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What are you currently reading?
I started reading Michelle Jaffe’s second installment in the Arboretti Family series, The Water Nymph. I read the first in the series, The Stargazer, last spring. You can read my review of it here.
In Renaissance England, love is the most dangerous gamble.
Crispin Foscari, one of Queen Elizabeth’s most trusted spies, leaves nothing to chance. So he’s surprised when he’s informed he has two weeks to clear his name of an accusation of treason, or face the executioner’s noose.
Sophie Champion is a hero to women of London, dedicating her seemingly endless resources to helping free them from bondage to men. But when her investigation into the death of her beloved godfather brings her to the attention of Crispin Foscari, known as “The Earl of Scandal”, under precarious circumstances, she is suddenly the one who needs liberating.
Even as his mind warns him to stay away from the the seductive siren, Crispin proposes a wager. Working together they pit their wits against a calculating enemy by day, and fight their searing attraction at night. As they inch closer to identifying the killer they grow closer to one another. Until finally their passion explodes—with deadly consequences.
What did you just finish reading?
Holy crapnuggets. Dead Lies was sooooo good! I never would have guessed the killer. Or what happens later. I was very impressed with the convoluted storylines in this realistic crime/murder mystery.
Former NYPD cop Anna Valentine just landed her first homicide case?the grisly double murder of a wealthy young couple. But it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Recovering from recent personal tragedies, the young police officer just moved with her traumatized child to the suburbs where she hoped to pursue a quiet life and heal. To complicate matters, although she’s sworn off men until she and her son are happy and whole again, Anna feels the pull of attraction to the handsome twin brother of one of the victims, a man who has yet to be crossed off the suspect list. Teaming up with lead detective Jerry Kreeger, a 57 year-old veteran cop who’s lonely, broke, and close to burn out, Anna chases a crafty killer and ultimately exposes a family’s shocking secrets that will rock a town.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Ummm….I don’t know. Fun stuff. New books. That’s all I know at this point. 🙂
If I can ever get a copy of Bread of the Dead I’ll be reading it…
The Day of the Dead is approaching in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and cook Rita Lafitte is busy decorating sugar skulls, taste-testing pan de muerto (bread of the dead), and refashioning her post-divorce life. She loves her job at Tres Amigas Cafe and feels like she’s found a good home for herself and her teenage daughter…until her kindly landlord is found dead next door, seemingly from suicide.Although Rita discovers evidence of murder, the police aren’t convinced, especially one of the lead detectives who’s also Rita’s ex-husband. To uncover the truth behind her friend’s death, Rita teams up with her octogenarian boss Flori, the town’s most celebrated snoop. Soon, their investigation encompasses other crimes, including break-ins and the murder of their number-one suspect. Rita won’t feel safe until the killer is caught. But when she unearths a long-buried secret, will she become the next victim?
How about you? What are you reading this week?
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The Water Nymph sounds like a book I would enjoy. And Dead Lies- I don’t usually read crime books but that one appeals to me! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Glad you enjoyed Dead Lies. I love when the end of a book surprises me. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!
Oh wow. All of these sound good, although I’m not sure I should be thanking you for adding to my toppling tower of TBR. 😉 Happy Wednesday!
These look like some very interesting reads. May have to be put Dead Lies on my (too-long but just keeps expanding) to-read list.
Dead Lies sounds great – it’s always brilliant when you find a murder mystery where the ending is a total shock. When you can see it coming a mile off it’s just not as much fun!
Thanks for visiting my WWW and happy reading!
The Water Nymph sounds like a good one – I’ll have to check that out! Happy reading!!
The Water Nymph looks really interesting and I’ll definitely have to look into that series 🙂
I was up past midnight reading it last night. I just could not put it down!
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Dead Lies sounds absolutely fantastic – I will look out for it.
It had me going!