New to Dot Scribbles Shelves

I received four very good books this week, three of them are crime/thrillers which I really enjoy reading at this time of the year, let me know if you have heard anything about any of these or read them yourselves!

Covenant by Dean Crawford (Simon & Schuster, November 2011) Humanity has always believed it is the only intelligent species of life in the universe. But while excavating in Israel, an archaeologist unearths a tomb that has remained hidden for 7,000 years. Inside lies a secret of such magnitude that the story of mankind is instantly rewritten- and it's future thrown into terrible danger. Only one man can piece history back together again. Only one man will risk everything to prevent a catastrophe that could tear the world apart.
This sounds quite different to what I normally read but I shall give it a go!

Friday Night with the Girls by Shari Low (Piatkus, 13th October) Lou Cairney's life has never been dull. But through twenty years of ups, downs and really bad hairstyles, Lou has had the best friends a woman could hope for in Lizzy and Ginger. Growing up together, they shared their dreams and disasters, broken hearts and career crashes, and they survived it all thanks to love, hope and a large dollop of humour. And cocktails. Lots of cocktails. Until now. Lou needs her friends more than ever because her past has just caught up with her in the most shocking way...
I like the sound of this one, friendship and cocktails, what more could a girl want?

Already Gone by John Rector (Simon & Schuster, December 2011) Jake Reese is an ordinary guy with an ordinary job, trying to block out the memory of his violent past by planning for the future with his new wife, Diane. But the past has a habit of refusing to stay buried. When two men attack Jake in a car park and cut off his ring finger, he tries to dismiss it as an unlucky case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But when events take a more sinister turn and Diane goes missing, Jake knows he can no longer hide from the truth. As he embarks on a mission to find Diane, Jake finds himself dragged back into the life he thought he had walked away from forever and the days ahead begin to unfold in terrifying ways...
This seems to be in a similar vein to Linwood Barclay whose books I have really enjoyed so should be good!

The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker (Quercus, 3rd November) Bruno's day has not started well. The Saint Denis Chief of Police is busy.  A French-Spanish summit to be held in a local chateau is being threatened by Basque separatists, and animal rights campaigners are causing havoc attacking local foie gras farms. Up to his ears with ETA and PETA, he's not even had time for lunch. And it's about to get worse. A local archaeological team, digging for evidence of prehistoric man, unearths a well-preserved skeleton. Yet it's a lot more recent than they'd hoped- boasting a Swatch on its wrist and a bullet-hole in its skull. Bruno suspects a link between the two activist groups and the mystery corpse. With an influx of visitors making Saint Denis as crowded as the excavation's grave, the key appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno must think fast, and keep his wits about him. Especially as the answer may lie a little closer to home.
Intriguing, sounds like a good mystery! 

Let me know your thoughts on any of these!


Vivienne said...

Love the sound of The Crowded Shelves! Enjoy.

Dot said...

Vivienne- Sounds good doesn't it!

Dizzy C said...

Lovely stash!

I have Shari Low's book to read too :)


Nikki-ann said...

The Crowded Grave sounds like my cup of tea, I think I'll have to check it out. I hope you enjoy it!

I've got Covenant by Dean Crawford here too :)

Dot said...

Carol- It looks good doesn't it!

Nikki-ann- I think that Covenant looks really good and is different to what I would normally read!

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