Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Finds - June 5th

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Friday Finds is hosted over on Should Be Reading. It's all about what great books you have heard about/discovered in the past week. Here is my entry, and head over to the Should Be Reading Blog to read others and find books to add to your TBR pile!

I've been perusing's 1.99 sale and here are some that I have found:

When Winifred 'Freddie' McGinty, a troubled teen possessing extraordinary powers enters her life, Cass Shipton , while showing Freddie how to harness her gifts, has a horrifying vision of a family that recently disappeared, and, calling on her circle of friends, discovers that Freddie is linked to the killer. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Though well-bred, fashionable, and educated, Isabella Goodrich feels useless as a spinster in a world of matchmaking and social gatherings. She'd rather be practicing her skills at the sword and discussing philosophy than making painful small talk at ridiculous parties. Then Isabella meets the mysterious Phineas Snowe, and she becomes convinced she is meant to follow him to the mission fields of the Orient. As a woman with an independent nature, she sneaks away and boards a ship to China. What she discovers about her companion and the world beyond Britain's shores draws her into a greater quest - and deeper love - than she could have imagined.

The Bell Witch was around long before the Blair Witch was fabricated for scares. In 1818, a supernatural force haunted the Bell family of Red River, Tennessee and eventually caused the death of one its members. A local schoolteacher, Richard Powell, recorded these chilling events for his daughter, but the manuscript disappeared. Then in 1998, novelist Brent Monahan discovers the long-missing manuscript and after verifying its legitimacy translates it into a book, An American Haunting: The Bell Witch, now widely considered the greatest ghost story ever written.

Life is rewarding for Samuel Truelove. He's a gifted heart surgeon, he's married to the love of his life, and he has a beautiful daughter. But when he misdiagnoses his daughter's illness and is suddenly called away to perform emergency surgery, a deadly cascade of events is set in motion. After multiple tragedies, Sam withdraws into himself, takes a leave of absence, and joins a small town clinic. His search for redemption and healing will test the idea that God has the power - and the will - to repair what seems irreparably broken.

Down and out New York PI John Docker has a past he'd rather forget. So when he finds himself in Berlin in 1948, just after the Russians have blockaded the city in a move that ultimately sparks the Cold War, it's against his better judgement. Docker is there to track down some stolen treasure - the Cross of Christ, a legendary religious relic that was last in the hands of the Nazis and is now missing. Reluctantly he collaborates with British Military Policeman Captain Beauchamp, who is on the trail of the murderers of Nazi atomic scientist Friedrich Kessler, found tortured and dead in a bombed-out Berlin hotel. Jailed Nazi architect Albert Speer has agreed to give Beauchamp some information on Kessler's killers - and the atomic secrets they may have been after - in return for intelligence on the Cross. Against the backdrop of the Berlin airlift, Docker and Beauchamp race against the clock in a bid to recover the atomic secrets and the Cross.

The tattoos on his arms still reading "Live by the Sword" and "Die by the Sword," Aramis Black is ready for a fresh start. Determined to set aside his violent tendencies, he opens an espresso shop in Nashville and begins to put his childhood memories behind him. The past isn't finished with him, though. One ordinary day at the shop, a man is shot before his eyes, speaking dying words to Aramis that are all too familiar. Now Aramis must uncover the conspiracy behind a centuries-old mystery - and the shocking truth of his mother's death. Will Aramis be able to conquer his past? Or will evil get the best of him?

Washington D.C. A woman is found murdered in her own home; her throat slit, her corpse brutalized, subjected to the most appalling torture before she died. A piece of incriminating evidence leads to the swift arrest of a local drug dealer. Case closed. But local cop Jack Cassian has questions. The victim came from one of the city's wealthiest families. So why was she living in such a rough part of town? Why is her mother, the icily formidable Lydia Chapin, so hostile and unhelpful. Teaming up with the dead woman's sister, Sydney, to find the answers, Cassian's investigation leads him from the crack dens of the inner city to the posh country clubs and gilded offices of the nation's political elite. The answers lead only to further questions - and, before they know it, Sydney and Cassian are slipping deep into a labyrinth of money, power, and deceit to uncover a decades-old conspiracy that could rock the nation. Can they survive long enough to learn the secrets of . . . the Betrayed?

Hugh Wellesley is an average man with an average sort of life until the night he learns that a corpse has been found, floating in the river. It is Sylvie, his mistress, and as suspicions swell, Hugh's once simple, even boring, problems turn interesting, dangerous . . . and frightening.

Okay I'm going to quit now - these are just some (and you can see I only got through the b's) that caught my eye. Check out the sale - lots of books for $1.99 - great service - I've ordered from them several times and no I'm not employed by them. I just got the email today and saw the books and thought it would make a good Friday Finds post. Have a wonderful weekend.


Jess said...

Wow -- that is quite the list. Great finds!

Heather J. said...

I love the title of the 2nd book - it was a phrase my dad used all the time. :)

Missy said...

An American Haunting sounds great! You have some good finds! :)

avisannschild said...

Oh dear, a BookCloseout sale! I'm not sure I wanted to know about that! Now I'm tempted...

Jacqueline C said...

Good list - I haven't seen any of these before. Here's my list

Dar said...

Wow, looks like some really great finds Crystal!

Sassy Brit said...

Lots of good ones here. I'd have to pick The American Haunting. Thanks for sharing, and for commenting on my blog. :)

Here's mine.


Ladybug said...

Some really good finds here! Some of these books went straight to my wish list :)

Here's my Friday Finds

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