ARCs I received from NetGalley #2

I was very lucky last year to be approved a bunch of ARCs from Netgalley. Since then I have been approved a lot more, especially in the month of March! So, like last time I thought I would share all the books I plan to read thanks to NetGalley and I will also give you an insight into some upcoming reviews!

All information comes from Netgalley and the respective publishers. Might be subject to change. I am letting you know about these books purely because I am excited to see them, there is no affiliation with publishers or Netgalley itself.

  • Title: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep
  • Author: H.G. Parry
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publishing Date: 23.01.20
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • Series: Standalone

Synopsis: For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can’t quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob – a young lawyer with an utterly normal life – hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other. But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world, and for once, it isn’t Charley’s doing. There’s someone else out there who shares his powers and it’s up to Charley and a reluctant Rob to stop them – before anyone gets to The End.

  • Title: The Last Smile in Sunder City
  • Author: Luke Arnold
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publishing Date: 06.02.20
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Series: The Fetch Phillips Archives #1

Synopsis: I’m Fetch Phillips, just like it says on the window. There are a few things you should know before you hire me:
1. Sobriety costs extra.
2. My services are confidential – the cops can never make me talk.
3. I don’t work for humans.

It’s nothing personal – I’m human myself. But after what happened, Humans don’t need my help. Not like every other creature who had the magic ripped out of them when the Coda came…
I just want one real case. One chance to do something good.
Because it’s my fault the magic is never coming back.

Cover of In the Crypt with a Candlestick
  • Title: In the Crypt with a Candlestick
  • Author: Daisy Waugh
  • Publisher: Piatkus
  • Publishing Date: 20.02.20
  • Genre: Murder Mystery/Historical Fiction
  • Series: Standalone

Synopsis: Sir Ecgbert Tode of Tode Hall has survived to a grand old age – much to the despair of his younger wife, Emma. But at ninety-three he has, at last, shuffled off the mortal coil. Emma, Lady Tode, thoroughly fed up with being a dutiful Lady of the Manor, wants to leave the country to spend her remaining years in Capri. Unfortunately her three tiresome children are either unwilling or unable (too mad, too lefty or too happy in Australia) to take on management of their large and important home, so the mantle passes to a distant relative and his glamorous wife. Not long after the new owners take over, Lady Tode is found dead in the mausoleum. Accident? Or is there more going on behind the scenes of Tode Hall than an outsider would ever guess….?

Cover for Rules for Perfect Murders, Peter Swanson
  • Title: Rules for Perfect Murders
  • Author: Peter Swanson
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publishing Date: 05.03.20
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Series: Standalone

Synopsis: A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels. The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. Owner Malcolm Kershaw had once posted online an article titled ‘My Eight Favourite Murders,’ and there seems to be a deadly link between the deaths and his list – which includes Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. Can the killer be stopped before all eight of these perfect murders have been re-enacted?

  • Title: Murder at Enderley Hall
  • Author: Helena Dixon
  • Publisher: Bookouture
  • Publishing Date: 19.03.20
  • Genre: Murder Mystery/Historical Fiction
  • Series: Miss Underhay Mystery #2

Synopsis: Summer 1933. Fresh from the discovery that she has family living nearby, Kitty Underhay has packed her carpet bag, commandeered a chambermaid and set off on a visit to stately Enderley Hall. She’s looking forward to getting to know her relatives, as well as the assembled group of house guests. But when elderly Nanny Thoms is found dead at the bottom of the stairs after papers of national importance are stolen, Kitty quickly learns that Muffy the dog’s muddy paws on her hemline are the least of her problems. Calling on ex-army captain Matthew Bryant for assistance, Kitty begins to puzzle out the mystery. And when more shocking murders follow, the stakes are raised for the daring duo as never before. Which of the guests stand to gain from the theft of the documents? And which, as the week progresses, stand to lose their lives?

  • Title: The Paris Mysteries, Deluxe Edition
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
  • Publishing Date: 28.04.20
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Series: Standalone

Synopsis: An apartment on the rue Morgue turned into a charnel house; the corpse of a shopgirl dragged from the Seine; a high-stakes game of political blackmail – three mysteries that have enthralled the whole of Paris, and baffled the city’s police. The brilliant Chevalier Auguste Dupin investigates – can he find the solution where so many others before him have failed? These three stories from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe are some of the most influential ever written, widely praised and credited with inventing the detective genre. This edition contains: ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’ and ‘The Purloined Letter’.

  • Title: The Honjin Murders
  • Author: Seishi Yokomizo
  • Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
  • Publishing Date: 02.06.20
  • Genre: Thriller/Historical Fiction
  • Series: Standalone

Synopsis: In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities, there is also a worrying rumour – it seems a sinister masked man has been asking questions around the village. Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi household are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music. Death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. Soon, amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is on the scene to investigate what will become a legendary murder case, but can this scruffy sleuth solve a seemingly impossible crime?

  • Title: The Sin Eater
  • Author: Megan Campisi
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publishing Date: 23.07.20
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Series: Standalone

Synopsis: A Sin Eater’s duty is a necessary evil: she hears the final private confessions of the dying, eats their sins as a funeral rite, and guarantees their souls access to heaven. It is always women who eat sins – a punishment, for it was Eve who first ate the Forbidden Fruit. Stained by the sins they are obliged to consume, the Sin Eater is shunned and silenced, doomed to live in exile at the edge of town. Recently orphaned May Owens is just fourteen when she’s arrested for stealing a loaf of bread and sentenced to become a Sin Eater. It’s a devastating sentence, but May’s new invisibility opens new doors. And when first one, then two, of the Queen’s courtiers suddenly grow ill, May hears their deathbed confessions – and begins to investigate a terrible rumour that is only whispered of amid palace corridors.

Now, if you’re still here why don’t you take a look at the reviews I made about the ARCs I read last year!

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