There’s been a lot of books that have caught our eyes this week

Mark Lawrence’s Red Sister looks great, the story of a young woman raised to be an assassin by a girl’s school, the main character has magical powers which aid her on her missions. It is just the ticket for anyone who wants a fantasy novel with plenty of violence and questing.

Also looking great is A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, by C. A. Fletcher. This is an excellent example of Post-Apocalypse fiction featuring a quest, this one being a young boy looking for his dog which has been stolen from his home. So by the sound of it, dog lovers will either love it or hate it. We’re betting on loving it. 

We’ve got our eye on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, we loved the musical inspired by the book and the legacy of the man involved (fingers crossed we’ll get to see it live someday!) and it would be fantastic to read it.

For Mystery, we are keeping an eye on A Study in Honor, by Claire O’Dell, a retelling of Sherlock Holmes in a near-future Science Fiction setting. This is one of those books that might be a bit weird to explain, but everyone will understand pretty quickly if you do it right. Science Fiction, Sherlock Holmes Retelling, with African American Cybernetically Enhanced Humans, is a bit of a mouthful, but there aren’t many people who like Science Fiction who would hate the sound of it.

Meanwhile, for those wanting some True Crime on the gruesome end of the spectrum, Harold Schecter’s, Hell’s Princess; The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men, sounds like it might be just up your dark and shadowy alley. We’re certainly tempted by it!

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