Saturday, 27 August 2011

On My Wishlist #53

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! This week I'm eyeing up some cosy mysteries...
 
Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell
Publisher: Signet
Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her "witchiness" in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically. Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret, or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as she attempts to stop the phantom?

San Francisco is a great town for the supernatural - especially witches (I confess to enjoying the odd Charmed episode in the past!). I love the idea of a witch working in a vintage shop.

Night of the Living Deed - E.J. Copperman
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

This is one of those books I've had in my hands on a couple of occasions while in Forbidden Planet, but for some reason (probably monetary) means I never quite make it to the till. I love the idea of a haunted guesthouse! 

Homicide in Hardcover - Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Signet
The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless and supposedly cursed copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping. Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless but attractive British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice.
 
Another San Francisco based mystery - and it's about a book collector! How can I resist? :)
 
So what are you wishing for this week? :)

11 comments:

  1. I am wishing for...well more books by Anne O'Brien since I just finished a historical by her and it was excellent!

    Your books look cool!

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  2. It's been so long since I read a good mystery! I have a couple of the Flavia de Luce mysteries to read but I don't think they count like these do. I really like the sound of that last one - could it be the books? Hmmmm. ;)

    My Wishlist

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  3. These all sounds like excellent choices! :D

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  4. I love cozy mysteries! These three books are in my TBR pile. I have one called IT TAKES A WITCH on my wishlist this week. My favorite cozies have a paranormal element too.

    Diana @ Book of Secrets

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  5. Gotta love a good mystery! Enjoy! :)

    On My Wishlist

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

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  6. They all sound mysterious. I'm drawn to Night of the Living Deed the most. Great choice!

    On My Wishlist

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  7. Great choices.

    The book by Juliet Blackwell is also on my wishlist and has been for quiet some time. Hope we both will get it soon.

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  8. I need Secondhand Spirits. At first I thought that Night of the Deed was Dead and I shivered at the thought of that movie. :) All look like good mysteries!

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  9. Secondhand Spirits should go on my wishlist. This week I'm wishing for a new book by Sarah Weeks. Please come see what it is.

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  10. Oh thanks i didn't know Secondhand Spirits, it's in my wishlist too now!!

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