Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Finds: 27 February 2009

These are the books I've added to my New Finds list this week.

Sea Holly, by Robert Minhinnick
Evans Above (Constable Evans Mysteries #1), by Rhys Bowen
I discovered both of these through the Anglo-Welsh Literature discussion group over at Good Reads. Both authors are new to me. Actually, I've never read much Welsh literature beyond Dylan Thomas. But I'm part Welsh, so I thought I should do a little investigating.

The Needle in the Blood, by Sarah Bower. I first saw this one over at Meghan's Medieval Bookworm blog and it looked so intriguing I had to find out more about it. Here's the publisher's synopsis:
January 1067. Charismatic bishop Odo of Bayeux commissions a wall hanging, on a scale never seen before, to celebrate the conquest of Britain by his brother, William, Duke of Normandy. What he cannot anticipate is how utterly this will change his life-even more than the invasion itself.

His life becomes entangled with the women who embroider his hanging, especially Gytha-handmaiden to the fallen Saxon queen and his sworn enemy. But against their intentions, they fall helplessly in love. Friends become enemies, enemies become lovers; nothing in life or in the hanging is what it seems.
Fatal Lies, by Frank Tallis. Tallis has written a series of mysteries set in Vienna, involving psychiatrist Max Lieberman and his police detective friend, Oscar Rhinehardt. I haven't read any of the books yet, but I've got one other one (Vienna Blood) on my TBR list, and this one sounds good, too.

Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail From Istanbul to India, by Rory MacLean. Another book about "my generation" – have to at least give it a look.

Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Participants are asked to share with other bloggers about the new-to-you books found during the week – books you either want to add to your TBR (to be read) list, or that you just heard about that sounded interesting.


  1. Fatal Lies sounds interesting. I've been in the mood for thrillers and mysteries lately.


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