Monday, January 30, 2012

Mailbox Monday - Harm None and If You Lived Here



Currently on a Blog Tour with a New Host Each Month


Title: Harm None
Author: M. R. Sellars
Publisher: E.M.A. Mysteries (May 31, 2000)
Format: Paperback; Pgs 378
Genre: Horror
Source: Paperbackswap.com
Series: Rowan Gant Investigations #1

This one looks like it is going to scare the heck out of me; at the same time, it looks really good.

When a young woman is ritualistically murdered in her Saint Louis apartment with the primary clue being a pentacle scrawled in her own blood, police are quick to dismiss it as a cult killing. Not one for taking things at face value, city homicide detective Ben Storm calls on his long time friend, Rowan Gant-- a modern day practicing Witch-- for help.

In helping his friend, Rowan discovers that the victim is one of his former pupils. Even worse, the clues that he helps to uncover show that this murder is only a prelude to even more ritualistic bloodletting for dark purposes.

As the body count starts to rise, Rowan is suddenly thrust into an investigation where not only must he help stop a sadistic serial killer, but also must fight the prejudices and suspicions of those his is working with--including his best friend.





Title: If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name
Author: Heather Lende
Publisher: Algonquin Books (March 29, 2006)
Format: Paperback; Pgs 281
Genre: Memoir
Source: Paperbackswap.com

Overview:

Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There’s no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace; and funerals are community affairs. As both obituary writer and social columnist for the local newspaper, Heather Lende knows better than anyone the goings-on in this breathtakingly beautiful place. Her offbeat chronicle brings us inside her busy life: we meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local hardware store; their five children; and a colorful assortment of friends and offbeat neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, Mormon spelunkers . . . as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land.

4 comments:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

If You Lived Here sounds interesting. It is a new to me title. I will have to check it out.

Tribute Books Mama said...

They both sound good,enjoy!

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

The second book sounds good!

Alyce said...

I thought that Heather Lende's book was very enjoyable, and the book she wrote after that was even better.