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Friday Finds (November 14)

Friday Finds Hosted by Should be Reading

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS

From Bookbridgr I have a copy of Dead Souls by Elsebeth Egholm

Dead Souls


On All Hallows’ Eve, ex-convict Peter Boutrup is visiting his best friend’s grave when her estranged mother appears. Her son, Magnus, has disappeared, and she begs Peter to look for him.
The next day a young nun is pulled out of the moat at the convent in Djursland. She has been garrotted and Peter, who works there as a carpenter, was the last person to see her alive. Meanwhile, diver Kir Røjel finds an old box resting on the seabed. Inside are human bones. They are sixty years old, but the victim had also been garrotted.
While Peter is looking for Magnus, Detective Mark Bille Hansen is assigned to the case. He is determined to link the bones in the box with the girl in the moat – but the hunt for the truth leads both he and Peter down a path so dark, they fear they may never return. Bookbridgr

NetGalley is filling my schedule up for 2015 with Green and Pleasant Land by Judith Cutler which is due to be published 1 April 2015.

Green and Pleasant Land


Retired police detective Fran Harman discovers that someone doesn’t like her digging up the past when she re-opens a 20-year-old cold case.
Twenty years ago, a car was found abandoned, with a desperately ill baby in the back. The child’s mother was never seen again. Newly-retired, ex-Chief Superintendent Fran Harman and her partner Mark have volunteered to help reinvestigate, and it soon becomes clear key witnesses aren’t telling them the whole truth…NetGalley

And for the best find of the week who found this book in Waterstones and took a picture of it for me!

Crap CVs by Jenny Crompton

Crap CV's

The email that accompanied this picture read as follows:

I was in Waterstones at lunchtime and got ever so excited when I saw a book on the shelf – I thought you had struck a deal with Penguin and gone into print.
Unfortunately upon closer inspection, I realised my error and that the book was in fact written by Jenny Crompton…….and that the cover showed a CV…
Pic attached.

I even had to look twice, it isn’t every day you see your name in print and I’ve had lots of comments that it actually time to update my CV!

Lastly I have one kindle find again prompted by Margot from Confessions of a Mystery Novelist whose spotlight post on Charles Todd persuaded me that I needed a copy of A Duty to the Dead. Margot reeled me in with promises of a World War I setting with family secrets and family history. Her perfectly timed post for 11 November when we are remembering those who gave their lives for us sealed the deal.

A Duty to the Dead


Dedicated to helping the many wounded during the Great War, Bess Crawford receives a desperate request from a dying lieutenant while serving as a nurse aboard a hospital ship. “Tell my brother Jonathan that I lied,” the young man says. “I did it for Mother’s sake. But it has to be set right.”
Back home in England, Bess receives an unexpected response from the dead soldier’s family, for neither Jonathan Graham‚ his mother‚ nor his younger brother admit to understanding what the message means.
But the Grahams are harboring a grim secret, and Bess must, somehow, get to the bottom of it. It is her sacred duty to the dead, no matter how painful, or dangerous, that obligation might be. Goodreads

To find out more please read Margot’s post In The Spotlight: Charles Todd’s A Duty to the Dead

So what have you found to read this week?


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

10 thoughts on “Friday Finds (November 14)

  1. Cleo – Thanks for the kind mention :-). And I had to stop and read twice about Crap CVs! Yikes! Green and Pleasant Land sounds great too. I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts on it.


  2. These all look good! I am especially drawn to Green and Pleasant Land. If I hadn’t read the blurb, though, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. Good thing appearances are deceiving. Lovely cover, of course, but it didn’t look like a police procedural…I love watching those detectives solve cases!

    Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “THE TWILIGHT HOUR”


  3. Haha! Love the appearance of your name – but don’t you wish it had been a fiery romance novel with some gorgeous hunk gazing adoringly at your name instead? Or perhaps, given your tastes, a domestic murder – preferably with you as villain rather than victim…


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