Sunday, 12 August 2012

My Book Haul/Showcase Sunday

I've decided to join Books, Biscuits and Tea's Showcase Sunday to share my lovely book hauls each week. Have a look back at Vicki's link up to see what everyone is up too!
I was very good this week and still haven't bought any books, but one review book did show up...
The Labyrinth of Osiris - Paul Saussman
Publisher: Bantam Books
Since they last met, life has moved on for Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and Jerusalem detective Arieh Ben-Roe. About to become a father for the first time, Ben-Roi finds himself investigating a gruesome murder in Jerusalem's Armenian Cathedral. The victim, a journalist named Rivka Kleinberg, had been researching an article into the Israeli sex-trafficking industry. When a link emerges between Kleinberg and an English engineer who disappeared from Luxor in 1931, Ben-Roi turns for help to his old friend and sparring partner Khalifa. Khalifa's life too has changed, although in his case not for the better. Preoccupied with personal tragedy and immersed in an investigation of his own - a series of mysterious well-poisonings in Egypt's Eastern desert - he agrees for old time's sake to do some digging for his Israeli colleague. In the process, Ben-Roi might just be giving Khalifa his lust for life back. Inexorably the two investigations entwine, drawing Ben-Roi and Khalifa into a sinister web of violence, abuse, corporate malpractice and anti-capitalist terrorism. And at the heart of the web, lies the Labyrinth - a three-thousand year-old ancient Egyptian mystery that has already taken Rivka Kleinberg's life - and hers will not be the last...
I do enjoy any books set in Egypt and add ins some ancient mysteries and a thriller and I want to read it! This is part of the Transworld Historical reading challenge - although it doesn't sound overly historical!
What have you picked up this week? Anything to make me jealous? :-)


  1. Oh I didn't know this one but I love stories about Egypt. I'll wait for your review. Happy reading!

  2. Sounds good, I've not heard of this author before. Enjoy :-)

  3. Such a clever cover for this book, love it! You are not doing too shabby yourself with your book ban, Mel! That's really good! ;) Enjoy it!

  4. That looks cool, especially if it's got mysteries in Egypt. Enjoy!

  5. I love ancient mysteries. Happy reading!

  6. Looks good, I haven't heard of it before. Happy reading :)

    My IMM

  7. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here's my IMM =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  8. My son and I love books like this, we'll check it out and hopefully it's in our library.

    Talk Supe BB&B

  9. My mum's the same as you - she loves books that are set in Egypt! :) Happy reading Mel!