It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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I finally succumbed to the lurgy my children have passed among themselves and have been ill with the flu [not Covid] since early last week. I accept some of the blame, I put off getting the flu shot because the case numbers have been low since hygiene and distancing measures have been enacted for the pandemic, and somehow forgot I had teenage boys who adhere to neither. I spent practically three days sleeping and while the oozing and aches have eased, I’m left with a cough and some vertigo, which makes reading really difficult since text keeps moving.

So I have to apologise if I didn’t drop by during the past week, hopefully I’ll be doing better this week.

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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Still by Matt Nable

Written In Bone by Sue Black

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New Posts…

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Review: The Nancy’s by R.W.R. McDonald

Review: Still by Matt Nable

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #5

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon are back for another camp cozy crime mystery from the award-winning author of The Nancys.

It’s been four months since Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon were together for Christmas. Now back for the first anniversary of Tippy’s father’s death, the Nancys are reformed when Riverstone is rocked by an early morning explosion that kills three people and destroys the town hall.

A new case is born and the Nancys re-form. Is the accused bomber really guilty? Is there a second bomber? And if so, does that mean a threat to destroy Riverstone Bridge is real? And is asparagus a colour? Once again, it is up to the Nancys to go against the flow and ignore police advice to get to the truth.

It’s great to be back in Nancy business again, but this time it’s all different. Uncle Pike and Devon can’t agree on anything and Tippy is learning hard truths about the world and the people she loves the most. Can the Nancys stay together to do their best work and save the town? Or will the killer strike again? When everyone is right, does that make you wrong? And can Tippy ever trust anyone again?

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On the streets of England, a hunter is on the loose.

The highly anticipated new crime thriller in the DCI Jack Hawksworth series.

‘There is a connection, Jack. Find it, or you’ll never find him.’Police are baffled by several deaths, each unique and bizarre in their own way – and shockingly brutal. Scotland Yard sends in its crack DCI, the enigmatic Jack Hawksworth, who wastes no time in setting up Operation Mirror. His chief wants him to dismiss any plausibility of a serial killer before the media gets on the trail.

With his best investigative team around him, Jack resorts to some unconventional methods to disprove or find a link to the gruesome deaths. One involves a notorious serial killer from his past, and the other, a smart and seductive young journalist who’ll do anything to catch her big break.

Discovering he’s following the footsteps of a vigilante and in a race against time, Jack will do everything it takes to stop another killing – but at what personal cost for those he holds nearest and dearest?

By the bestselling author of Bye Bye Baby and Beautiful Death come this heart-stopping new thriller

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Renovations are hell. And that’s before you find the body beneath the floorboards. An intriguing mystery from a stylish new voice in crime fiction, for readers of Kerry Greenwood and Holly Throsby.

When your builder finds bones under the floor of your heritage home, what do you do? For TV researcher Poppy McGowan, the first step is to find out if the bones are human (which means calling in the cops and delaying her renovations) or animal (which doesn’t).

Unfortunately, ‘help’ comes in the form of Dr Julieanne Weaver, archaeologist, political hopeful, and Poppy’s old enemy. She declares the bones evidence of a rare breed of fat-tailed sheep, and slaps a heritage order on the site. The resultant archaeological dig introduces Poppy to Tol Lang, the best-looking archaeologist she’s ever met – and also Julieanne’s boyfriend.

When Julieanne is found murdered in Poppy’s house, both she and the increasingly attractive Tol are considered suspects – and so Poppy uses her media contacts and news savvy to investigate other suspects. Did Julieanne have enemies in the right-wing Australian Family party, for which she was seeking preselection, or in the affiliated Radiant Joy Church? Or at the Museum of New South Wales, among her rivals and ex-boyfriends? And who was her secret lover?

Can Poppy save herself, and Tol … and finally get her house back?

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Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR @thebookdate #SundayPost @Kimbacaffeinate #SundaySalon @debnance I’m reading #NancyBusiness by @rwrmcdonald #MirrorMan by @FionaMcIntosh #DiggingUpDirt by @PamelaHart

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tammy
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 00:14:14

    I hope you feel better soon, ugh the flu isn’t any fun. I’m very curious about Mirror Man, so I hope you enjoy it. Have a good week!

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  2. Helen Murdoch
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 01:04:09

    I have a couple friends who got flu/sick and it reminded me that there are other diseases out there just waiting for us to take off our masks. I had a sore throat for a couple days, but nothing else. I hope you begin to feel better soon.

