Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Scarred Woman - Spotlight

About THE SCARRED WOMAN: 

Release Date: September 19, 2017
Dutton
 
Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder.

In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery.

Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors’ expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past—a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose’s childhood before it is too late.

A Strange Scottish Shore - Spotlight

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The Trust - Spotlight

Book Description:
When his uncle dies, Liam Taggart reluctantly returns to his childhood home in Northern Ireland for the funeral―a home he left years ago after a bitter confrontation with his family, never to look back. But when he arrives, Liam learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but that he’d anticipated his own murder: In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a secret trust, directing that no distributions be made to any person until the killer is found. Did Fergus know, but refuse to name, his killer? Was this a crime of revenge, a vendetta leftover from Northern Ireland’s bloody sectarian war? After all, the Taggarts were deeply involved in the IRA. Or is it possible that the killer is a family member seeking Fergus’s estate? Otherwise, why postpone distributions to the heirs? Most menacingly, does the killer now have his sights on other family members?
As his investigation draws Liam farther and farther into the past he has abandoned, he realizes he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut and locked. Now, accepting the appointment as sole trustee of the Fergus Taggart Trust, Liam realizes he has stepped into the center of a firestorm.


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About the Author:
RONALD H. BALSON is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator, and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues. He is also the author of Karolina's Twins, Saving Sophie, and the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers.

The Way to London - Spotlight

About the Book 

From the author of Secrets of Nanreath Hall comes this gripping, beautifully written historical fiction novel set during World War II—the unforgettable story of a young woman who must leave Singapore and forge a new life in England.
On the eve of Pearl Harbor, impetuous and overindulged, Lucy Stanhope, the granddaughter of an earl, is living a life of pampered luxury in Singapore until one reckless act will change her life forever.

Exiled to England to stay with an aunt she barely remembers, Lucy never dreamed that she would be one of the last people to escape Singapore before war engulfs the entire island, and that her parents would disappear in the devastating aftermath. Now grief stricken and all alone, she must cope with the realities of a grim, battle-weary England.

Then she meets Bill, a young evacuee sent to the country to escape the Blitz, and in a moment of weakness, Lucy agrees to help him find his mother in London. The unlikely runaways take off on a seemingly simple journey across the country, but her world becomes even more complicated when she is reunited with an invalided soldier she knew in Singapore.

Now Lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for. 
 
 

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062433206
  • ISBN 10: 0062433202
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 09/19/2017
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8 in (h) x 0.865 in (d)
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 15.99 USD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Sagas
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Coming of Age

Zero-G: Green Space - A Review

Idgie Says: 

In the 90's William Shatner wrote a series (9) of novels called Tek War.  They were ghost written by Ron Goulart and were quite good.  I'm not sure if Ron actually wrote the books or simply enhanced Shatner's story.  Now Shatner is branching out again with Jeff Rovin (giving credit on the book) and I'm excited to see him back on a book cover!

This novel is HARD science with a political bent.  It's for the reader who wants to be completely immersed in all the details, the why's and how's of nanobite machinery, growth, issues and how it can make or break a population. 

There is a Dirk Pitt of Space type hero in the book, and apparently there was a first book that brought him to life and explained his backstory.  

A good sci-fi novel for the reader who wants to dig deep into the robotic world.

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Zero-G
Green Space
by William Shatner, Jeff Rovin
Simon & Schuster
September 19th, 2017 

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Best Day Ever - Review, video and bookmark

Idgie Says:
First off, this is a beautiful book.  From the deckle edging to the cover bursting with texture and color, it reaches out from a bookshelf and begs to be petted.  Which of course I did! 

Once I opened the front cover I was quickly drawn into the story.  From the first pages you have hints that something is just "not right", that it's "off" and there is a plan that won't end in good.  Paul throws hints out willy-nilly that he has many secrets floating around his universe. 

But soon you start to wonder if there are not secrets on both sides, the husband AND the wife.  Who has the most?  Who has the worst?

The twists and turns in the pages will keep you on your toes the entire time. 

What will make this the Best Day Ever........and for whom?

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September 19, 2017
Graydon House Books
“I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…”
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys, and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. It will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and into the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them. How perfect is any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for the cottage weekend?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, this story crackles with dark energy spinning ever tighter towards its shocking conclusion.
In the page-turning vein of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and THE DINNER, this is a tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage . . . or a life.

Click HERE to download a Best Day Ever bookmark!







Thursday, September 14, 2017

Martin the Guitar, On the Road - Spotlight

Idgie Says: 
A delightful story perfect for children 2 to 5 years old.  Downloadable music on Harry's site to accompany the story!  Perfect size for a bedtime tale.

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August, 2017
Centerstream Publications
32 pages/paperback
$9.99

Martin the Guitar has been purchased by the famous folk singer Robert, and is now on the road performing for audiences everywhere. Martin loves to make music with his new friends, Tthe Harmonica Family, and is in Florida performing with them at a Folk Festival. Just before the performance, Martin and his little friends are kidnapped! Will Martin show his friends his courage? Who will come to the rescue? Is romance in Martin the Guitar's future? Download free music by author Harry Musselwhite to accompany the book at martintheguitar.com.

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Biography

Harry Musselwhite’s children’s book new release "Martin the Guitar on the Road" follows the highly successful “Martin the Guitar”. Both are published by CenterStream Publishing and is distributed nationally and internationally by Hal Leonard.

His writing has appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Rome News Tribune, The Thomson Times, Georgia Music Magazine, and Georgia Music News.