Friday, January 21, 2011

In the letterbox...

I love it when book shaped parcels arrive in the letter box, especially when I know the said book was a prize - everyone loves free stuff! Today's arrival was courtesy of a giveaway on Kerrie's Mysteries in Paradise.

Take Out by Felicity Young.

Felicity Young is an Australian crime writer, and I'm always keen to introduce myself to new authors from across the ditch. This is her third DSS Stevie Hooper novel.

Here's the back cover blurb...


A deserted house. The remains of an unfinished meal. an unexpected find. And a routine police investigation going nowhere.

When Detective Senior Sergeant Stevie Hooper of the Sex Crimes unit steps into the empty Pavel house and someone else's jurisdiction, she upsets more than the ego of a struggling suburban cop. She has breached the defences of a world that has its rotten heart a ruthless disregard for human life.

Her own family in crisis, a case like this is the last thing Hooper needs. And she is about to discover that those who cross the Mamsan do so at their peril.


Anonymous said...

Vanda - What a delightful parcel! I look forward to your review :-).

Dorte H said...


Today I have participated in three competitions - and now it must surely be my turn to win something ;)

Well, to be honest I am waiting for 8 books - but those I have paid for!

Dorte H said...

Off topic, but is it important to read your series in order?

It is just that Overkill is fairly difficult to get in Europe at a reasonable price so if it doesn´t destroy the reading experience completely I thought I´d jump to the second.

Vanda Symon said...

Hi Margot - oh yeah, it doesn't get much better than book parcels!

Dorte - They are meant to be stand alone novels, so you can read them in any order, but I've always tended to read any series from the first because I like to see how things grow. Jumping to number two won't destroy your reading experience (-:

Dorte H said...

Okay, done!

So now I must wait for the postman & my containment.

Can you see me pacing? ;D