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  3. Trin Carl
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 01:04:22

    I am hoping that you are going to get better. I am under some heavy meds having hurt my back a bit this weekend. And I guess I’m feeling a little happy–wink

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  4. Book of Secrets
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 01:08:13

    I’m sorry you’ve been sick! Now that Covid cases are dropping here and vaccinations are up, they’ve ended the mask mandate. I’m just waiting for summer colds to start popping up. Hope you’re feeling better soon. The cover for Mirror Man is great – creepy.

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  5. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 02:13:01

    oh I am SO sorry you haven’t felt well. Don’t worry about visiting – take care of yourself. We are still doing the same stuff as we did during covid – distancing, masks, washing, even though we are fully vaccinated. But we are going out more to do medical appts now and I did shop at the store this week.

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  6. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 03:54:30

    I am so sorry you were sick this week! And don’t worry I didn’t blog hop either…

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  7. BookerTalk
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 04:03:51

    Sorry to hear you’ve had such a miserable week. Hope yiu get back up to full strength soon.

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  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 04:10:08

    I used to make fun of people who had the flu (“It’s just like a cold!”) until I came down with it myself, and forever afterward I will always get a flu shot. Awful, horrible stuff. Hope you recover quickly and get back to feeling good.

    The Nancys looks delightful. It must be good if you are now reading the sequel.

    Digging Up Dirt looks good, too. Might be a tad too scary for me.

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  9. gulfsidemusing
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 05:00:25

    Ugh, sorry to hear you’ve been sick. The flu season has been practically nonexistent around here this year, but might well have been different if I lived with teenage boys! Gad you are feeling better now and hope you’re back to 100% soon.

    Digging Up Dirt sounds like a book I might like.

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  10. thebookdisciple
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 06:09:53

    Oh no, the flu is terrible!! I was the same way-I figured with all the preventative measures the flu would be unlikely. We were lucky that the numbers were super low here. I haven’t had the flu in years, but I remember how AWFUL it was.

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  11. Greg
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 06:21:35

    Oh no- hope you’re feeling better! Ugh that’s no fun. And I love the look of your reads- I’ve been huge on thrillers lately.

    Take care and be well this week!

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  12. Susan
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 07:00:32

    Hope you are feeling better! Not sure anyone got the flu here this year in Canada, ha.

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  13. Jennifer
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 09:52:10

    I hope you feel better now, Shelleyrae. I had my ‘flu shot in March so I’d be ready for my COVID-19 vaccine. I am so glad I did. Take care.

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  14. Gluten Free A-Z
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 11:07:04

    Hope you feel better soon. We forget that there are other contagious viruses besides COVID..

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  15. sandysbookaday
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 13:10:45

    Get well soon Shelleyrae. Vertigo is the pits! Apparently seasickness tablets can help. Take care. ❤📚

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  16. Melinda
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 15:13:33

    I’m so sorry you’re sick! I hope you feel better soon!

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  17. Claire Louisa
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 20:20:02

    I just finished Digging Up Dirt and thoroughly enjoyed it. I still have Still to read.

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  18. Marg
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 21:40:58

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  19. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 22:38:05

    I hope you feel better soon!

    Your books look good. Mirror Man and Digging Up Dirt are going on my list.

    Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  20. Stephanie - Bookfever
    Jun 07, 2021 @ 23:01:37

    I hope you’re feeling better now!!

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  21. Kathy Martin
    Jun 08, 2021 @ 01:12:34

    I hope you feel better soon. Digging Up Dirt looks like a great story. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  22. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Jun 08, 2021 @ 01:29:53

    Sorry you’ve been sick — hope you’re feeling better!

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  23. Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People
    Jun 08, 2021 @ 05:28:25

    Digging Up Dirt sounds great! And I hope you’re feeling better!

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  24. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Jun 08, 2021 @ 06:54:25

    Hope you are feeling better and that you are able to get back to reading.

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  25. Kathryn
    Jun 08, 2021 @ 10:03:43

    Coming in a bit late here Shellyrae. Chuckling at your comment about boys hygiene. Hope you are over the worst of the flu now. I did have my flu shot but Covid one seems to be a bit distant as yet.

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  26. RAnn
    Jun 09, 2021 @ 03:50:15

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  27. Joyousreads
    Jun 09, 2021 @ 04:13:38

    I hope you’ll feel better soon. Since my kid’s school is officially cancelled for the school year, we have less chances of contacting some flu from the kidlets. Lol. But yeah, notorious for bringing home not just home works, but germs. Those kids. 🙂

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  28. Tina
    Jun 11, 2021 @ 03:46:23

    I would bring you chicken soup and lots of tea if I lived next door. And books, lots of books. You’d gaze at them longingly because you’d be too ill to read but know they were waiting for you when you were back up again 🙂

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