Friday, June 17, 2016

Seattle Mystery Bookshop Books Arrive!


The last vestiges of my vacation to the Pacific Northwest arrived yesterday- a box of books from the Seattle Mystery Bookshop!

The Seattle Mystery Bookshop is truly one of my favorite bookstores anywhere. What is it about crime bookstores? I loved No Alibis, the crime bookstore in Belfast, Northern Ireland, too. On my first visit to the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, several years ago, I even bought a souvenir sweatshirt. Along with a healthy helping of books.

The books arrived wrapped, which was fun; my husband and I got to open them up like presents. And the wrapping protects them nicely during shipping, too.

This time I picked up four new-to-me titles. Two of them were books I picked out:

Pale Horses, by Jassy Mackenzie, another in the Jade de Jong series set in South Africa, and
Seattle Noir, another entry in Akashic's Noir series.

And two were books the staff hand-sold me:
Out, by Natsuo Kirino, and
The Blackhouse, by Peter May.

I can't wait to read them all!

1 comment:

Philip Weiss said...

I liked Seattle Noir, but it wasn't as noir-ish as some other entries in that series.

I love as much of Out as I've read, but it was too intense for me to finish at the time. I need to pick it back up again.