Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Library Loot!

Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Marg and Claire to share the books you’ve gotten from the library.

Inspired by The House at Riverton, I've gone on a bit of a mystery kick (as evidenced bellow):

  1. Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark:  I've read two or three books by Spark and I didn't like a single one.  I'm hoping that this satire about real-life alleged murderer Lord Lucan will win me over for Spark.

  2. The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin:  Look!  Another book involving a neglected family manner, secrets, and violence.  This Swedish crime novel is sure to be gripping.

  3. Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown by Agatha Christie:  This collection of Christie's shorter fiction looks thrilling.  I read the first few pages and the story concerns a creepy doll.  I expect to be frightened.

  4. The Anatomy of Deception by Lawrence Goldstone:  a historical forensic / medical mystery involving  set in Philadelphia?  Yes, please!

  5. A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss:  I read Liss' novel The Coffee Trader last autumn and really enjoyed it.  This novel is set in London in 1719 and concerns the stock market.  Typically I wouldn't pick up a "financial thriller" but The Coffee Trader concerned the financial side of the coffee industry and I thought it immensely interesting.  Here's hoping the same goes with this Liss novel!


Heather said...

I have A Conspiracy of Paper too... um... I've kinda had it for years. *blush* I really should read that huh? lol

They look look beautimus! Especially the Christie!

Heather said...

And uh, they really only look once. Geez, will I ever learn?? :D

nerdybookgirl said...

I totally didn't even notice the double look. :)

Eva said...

I haven't read any of these, so I'll be on the lookout for your reviews!

Frances said...

I have also been reading Christie and Spark for fun this summer but have absolutely loved every Spark book read. I find her so sharp and observant. Her prose packs such a punch for something marked for its economy. Good luck with all the new titles. Happy reading!

Thomas at My Porch said...

Okay Amanda, time for an intervention. Which Spark books have you read and not liked? Frances and I are of like minds on this one. You've got some explainin' to do. :)

nerdybookgirl said...

I read The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (which I like okay), The Girls of Slender Means, and Finishing School. Of course, I read all of these books about a year or two after college and I might like her writing more now. Sometimes I find that authors I thought I didn't enjoy was merely a case or right book, wrong time. I'm ready to give Spark another go!

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