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This Week in Books (February 15)

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Hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I am reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words

My current read is The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths the ninth in the Dr Ruth Galloway Mystery series which will be published on 23 February 2017.

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Blurb

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich’s web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity – now it suggests a much more sinister purpose.

Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she’s gone ‘underground’. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard that the network of old chalk-mining tunnels under Norwich is home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history – but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true?

As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart – before it claims another victim. Amazon

I have recently finished The Trophy Child by Paula Daly

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Blurb

A doting mother or a pushy parent?

Karen Bloom expects perfection. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment and she won’t be making the same mistake again with her beloved, talented child, Bronte.

Bronte’s every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing extra schoolwork and whatever it takes to excel.

But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles. Karen’s husband, Noel, is losing himself in work, and his teenage daughter from his first marriage, Verity, is becoming ever more volatile. The family is dangerously near breaking point.

Karen would know when to stop . . . wouldn’t she?

Next up for my Mount TBR Challenge 2017 I am going to read The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

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Blurb

New York City, 1924: the height of Prohibition and the whole city swims in bathtub gin.
Rose Baker is an orphaned young woman working for her bread as a typist in a police precinct on the lower East Side. Every day Rose transcribes the confessions of the gangsters and murderers that pass through the precinct. While she may disapprove of the details, she prides herself on typing up the goriest of crimes without batting an eyelid.
But when the captivating Odalie begins work at the precinct Rose finds herself falling under the new typist’s spell. As do her bosses, the buttoned up Lieutenant Detective and the fatherly Sergeant. As the two girls’ friendship blossoms and they flit between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night, and their work at the precinct by day, it is not long before Rose’s fascination for her new colleague turns to obsession.
But just who is the real Odalie, and how far will Rose go to find out? Amazon

What are your reading this week? Do share!

Author:

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

32 thoughts on “This Week in Books (February 15)

  1. I am eager to read more of the Elly Griffiths series…I love the character of Ruth Galloway.

    The Trophy Child is on my list to read soon…I love Paula Daly’s books. The Other Typist is a book I enjoyed a while back.

    Have a great week, and here’s MY WWW POST

  2. I think Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway series is fantastic, Cleo. I’m so glad you’ve had the chance to read that one. And The Other Typist sounds very intriguing, too. I like the setting and context for it!

  3. It’s amazing – I am 3 for 3 on your books in this post. I’ve already read all 3 of them. And enjoyed them all. THE CHALK PIT was very good. I liked the focus on the rough sleepers and the reactions from the team about them. THE OTHER TYPIST was a book that my mystery group discussed a couple of years ago. We liked it and had a good discussion. I finished THE TROPHY CHILD this week, so you’ll have to wait until Saturday to hear what I thought about that. LOL

  4. Good luck on your TBR reduction challenge! I really like the sound of The Other Typist. I like books set in that era.

    I’m enjoying The Chalk Pit but I’m not totally hooked yet.

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