Here are some of the latest books I’ve been coveting. 😀 Only had time to post about three of them, but a short post is better than none !
When Louisiana Rory Deveaux arrives in London, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper crimes of over a century ago. Unfortunately, the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect, but she is the only one who can see him. Why can only Rory see him? Before long, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.
“Walk really, really carefully. It’s not complicated, but if you mess up, you’ll die, so pay attention.”
After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, an 18-yeal-old woman is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Too old for foster care, Victoria has nowhere to go and finds herself sleeping in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. After a florist discovers her talents, Victoria finds herself hired at a local flower market. But a mysterious vendor pushes her to confront her painful past and wonder whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
“Her eyes were open, taking in my tired face… Her face twitched into what looked like a squinty smile, and in her wordless expression I saw gratitude, and relief, and trust. I wanted, desperately, not to disappoint her.”
Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons. But when her fiancé dies with frighteningly similarity to one of her own books, the entire jury believes her guilty. All, that is, except a certain Lord Peter Wimsey who is not only determined to find her innocent, but make her his wife as well.
– “Do you know how to pick a lock?”
– “Not in the least, I’m afraid.”
– “I often wonder what we go to school for,” said Wimsey.
“My idea is that Miss Vane didn’t do it,” said Wimsey. “I dare say that’s an idea which has already occurred to you, but with the weight of my great mind behind it, no doubt it strikes the imagination more forcibly.”
What books are in your radar now? 😉