Monday, February 18, 2013

~ Mailbox Monday ~


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a weekly meme originally created and hosted by Marcia of A girl and her books and hosted this February 2013 by Audra at her fantastic blog, Unabridged Chick.  I received these books over the past week:

 A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry  (ARC from Crown Publishers for review)
Freelance writer Troy Chance is snapping photos of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace when the ice-cutting machine falls silent. Encased in the ice is the shadowy outline of a body--a man she knows. One of her roommates falls under suspicion, and the media descends. Troy's assigned to write an in-depth feature on the dead man, who, it turns out, was the privileged son of a wealthy Connecticut family who had been playing at a blue collar life in this Adirondack village. And the deeper Troy digs into his life and mysterious death, the murkier things become. After the victim's sister comes to town and a string of disturbing incidents unfold, it's clear someone doesn't want the investigation to continue. Troy doesn't know who to trust, and what she ultimately finds out threatens to shatter the serenity of these mountain towns. She must decide which family secrets should be exposed, what truths should remain hidden, and how far her own loyalty can reach.
A Cold and Lonely Place, the sequel to Learning to Swim, follows Troy on a powerful emotional journey as she discovers the damage left by long-hidden secrets, and catches a glimpse of what might have been.
  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear  (from TLC Book Tours for review)
Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a Belgravia mansion, only to be discovered reading in the library by her employer, Lady Rowan Compton. Fearing dismissal, Maisie is shocked when she discovers that her thirst for education is to be supported by Lady Rowan and a family friend, Dr. Maurice Blanche. But The Great War intervenes in Maisie’s plans, and soon after commencement of her studies at Girton College, Cambridge, Maisie enlists for nursing service overseas. Years later, in 1929, having apprenticed to the renowned Maurice Blanche, a man revered for his work with Scotland Yard, Maisie sets up her own business. Her first assignment, a seemingly tedious inquiry involving a case of suspected infidelity, takes her not only on the trail of a killer, but back to the war she had tried so hard to forget.

 
 A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (from TLC Book Tours for review)

In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs’ career goes in an exciting new direction when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard’s Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s Government.”
When the college’s controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back as Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane and Detective Chief Inspector Stratton spearhead the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote’s death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance. To unravel this web, Maisie must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover shameful hidden truths about Britain’s conduct during the war, and face off against the rising powers of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—in Britain.



 

9 comments:

  1. Oh man, you had a great mailbox! I've heard A Cold and Lonely Place is great.

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  2. Looks like you got some good ones there Amy. I've been hearing a lot about A Cold and Lonely Place. Enjoy!

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  3. I have my very first Maisie Dobbs book on my stacks. I can't wait to find out more about this series.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. So jealous you're doing the first Maisie Dobbs! I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Both your books look great. Enjoy.

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  6. I am looking forward to A Cold and Lonely Place. Have not read any of the Maisse Dobbs books though. Hope you like them.

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