Sunday, December 3, 2023

Stacking the Shelves #21


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Reading Reality. It's a place to showcase any books I have purchased, borrowed, or been lucky enough to have been given an advance copy of. Hope you find something that looks interesting to you or that makes you remember a favorite book you need to finish. Enjoy your reading this week :)

**BTW: Kindle Unlimited is offering three months for just $.99. That's a steal! I will probably cancel when the offer is up in February and it's super easy to do so if you don't want to continue to pay the monthly fee. 

It's finally December and I'm feeling very festive right now! This came free with my Kindle Unlimited subscription and although it's Book 4 of the series I might start here because it's the Christmas season. I'm always looking for good new cozy mysteries to read in between more challenging books. The series is called Lord Edgington Investigates. There are so many cozy mysteries with female leads so I like to find and promote those with a male investigator when I can. If you've read any of these let me know what you think!

This is another book I got from my Kindle Unlimited membership. It is part of a series of 10 books called John Wingate Historical Thrillers. This book was first published in 1983 and has been reissued with a more modern cover. The reviews say it is a good, solid, well researched book and I am kind of obsessed with the early Norman period right now. This is one I'm definitely putting on my TBR list. Unfortunately, if I love it I'm out of luck for more as the other books in the series are Cold War era maritime thrillers; not a subject I'm very interested in. I'm very curious as to what made this author choose to stray from his standard formula to write this one book from this period. 

I have seen this book around for a bit and it is on sale for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle this week. I've said before I'm a sucker for beautiful covers and this one is very pretty. I hadn't realized it was by a crime detective author who wrote in the early 20th Century and thought it was a new book for awhile. It was republished in 2021 for the first time in 95 years. It says it was the "mystery even Agatha Christie couldn't solve!"

This is a murder mystery set in the "dead of winter in a secluded country manor." Perfect for a January read. If you've read some of Anthony Berkeley's books leave me a comment and let me know if you like him.

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