Monday Mailbox #17

This month's Mailbox Mondays are being hosted by Life in the Thumb.

from the library
(because I finally paid my late fees, thank you very much):

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor 
(Being the first Jane Austen Mystery)
by Stephanie Barron

I'm FINALLY going to start in on the 2011 Being a Jane Austen Mystery Challenge. Woo hoo! This is the first in the series of 11. I feel like such a slacker.

The Phantom of Pemberley
A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery
by Regina Jeffers

Just one of those books that's been on my list for a while. It actually looks pretty good. A lot of Jane Austen "sequels" are kind of a bummer (*cough*) but this one looks promising.

Emma Brown
A novel from the 
unfinished manuscript by Charlotte Brontë
by Clare Boylan

This one's been on my list ever since I finished Brontë's collected juvenilia. I'm interested to see what Boylan does with the story Brontë started. 

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach

I love Mary Roach's frank approach to writing about science. I've been wanting to read this one and Spook for some time... my mother actually ordered Spook for me from Alibris, but it didn't occur to her that she was ordering the audio version...not just the audio version, the book on casette tape. Casette. Tape. I don't own anything that plays those things. LOL. I've just recently given it away. I'm looking forward to eventually reading the paper version.

for review

Jane and the Canterbury Tale, by Stephanie Barron

Yes, this week I got the first in the series *and* the last in the series. This book will come out 8/30. My copy is a galley copy, but this cover is beautiful. Could be my addiction to blue glass talking. Could be. But it's pretty!

Guerilla Leader: T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, by James J. Schneider

New book from Bantam due out in November. Looking forward to interrupting my Fall reading with some nonfiction. 

The Pirate King, by Laurie King

Due out 9/6/11 also from Bantam, this is the 11th (another series of 11!) in King's Mary Russell series (her Mary Russell is married to Sherlock Holmes). Previously, I had only heard of the first book, The Beekeeper's Apprentice (which came out in 1994, so that goes to show how much I've been paying attention). Anyway, according to Laura at I'm Booking It, this book stands alone best out of the series, so I'm looking forward to reading it without the benefit of its predecessors.

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
Edited by Laurie King and Leslie S. Klinger

Ironically enough, another Laurie King, obviously putting her Holmes expertise to work. This one comes out in October. King describes it on her website as such: "What would happen if you asked twenty top writers who don’t normally write about Sherlock Holmes, to write about Sherlock Holmes? And what if these great writers read that proposal and decided that yes, they did have that kind of tale in the back of their minds? Why, you’d have: A Study in Sherlock, Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon. " 

Definitely Not Mr. Darcy, by Karen Doornebos

Due out 9/6 from Berkley. Between this and The Phantom of Pemberley I'm really happy to have some silly Austenalia in the mix. It should be a nice segue into the Being a Jane Austen Mystery Series.


  1. Luv all your books. I've meant to read Emma Brown for a long time. Hope all your books are really, really good.

  2. They all look so good! It'll be hard to decide what to read first.

  3. These all look wonderful. I would like to read Definitely Not Mr. Darcy- great mailbox!

  4. Great books. Good luck on the Stephanie Barron read-a-thon! I have read the first 4. Trying to get the next few done.

  5. Quite the busy Mailbox. I hope you enjoy all your new reads. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  6. Enjoy! your week of reading.

  7. You have great assortment of reads in your mailbox. I hope they are all good reads!

  8. They all look great and the last one made me laugh! Enjoy!


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