I’ve had some brilliant books sent to me this week and I can’t wait to pick them up. I’m really hoping to power through my TBR in the next couple of months so I have more time to enjoy the new books that I’m getting.
Mary’s the Name by Ross Sayers
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I was sent this book from the lovely folks at Cranachan. I have yet to be disappointed by one of their publications and I’m sure I’m going to love this one. I’m part of their blog tour, so I’ll be picking this one up as my first read of 2017.
An eight-year-old girl and her granpa are on the run…
“When me and Granpa watched James Bond films, he told me not to be scared because people didn’t have guns like that in Scotland. That must’ve been why the robbers used hammers.”
Orphaned Mary lives with her granpa, but after he is mixed up in a robbery at the bookies where he works, they flee to the Isle of Skye. Gradually, Mary realises that her granpa is involved. And the robbers are coming after him–and their money.
Mary’s quirky outlook on life, loss, and her love of all things Elvis, will capture your heart. Full of witty Scots banter, Mary’s the Name will have you reaching for the hankies, first with laughter, then with tears.
Heart-warming and heart-breaking, this darkly comic debut is from a fresh voice set to become Scotland’s answer to Roddy Doyle.
Release Date: January 30th 2017
I got this one from the fantastic folks over at Scribe UK. I’m part of the blog tour for this one, too, so I’ll be picking this one up soon. I loved the first book in this series and I can’t wait to see what Constance and her sisters get up to in this next book.
After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs. She’s proven that she can’t be deterred, evaded, or outrun. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for this new life, and endanger the honorable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right.
Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey–tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette–that is, when they aren’t training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage.
Based on a true story, Girl Waits with Gun introduced Constance Kopp and her charming and steadfast sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. Those readers will be thrilled by this second installment–also ripped from the headlines–in the romping, wildly readable life of a woman forging her own path, tackling crime and nefarious criminals along the way.
Release Date: January 12th 2017
That’s it for this week! Not many, but good ones, I’m sure. What books have you got this week?