the threads of time.

I loooooove the In Death series by J. D. Robb and collections like this are quite fun.

And actually FROM my mail(PO)box:

Paisley Hanover Acts Out by Cameron Tuttle

Always one of the popular kids, sophomore Paisley Hanover gets a rude awakening when she’s booted out of yearbook and into the badlands of drama class. Out of her element but only momentarily out of ideas, Paisley takes action—and an unexpected liking to her drama buddies. The result? An undercover crusade that could bring down the popularity pecking order, and Paisley along with it. This is the story of how Paisley Hanover gets wise, gets bold, and gets into a hilarious mess of trouble. With a package as fresh and clever as Paisley herself— including a cool slipcase, a fabulous novel, and Paisley’s notebook of embarrassingly funny ideas and doodles—it’s the start of a series that embraces the “Un” in UnUsual.

This is from book divas and looks quite cute. Plus I love free books. :) I practically demolished the envelope it came in.

Okay, so I guess that's it. Til next time, peace and cookies,


  1. Carrot cake... MURDER???

    Okay, I'm sane again. I know, I only amuse myself.

  2. That is an interesting title...Carrot Cake Murder.

    Good week!

  3. All her books use that kinda thing. The main character owns and runs a bakery and one of her cakes or cookies or pies, depending on what the title is, is found at the crime scene of the murder that is the main event of the book.

  4. Free books rock! These reviews look good, esp. since I really need to read a great mystery again.


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