Speaking From Among the Bones (A Flavia de Luce Novel) by Alan Bradley. The four books of the series: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, and I Am Half-Sick of Shadows have almost a million copies combined in print. This is the next in the series starring the 11 year old amateur detective and chemist Flavia de Luce. “Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case.” It was published January 29, 2013. I thank Random House Publishing Group for sending it to me.
Tyringham Parkis a novel by Rosemary McLoughlin which will be published by Penguin on February 14, 2013. The press release announces that, “Every house hides a great secret”, and the cover alone draws me in as it reminds me so much of our beloved Downton Abbey. Thank you Penguin Group for sending me this novel to review.
Reason to Breathe, by Rebecca Donovan, was published January 17, 2013. The press release says, “A passionate love. A brutal betrayal. Unwavering hope. An incredible novel that will leave readers breathless and desperate for more.” Thanks to Penguin Group for sending it my way.
ARGO: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in Historyis the story that inspired the movie and it is released in time for the Oscars on sale February 6, 2013. It has 7 Oscar nominations for: Best Picture, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role, Film Editing, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Adapted Screenplay. “In this true story of secret identities and international intrigue Antonio Mendez finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago.” Thanks again, to Penguin.