Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WOW: The Body in The Thames

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.  This is where we get a chance to highlight those books we are anxiously awaiting the publication date and are looking forward to reading.  I am definitely going through a historical mystery phase at the moment and am skimming for books of that that genre.  I can't seem to fight it, so why try?  Unless a good ghost mystery comes along, that is!!

The Body in the Thames (Book 6, Thomas Chaloner Series)
by Susanna Gregory
Release Date: March 9, 2011

In the dilapidated surroundings of the Savoy, a delegation from the government in the Netherlands is gathered in a last ditch attempt to secure peace between the two countries. Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, is horrified at the violent aggression and hatred shown to the Dutch by ordinary Londoners, but is more worried by the dismissive attitude with which they are greeted by the King's ministers and officials. He has experienced the futilities of war at first hand and has no wish to witness another. Then the body of his former brother-in-law is found in the Thames, and Chaloner discovers the dead man has left enigmatic clues to a motivation for his murder. These may be linked to a plot to steal the crown jewels, or perhaps to a conspiracy to ensure that no peace is secured between the two nations. Whichever it proves to be, Chaloner knows he has very little time to decipher the pointers left to him...

The Sacred Stone
by The Medieval Murderers
Release Date: April 2011

1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a group of hunters discover a strangely-shaped meteor which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious 'sky-stone' seems to bring them good luck, healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs. But violence and murder soon follow in fortune's wake, as the villagers fight and struggle amongst themselves to get control of the precious stone. Over the next six hundred years, the Sky-Stone falls into the hands of crusading knights, the wicked Sheriff of Devon, a group of radical young kabalists, the dying King Henry III and a band of travelling players. Each time, the stone brings treachery, discord and violent death to those who seek to possess it.


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