Saturday, June 19, 2010

In My Mailbox (48)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. Sadly the only books I order are those that are hard to find. The following books are from the library and bookstores.
Thrift Store Books:
Author: Edward Bloor
Title: Crusader
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.” 

Author: Agatha Christie
Title: Passenger to Frankfurt
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.”

Author: Agatha Christie
Title: Spider’s Web
Publication Date: 2000
Synopsis: “Opened December 13, 1954 at the Savoy Theatre, London. This lighthearted comedy-thriller was written expressly for then-popular British actress Margaret Lockwood. Lockwood played the role of a diplomat's wife who finds she has to dispose of an unexpected corpse in the library before her husband brings an important foreign politician home to dinner.

Author: Agatha Christie
Title: And Then There Were None
Publication Date: 1939
Synopsis: “Agatha Christie's most famous and acclaimed novel! Ten strangers are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. They share the darkest secrets of their pasts, and then, one by one, they die.

Author: Robin McKinley
Title: Chalice
Publication Date: 2008
Synopsis: “Beekeeper Marisol has been chosen as the new Chalice, destined to stand beside the Master and mix the ceremonial brews that hold the Willowlands together. But the relationship between Chalice and Master has always been tumultuous, and the new Master is unlike any before him.

Author: Cate Tiernan
Title: A Feather of Stone
Series: Balefire (book 3)
Publication Date: 2005
Synopsis: “After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she is forced to leave the only home she's ever known to live with a total stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and mysteries, but none as unbelievable as the moment she comes face to face with the impossible -- an identical twin, Clio. Thais soon learns that she and the twin she never knew come from a family of witches, that she possesses astonishing powers, and that she, along with Clio, has a key role in Balefire, the coven she was born into. Fiery Clio is less than thrilled to have to share the spotlight, but the twins must learn to combine their powers in order to complete a rite that will transform their lives and the coven forever.

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.



  1. You got some great books this week! I've never actually read any Agatha Christie books, she's one of those authors I've always wanted to read but never actually got around to. Hope you have a great week :o)

  2. Wow!! what a great assortment of books!=)


  3. Looks like a great week: Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

  4. Can you believe I've never read an Agatha Christie? Very sad.
    Chalice looks really good! I've only read Sunshine by Robin McKinley but been wanting to read more.


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