Mailbox Monday

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

It seems like ages since I've written a Mailbox Monday post!  I've been struggling with some dental issues (ugh!) but I've been stockpiling books nonetheless!

I recently discovered British author, Ann Cleeves.  She's the amazing author behind the PBS series Shetland and also the ITV series Vera. And knowing the book is always better, I purchased all available books from both series as well as a few titles from other British authors:

Shetland Series

Vera Stanhope Series

Other Purchases

And of course, I've received a few ARC titles from various publishers as well:

All I need now is some serious "alone" time to get lost between the pages!  Hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Crow Trap By Ann Cleeves

Friday, March 18, 2016
Series: Vera Stanhope Book #1
Paperback  560 pages
Publisher: Pan Books; New Edition edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1509815899
The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope)
The Crow Trap is the first book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, VERA. Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, to complete an environmental survey. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal ...Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman, hiding plenty of her own secrets. Rachael is the first to arrive at the cottage, where she discovers the body of her friend, Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide - a verdict Rachael refuses to accept. When another death occurs, a fourth woman enters the picture - the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope ...Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices and The Glass Room. Ann Cleeves' Shetland series (BBC television drama SHETLAND) contains five titles, of which Dead Water is the most recent.

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