Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at Mailbox Monday. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Lori at Lori's Reading Corner is hosting for the month of January. You can also view the touring blog list here for the upcoming months.
This is what I got in my mailbox this past week.
In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals. Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme to sell arms to the South. Meanwhile, Violet receives the commission of a lifetime: undertaking the funeral for a friend of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. But her position remains precarious, especially when Graham disappears and she begins investigating a series of deaths among the poor. And the closer she gets to the truth, the greater the danger for them both...
John Quincannon is a staid, stuck in his ways not young private eye. Sabina Carpenter is his younger partner, who is inclined to make sport of him and his ways. Sherlock Holmes makes an appearance in this novel set in San Francisco in the early part of the last century, the days of the Barbary Coast.
Read and reviewed:
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Great sequel)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (upcoming review)
The Widow's Redeemer by Philippa Jane Keyworth
Hope you all have a great reading week!