Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Finds (30 January 2015)

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores (physical or online), or books that you actually purchased. I think this is a great idea and a way to share my enthusiasm of discovering new books.

This week I discovered and obtained so very cool books. Unlike last weeks mixed variety, this week three crime books came my way for review:

WormWORM by Anthony Neil Smith (thanks to Blasted Heath for this one! ANS is one of my favorite authors with ALL THE YOUNG WARRIORS one of my all time favorite books so naturally I delved into this one straight away).

In the Bakken oil field of North Dakota, they call the new guys “worms.”

Ferret is a worm from Alabama, trying to kickstart a new life for his family, while back home his in-laws whisper break-up songs in his wife Dee Dee’s ear.

His boss, a shadowy old guy called Pancrazio, drags in Ferret, Gene Handy, and two roustabouts from Oklahoma to deal with a new meth empire on the prairie. Meanwhile, a reservation cop keeps a close eye on the big picture.

All Ferret wants is some easy money and the love of his family. But he quickly finds out that there’s danger around every corner, in every drill, truck and train car. And if the machines or chemicals don’t get him, then the other roughnecks will. Because beneath the dirt and grease, nobody is what they seem.

Dark CountryDARK COUNTRY by Darren E Laws (many thanks to Caffeine Nights Crime Club for this one. DARK COUNTRY will be my first title for CN)

The second novel featuring FBI agent Georgina O'Neil finds her faced with her most challenging and disturbing case yet

Genna Dark, a singer on the verge of stardom, goes missing. Her mother and grandmother, both country and western stars, were kidnapped and murdered 20 years apart as they were about to hit the big time. Is there a connection or is this the work of a copycat? Is Genna Dark about to follow the family tradition? FBI agent Georgina O'Neil and ex-detective Leroy La Portiere find themselves embroiled in the investigation to find Genna Dark, when a sudden and catastrophic illness leaves Georgina on the outside of the FBI, fighting for her life while struggling to save the singer and hold on to everything dear in her life. 

Archie in the CrosshairsARCHIE IN THE CROSSHAIRS by Robert Goldsborough (After receiving the fantastic EVERYBODY GOES TO JIMMY'S earlier from Mysterious Press, the second book from the publisher that I'm to review this year sounds very cool. I have high expectations.) 

Nero Wolfe is back with his right hand man, Archie, in Robert Goldsborough’s latest Nero Wolf mystery, Archie in the Crosshairs, to be released on March 10 2015.

Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips. He has just reached Nero Wolfe’s stately brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street when a sedan whips around the corner and two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Goodwin. It is a warning, and the message is clear: the next bullet will not miss.

The Nero Wolfe estate officially sanctioned Robert Goldsborough to be the continuator of the beloved Nero Wolfe series. Nero Wolfe remains one of the most popular mystery characters of all times and is so engrained in popular culture.

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