Here are the books that arrived in my mailbox this last fortnight:
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Dead Lions is being released by Soho Press on 7 May 2013, and is the seventh novel from British author Mick Herron. I was a huge fan of ‘Spooks’ so this book about washed up MI5 spies trying to redeem themselves immediately appealed to me. Seeing Dead Lions described as “Funny, clever… Genuinely thrilling… Noteworthy for its often lyrical prose” by Publishers Weekly didn’t hurt either.
After enjoying my consumption of short story collections during my recent Short Story Summer Challenge, I’ve decided I want to incorporate more single shorts and novellas into my reading agenda. This debut novella, And the Soft Wind Blows from Lance Umenhofer (recent English graduate from Nashville, TN) being released in April 2013, and The Metamorphosis of Troubadour Merriwether by Diana Hockley (Aussie author) both sound quite original.
What books have you acquired recently?
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