Saturday, October 15, 2011

On My Wishlist (#15)

On My Wishlist is a bookish meme hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet.
So, here's what I've on my wishlist today:
I came across this book in a Goodreads group discussion. While this book is a second in a series, one group member ensured me that skipping the first one wouldn't hurt much.
Murder on St. Mark's Place (A Gaslight Mystery #2) by Victoria Thompson
Goodreads | Amazon
Goodreads Summary:
As a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of New York City, Sarah Brandt has seen suffering and joy, birth and death-and even murder. And the crime ridden streets of the teeming city offer little relief from either. 

Thinking she has been summoned by German immigrant Agnes Otto to usher a new life into the world, Sarah Brandt is greeted by the news of an untimely death instead. It seems that Agnes's beautiful younger sister, Gerda, had fallen into the life of a "Charity Girl." Caught up in the false glamour of the city's nightlife, she would trade her company - and her favors - not for money, but for lavish gifts and an evenings' entertainment. And now she was dead; victim, no doubt, of one of her "gentlemen friends." 

No one cares much about the fate of girls like Gerda, but Sarah does. And she vows to find her killer. To do so, she turns to Sergeant Frank Malloy. As the two pursue an investigation that leads from the bright lights of Coney Island to the stately homes of Fifth Avenue, they find that their shared passion for justice may cost them dearly..."


The Marsburg Diary (Airel Saga Diary Books) by Chris White
Goodreads | Amazon  
Goodreads Summary:
“Harvey Marsburg, son of the late William Marsburg, is reading through his deceased father's long-lost diary. At first, Harv is annoyed at the peculiarities of his father, irritated that he has to uncover old wounds by reading this old book. But he finds to his amazement that his father might not actually have been mad. In fact it appears that William may have been nearly 150 years old when he died in 1977. Now his body lies decomposing in a Yorkshire mausoleum, but his legacy lives on. Harvey reads cryptic notes from the executor: "May your father rest in peace. He deserves it." Something watches him from the darknesses of his house as he reads the diary with growing interest. Plus, there are two other books in that old trunk that the foundation sent. One of them, he could swear it, is calling to him...


So what do you have on your wishlist today?
*covers from goodreads

9 comments :

  1. My wishlist has grown to 955. Please come see what my current featured wish is.

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  2. I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it. I've been meaning to read the 2nd book every since so I'm adding this one to my wishlist as well. Hope you get the chance to read it soon :)

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  3. Hi there--I love mysteries/thrillers also (of course I also love historical romances) I have a giveaway on my blog right now for 3 books by Lee Child--(thrillers!!)
    I am a new follower on GFC

    Michele aka MIkiHope
    www.mikishope.com

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  6. hapypy reading,tnx 4 commented

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  7. Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone.

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  8. This looks like an interesting book, will have to watch for it. I am your newest GFC follower from the hop, would love if you dropped by to check out my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com when you get a chance. Have a fantastic Sunday.

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