I got a paperback of this book through the post this week from Bloomsbury and I have to say, it sounds amazing. I can’t wait to get around to reading it because I’ve totally been in a Crime fiction mood and I’ve been really lucky to receive a lot of them lately.
A fatal explosion in the past. A series of brutal murders in the present. In the blazing Gibraltar sun, is justice being served for betrayals long hidden?
Gibraltar, 1940. A bomb explodes, killing two British soldiers patrolling the dockyards. A Spaniard is executed for the crime, yet protests his innocence to the very last.
Present day, and Spike Sanguinetti finds himself defending the violent and alcoholic Christopher Massetti in a harassment case brought against him by the wealthy and respected Dr. Eloise Capurro. Yet the case isn’t as cut-and-dried as it first seems and Massetti walks free. Only days later, Dr. Capurro leaps to her death from a blazing house fire before Sanguinetti’s very eyes. Sanguinetti spots someone else watching, someone hiding in the shadows. Massetti.
The further Sanguinetti investigates, the more secrets buried deep in Gibraltar’s past he uncovers, and they lead him to the doors of some of the most powerful people in town. People dangerously close to his own life–and fragile happiness.
Loyalties are tested to the very limits in the latest gripping installment from crime writer Thomas Mogford.
Release Date: July 25th 2017
This is my newest NetGalley addition. I’ve managed to make a good enough dent in my NetGalley TBR that I felt okay requesting this one. It has such an intriguing premise that I want to jump in immediately – although I’m not, I have way too many books to read ahead of this one, sadly.
Unique, transgressive and as funny as its subject, A Life Discarded has all the suspense of a murder mystery. Written with his characteristic warmth, respect and humour, Masters asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap.
A Life Discarded is a biographical detective story. In 2001, 148 tattered and mould-covered notebooks were discovered lying among broken bricks in a skip on a building site in Cambridge. Tens of thousands of pages were filled to the edges with urgent handwriting. They were a small part of an intimate, anonymous diary, starting in 1952 and ending half a century later, a few weeks before the books were thrown out. Over five years, the award-winning biographer Alexander Masters uncovers the identity and real history of their author, with an astounding final revelation.
A Life Discarded is a true, shocking, poignant, often hilarious story of an ordinary life. The author of the diaries, known only as ‘I’, is the tragicomic patron saint of everyone who feels their life should have been more successful. Part thriller, part love story, part social history, A Life Discarded is also an account of two writers’ obsessions: of ‘I’s need to record every second of life and of Masters’ pursuit of this mysterious yet universal diarist.
Release Date: May 5th 2016
This week I also purchased the latest offering from Humble Bundle. It has a collection of single issue and bind up graphic novels from Image. This being my go to graphic novel publisher, I checked out how many of them were available that I hadn’t already read. I purchased the $15 bundle and got 49 graphic novels that I haven’t read at all, as well as 3 that I have. It was well worth the money and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re into graphic novels at all.