Weekly Book News
August 8th, 2017
the Driver by Hart Hanson
Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Trouble trouble trouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before--he's an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter--and he knows to listen carefully. Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila's bodyguards--and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He's willing to help clear Skellig's name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila's personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head. BUY NOW
Bibliomysteries Edited by Otto Penzler
The stories in this unique collection were commissioned by the Mysterious Bookshop. They were written by some of the mystery genre’s most distinguished authors. Tough guys like Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, and Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Bestsellers like Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry, and Jeffery Deaver. Edgar winners such as C. J. Box, Thomas H. Cook, and Laura Lippman.Here you will discover Sigmund Freud dealing with an unwelcome visitor; Columbo confronting a murderous bookseller; a Mexican cartel kingpin with a fatal weakness for rare books; and deadly secrets deep in the London Library; plus books with hidden messages, beguiling booksellers, crafty collectors, and a magical library that is guaranteed to enchant you. BUY NOW
the Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
“Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her half sister, Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold.
“Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving Queen Elizabeth? BUY NOW
Now in Paperback
A fablelike debut for readers of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Rebecca Makkai's The Borrower, in which a boy with an uncanny ability to find lost objects must embark on his most important search yet in order to save his mother's enchanted dessert shop, the only place he's ever called home. BUY NOW
Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday live a world away from each other—Cassie in New York City with her husband and twin sons and Sid in Singapore with her husband, young daughter, and teenage son. When technology-averse Sid suggests writing letters to keep in touch, the women start up a correspondence that allows them to share secrets they'd never spill in person. BUY NOW
When a pretty young woman winds up murdered, detectives Conway and Moran catch the case. Her boyfriend looks like a slam-dunk for it but why are they being rushed to book him? And why does Conway think she's met the victim before? Can Conway and Moran get the killer behind bars before the case eats them alive? The 6th installment of the popular Dublin Murder Series. BUY NOW
New for Young Readers
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter
Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story of how one of America’s most “notorious” women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today. BUY NOW
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Announcing our 1st Annual Bookmark Design Contest
Theme: Books are Magic!
Deadline: September 15th, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
Rules: Open to all kids age 12 and under.
Prize: Prize pack including a $50 MacIntosh Gift Certificate
MacIntosh Books and Paper invites you to design a bookmark for the upcoming tourist season. Bookmarks will be given away with the purchase of a children’s book beginning mid-October and continue through May of 2018 or while supplies last.
This is your opportunity to showcase your talent and send your love of books out into the world. Be creative and show us why books are magic to you!
Drawings must be submitted by mail or in person to:
MacIntosh Books & Paper
2330 Palm Ridge Road
Sanibel, Fl 33957
Drawings must be 2 ½ X 6 ½ inches, or pretty close to that size. Call 239-472-1447 for more information. Good Luck!