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Recent Purchases

Well a few things have come across the desk here at THD. The first purchases up for discussion were made from the the recently discovered Book Depository. The attraction of the website is threefold. First, and obviously, there is the access to UK editions that will not be released here in the US for several months. Second, the prices are very pretty competitive if not better than Amazon UK. Last, or third in this threefold wonderland of merriment, is FREE SHIPPING!

This just got interesting..... No one is going to deny me a free shipping.

Dying to Sin is the eighth book in the Cooper and Fry series written by Stephen Booth. This is a very dependable series. The general conceit of the series is that Fry and Cooper are not romantically involved at all. In fact they kind of hate each other.

I also picked up another Booth, another Cooper/Fry, Claws. I know zero about this book... well novella really. I am not sure why this book released in this way. Don't care, it is our good fortune.

The last of the BD purchases was Mark Billingham's Death Message. Another good police procedural that balances the rural noir of Booth against Billingham's city noir. The one bummer is that of the three this book sustained the most damage in shipping. It is a cause for concern. I don't want to be ruled by the condition of my books, but I do want them to be in good order. I'll throw a cover over the DJ and this should hide all but the most egregious of dings

Purchased a few days after these books were dispatched to the Home Office, I pulled the trigger on When One Man Dies by Dave White. New author, first book. There was extensive cover on Confessions and Secret Dead of the this release. I felt obligated to purchase. I've read it, and will report my findings later.


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