Friday Finds – July 31, 2015


Friday Finds is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm to showcase books you recently found and added to your TBR list. It doesn’t matter whether you found them free online, borrowed them from a library or purchased them. Anything and everything works.

My Finds for the month of July include a modern classic, a non-fiction and four series mysteries. A nice haul!

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(Book One of the Alexandria Quartet)
by Laurence Durrell


I’ve known about and considered reading the Alexandra Quartet for a number of years. When I saw it on Fred’s Desert Island list earlier this month, I knew the time had come. Thanks, Fred!

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The Journey of My Days, My Lives
by Thaao Penghlis


Having enjoyed watching Thaao Penghlis on General Hospital and Days of Our Lives, I’ve been looking forward to the paperback publication of Places. Thaao Penghlis has also been in a number of movies, including portraying a fascinating character in one of my favorite movies, Altered States.

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Now for the series mysteries:


The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin #25) by M C Beaton – a tried and true series for me which I have been following for years.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Royal Spyness #6) and Heirs and Graces (Royal Spyness #7) by Rhys Bowen – a new series I put off reading, finally tried thanks to Selah at A Bibliophile’s Style and now love.

Dead Water (Benjamin January #8) by Barbara Hambly – I first heard of Barbara Hambly through her Star Trek novels and am now hooked on her historical mystery series set in New Orleans.

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Share your Finds with us! We’d love to know if you found anything exciting this week.


Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

Her Royal Spyness is the first in Rhys Bowen‘s Royal Spyness series featuring Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, better known as Georgie.


Even though I’m a big fan of Bowen’s other two mystery series, Evan Evans and Molly Murphy, I hesitated to read this series since I’m generally not fond of books featuring aristocrats. I am very grateful to Selah for convincing me to give the first book a try when she set me straight about Georgie’s heritage. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie’s royal heritage is from her father and her mother is an actress whose father is a retired Cockney policeman.

See Bowen’s site for details about all her books.