Mailbox Monday

Today is definitely a Monday. This morning was just tough, but it’s gotten better since I finished my coffee.

I received two books for review this week, both of which look good. Head over to the Mailbox Monday blog to find everyone’s links and add your own.


Semblance of Guilt came from Word Slinger Publicity.

Mailbox Monday – 5/2Semblance of Guilt by Claudia Riess
Published by Archway Publishing on March 30, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback
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Ellen Davis's husband left her for another woman. Post-divorce, she's trying to reassert her independence and lands a job as a reporter for her local newspaper. One of her assignments is covering weekly items on the police blotter, which is how she gets to know Lieutenant Pete Sakura—a handsome, witty Japanese- American Ellen is drawn to immediately. Another of Ellen's assignments is interviewing for the paper's "Around The Town" column, and in this capacity, she meets Graham and Sophia Clarke, newcomers to the community. He's an administrator at Columbia; she's his beautiful Greek wife. Ellen and Sophia become fast friends, so it comes as a great shock when Sophia ends up dead. Sophia Clarke is found murdered, and to all appearances, Ellen is the last person to have seen her alive. When Ellen's fingerprints are found on the murder weapon, she's arrested, and evidence steadily mounts against her. Ellen takes matters into her own hands as her romantic feelings for Pete intensify. Closing this case could either save Ellen or lead to her destruction.


Curious Minds came from Bantam via NetGalley. I tend to enjoy Evanovich books, as long as they don’t feature Stephanie Plum.

Mailbox Monday – 5/2Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
Series: Knight and Moon #1
Published by Bantam on August 16, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
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Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.


  1. Hi Carol,

    I know what that ‘Monday Morning’ feeling is like, although I tend to get it most days – A good strong mug of hot black coffee definitely helps!

    I really like the sound of ‘Semblance Of Guilt’,and although I am not necessarily liking the sound of all the books Claudia has written, I did discover ‘Stolen Light’, which also sounds right up my street.

    I have so many books on my Goodreads TBR list right now, that I really shouldn’t add any more. On the other hand, because there are so many, will antone notice another couple 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and have a great rest of the week 🙂


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