Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).
Jennifer at Mrs. Q: Book Addict is hosting in July. Please stop by her fun and pretty blog to see what she has been reading.
I got two books last week and both look great.
The Christmas Carol Murders by Christopher Lord. This is the first of hopefully many in a new series of cozy mysteries set in Dickens Junction, Oregon and featuring local bookstore owner Simon Alastair. It's like Agatha Christie on the Oregon Coast. And judging from Christopher Lord's blog, it will be a lot of fun.
My copy is an ARC from Jessica Glenn Book Publicity. The Christmas Carol Murders will hit the shelves in September.
The Paris Directive by Gerald Jay. This is another first of a series and looks like the opposite of a cozy -- all international espionage, embassy bombings, hit men, etc.
My copy came from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.
Last week, I hosted a giveaway for three ARCs of The Angel's Share by Rayme Waters, published by Winter Goose Publishing. The three lucky winners will get ARC copies of their own, plus another to giveaway on their blogs, with thanks to book publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek.
Huge thanks to everyone who participated! Using random.org to pick, the three winners are:
Click these links to read Rayme Waters' essay on how Victorian literary heroines inspired The Angels' Share and the Book Beginning for The Angels' Share.
Please check back tomorrow for a Teaser Tuesday post featuring Rayme's book.