Thursday, November 28, 2013

Books I'm Thankful For This Year

This Thanksgiving, I'm feeling very thankful to have The Poisoned Pen in my neighborhood, and also for discovering so many new (to me) and wonderful books this year. I wanted to share a few of them with you, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  Many of them are available in-store (and signed), or via special order.  This holiday weekend, remember to shop independent, shop local!

Happy Holidays!


The Art Forger: A Novel, B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin Books, 2013)
If you liked this: Elizabeth Kostova

The Black Widow Club, Hilary Davidson (Beast Books, 2013) 
(This collection of short stories will be available in print next week - currently only in ebook format.)

Mr Churchill's Secretary, Susan Elia Macneal (Bantam, 2012)
(Three books in the series: Princess Elizabeth's Spy, His Majesty's Hope.)
If you like this: Rebecca Cantrell, Kathryn Miller Haines.

The Coroner's Lunch, Collin Cotterill (Soho Crime, 2004)
(Nine books in the Doctor Siri Paiboun mystery series.) 
If you like this: Tarquin Hall, Shamini Flint


The Ashford Affair, Lauren Willig (St. Martin's Press, 2013)
If you like this: A Spear of Summer Grass, Deanna Raybourn

The Lavender Garden, Lucinda Riley (Atria Books, 2013) 
If you like this: Susanna Kearsley, Mary Stewart


Amber House, Kelly Moore, Larkin Reed and Tucker Reed (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013)
If you like this: Mindee Arnett, Victoria Schwab

(Six books in the Enola Holmes Mystery series: The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquet, The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye.)
If you like this:  Michael Robertson (Baker Street Letters series)

The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic, 2012)
(Two books in the Raven Cycle series: The Dream Thieves.)
If you like this: Sarah Rees Brennan (Lynburn Legacy series)

Ruby Red, Kerstin Gier and Anthea Bell (Henry Holt, 2011)
(Three books in The Ruby Red Trilogy: Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green.)
If you like this: Gail Carriger (Finishing School series)

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, R.L. LaFevers (HMH Books For Young Readers, 2008)
(Four books in the Theodosia series: Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris, Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus, Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh.)
If you like this: Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody series)


Lexicon, Maxx Barry (Penguin Press, 2013)
If you like this: The Rook, Daniel O'Malley & Brilliance, Marcus Sakey (2013 favorites!)

London Falling, Paul Cornell (Tor, 2013)
If you like this: Ben Aaronovitch, Jim Butcher

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic, Emily Croy Barker (Pamela Dorman Books, 2013)



  1. Can always count of the lovely Ms Osman for lively and interesting choices.

  2. Thankful for a fun bookstore like Poisoned Pen to browse and an amazing reviewer like Chantelle to guide me to my next good read!