Monday, September 2, 2013
Mailbox Labor Day
Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday this holiday weekend! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).
Yolanda at Notorious Spinks Talks is hosting in September. One of my favorite things about participating in blog events is finding new-to-me blogs, like Yolanda's. Please pay her a visit!
I got two books last week, both sort-of-cosy mysteries with Oregon connections.
The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord, to be released later this month. This is the second in Lord's series of mysteries set in the fiction Oregon town of Dickens Junction, featuring book store owner and amateur sleuth Simon Alastair. The Christmas Carol Murders kicked off what hopefully will be a long and enjoyable series.
Jump the Gun by Zoe Burke. This is the first of a series featuring Annabelle Starkey, movie buff and publicity manager for a self-help book publisher. Kirkus Reviews describes Jump the Gun as "mystery meets romance meets noir meets caper." Sounds great!
I got my copy when I went to Burke's recent book event at Powell's. Burke has written two children's books and Jump the Gun, in the making for 15 years, is her first adult book. She owns Pomegranate Communications, publisher of art books, calendars, and the like, which she recently moved from San Francisco to Portland.