Thursday, May 8, 2014

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You; What Strange Creatures; Emily Arsenault

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today. I thought this sounded like a good one. Do you like the sound of it?  

What Strange Creatures; Emily Arsenault
William Morrow - July 2014

Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young academic’s life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence.

The Battle siblings are used to disappointment. Seven years, one marriage and divorce, three cats, and a dog later, Theresa still hasn’t finished her dissertation. Instead of a degree, she’s got a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting job for a local candle company.

Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn’t have it together, either. Creative, and loyal, he’s also aimless in work and love. But his new girlfriend, Kim, a pretty waitress in her twenties, appears smitten.
When Theresa agrees to dog-sit Kim’s puggle for a weekend, she has no idea that it is the beginning of a terrifying nightmare that will shatter her quiet world. Soon, Kim’s body will be found in the woods, and Jeff will become the prime suspect.

Though the evidence is overwhelming, Theresa knows that her brother is not a cold-blooded murderer. But to clear him she must find out more about Kim. Investigating the dead woman’s past, Theresa uncovers a treacherous secret involving politics, murder, and scandal—and becomes entangled in a potentially dangerous romance. But the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the more it becomes clear that, in trying to save her brother’s life, she may be sacrificing her own.


  1. I agree, that sounds really good.

  2. This definitely sounds like one I would enjoy!

  3. This isn't a genre I typically read (murder mysteries), but I might add this book to my TBR pile. Theresa, the ABD amateur detective, sounds like an interesting character. I wonder if Arsenault based portions of this book on any real-life cases/scenarios.

  4. I like the sound of this one.

  5. What Strange Creatures sounds intriguing!

  6. I liked very much The Broken Teaglass, so I have to try this one!


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