Author: Edward Bloor
Publication Date: 1999
Synopsis: “Roberta Ritter looks plain and shy, but her life isn’t as boring as people think. There’s a dark and deadly secret in her past: her mother was murdered years ago, and the identity of the killer is still unknown.
Roberta spends her afternoons working in a failing arcade in a failing mall, where the only action comes from a violent game called Crusader. When a burst of hate crimes suddenly explodes at the mall, Roberta resolves to find out not only the cause of the crimes, but also the truth behind her mother’s death.
In a world where nothing is what it first appears to be, Roberta will have to be her own hero… and unravel the mystery of her own past.”
Publication Date: 1970
Synopsis: “It was an unusual predicament for Sir Stafford Nye-to awaken in a stupor after being drugged, only to find his passport stolen. There was also no trace of the fascinating woman he encountered in Frankfurt who begged him to help save her life. But Sir Stafford's troubles are only just beginning. The target of two murder attempts, he now seeks the help of the stranger who so urgently sought his. If he can locate her. What he finds is a woman of numerous identities and twice as many secrets, who ushers him into the shadows of an international conspiracy that could well prove to be the death of them.”
I had luckiest day last Tuesday, so the previous week I had been telling my Mom about this book I had read a few years ago that I couldn’t find any where. And then we stopped off at the thrift store to donate a couple of items and to browse their latest book arrivals, and there sitting among the meager collection of YA books was Crusader by Edward Bloor just calling my name. Needless to say, I bought it along with three hardback Agatha Christie books two of which I have never read (Passenger to Frankfurt and Spider’s Web) and one that I had in an old paperback (And Then There Were None), so all in all a great day for me in book finding, plus the hardbacks are in great condition. I also made a run to Books-a-Million (for the first time too) and I found to great books, Chalice by Robin McKinley (love her books) and A feather of Stone by Cate Tiernan (which I've been looking for for ages. Now I just need to find the second and fourth book in this series).
I hope y’all had an awesome book week too.