Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. In order to get some consistency to my posting I thought I’d jump on board this great idea. As a self-proclaimed bookaholic, I love talking about my books and finding out what others are reading. Having been a long time reader of multiple blogs where the ‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ post is prevalent, I thought it a natural progression I’d add to the mix.

Here's what I'm reading this week: 

The Rosary Girls (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne, #1)THE ROSARY GIRLS by Richard Montanari 

Kevin Byrne is a veteran cop who already knows that edge: He’s been living on it far too long. His marriage failing, his former partner wasting away in a hospital, and his heart lost to mad fury, Byrne loves to take risks and is breaking every rule in the book. And now he has been given a rookie partner. Jessica Balzano, the daughter of a famous Philly cop, doesn’t want Byrne’s help. But they will need each other desperately, since they’ve just caught the case of a lifetime: Someone is killing devout young women, bolting their hands together in prayer, and committing an abomination upon their otherwise perfect bodies.

Byrne and Balzano spearhead the hunt for the serial killer, who leads them on a methodically planned journey. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams–and vanish just as quickly. And while Byrne’s sins begin to catch up with him, and Balzano tries to solve the blood-splattered puzzle, the body count rises. Meanwhile, the calendar is approaching Easter and the day of the resurrection. When the last rosary is counted, a madman’s methods will be revealed, and the final crime will be the one that hurts the most.

The Invisible Man from SalemTHE INVISIBLE MAN FROM SALEM by Christoffer Carlsson

A bestselling and award-winning first volume in a trilogy by Sweden's leading noir crime novelist, starring a troubled police officer called Leo Junker.

In the final days of summer in 2013, a young woman is shot dead in her apartment. Three floors above, the blue lights of the police cars awaken Leo Junker, a longtime police officer. Leo works in the Internal Affairs division as the lowliest form of officer — a spy. Leo is even lower, however, having been suspended after committing a terrible mistake. In what became known as the 'Gotland Affair', a police officer was accidentally killed, and Leo was found holding the offending weapon. But he wants to help on this case, despite being on mandatory leave, because this woman has connections to people from his past. Now, in the backstreets, shadowed alleyways, and decaying suburbs of Stockholm ́s underground, the search for the young woman ́s killer — and the truth of the Gotland Affair —begins.

DREAMING DEEP by Anonymous 9

A 16,000-word novelette of horror on the high seas featuring the hardworking men and women of the Port of Long Beach.

The story follows the tragic circumstances of an American ship captain who appears to lose his sanity after the disappearance of his teenage son from a dock in Long Beach, California. 

The tale pays tribute to the Cthulhu mythos created by horror master H.P. Lovecraft.


  1. The Invisible Man From Salem looks intriguing. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks - yep, I'm looking forward to reading that one.

  2. Rosary Girls sounds like an interesting read, but I think Dreaming Deep would give me nightmares!

    1. I'm about half way through ROSARY GIRLS and it's pretty good. I've got a thing for Phily crime at the moment.

  3. I have The Invisible Man from Salem on my tbr stack.

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    1. Just starting reading it. So far so good (very early into the book).

      Same to you.