There comes a time in every reader's life when she looks at the sagging weight of the six bookcases in her six-room apartment and says--time to clean house.
For me, that time is this weekend.
In the spirit of Feminist Fiction Friday, I am going to start with the ladies.
I'm divvying up the books into various packages.
And all you have to do is let me know you want one of the packages.
Yes, it would be nice if you decided to follow the blog.
I'd love it if you followed the NoHo Noir twitter account (@nohonoir) or my own (@storyauthority) but seriously, All you have to do is leave a comment on this post calling dibs and I'll get in touch with you and arrange to ship you the books.
Please just claim the books if you're in the US--I'm also footing the media mail postage.
So check out the books:
Package #1--Carol O'Connell's Kathleen Mallory books. If you don't know the books, here's the Wikipedia article.
If you liked Steig Larssen's Millennium trilogy, you will love these books. I have nine of the paperbacks and possibly one hardback (not shelved with the others.) The titles include: Winter House, Find Me, Mallory's Oracle, the Man Who Cast Two Shadows, Crime School, Stone angel, Shell Game, Killing Critics, and Dead Famous.
Package #2--the grab bag
This package includes the four Vicki Steifel "Grief Shop" books, The Grief Shop, Body Parts, The Bone Man, and The Dead Stone. Also included is Naomi Hirahara's Summer of the Big Bachi, Laura Lippman's Baltimore Blues, abd five cozy reads: Mary Daheim's The Alpine Advocate, Jamie Harrison's The Edge of the Crazies, Cathy Pickens' Southern Fried, Donna Leon's Death at La Fenice, Denise Swanson's Murder of a Small-Town Honey.
I'll be putting more packages together--more series, a slew of short story anthologies, and so forth.