Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Cormoran Strike is coming off the heels of solving perhaps his biggest case yet when a man, Billy, accosts him in his office. While Strike is unsettled by his unbalanced demeanor, he’s also intrigued by Billy’s childhood recollection: the murder and burial of a kid. But his want to investigate is put on the back-burner after he’s approached by Minister for Culture Jasper Chiswell who’s embroiled in a blackmail scandal. Yet as Strike and his partner, Robin, begin a covert operation that takes them from the alleys of London to the House of Commons itself, they soon discover that both cases might have a deadly connection.

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Favorite Lines Come and Go

Lately I’ve found myself latching onto quotes from my current reads. There’s something special about coming across a line—or entire section—that makes me perk up in my seat and feel compelled to highlight it or write it down. Whether because it’s beautiful writing, a poignant point, wickedly funny, or something else entirely, I’m excited to share some of them.

When introducing characters to readers, it’s best to have them doing something—and that often has them coming into new surroundings while going away from their old way of life, as evidenced by some of my favorite lines below.

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The Magnolia Sisters by Alys Murray

It’s the middle of the week, which means it’s time for Can’t-Wait Wednesday. Every week I spotlight amazing future releases that—well, that I just can’t wait for. This is a feature hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.

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State of the Stacks: Calm Edition

We’re nearing the middle of January, which hardly seems possible, but here we are. Nothing major to report this week, though I’m currently barricaded inside my home because of snow this weekend. Otherwise, it’s been a calm start to the year. So read on to see my current bookish updates (and about works that contain far more drama than I do in my current life) on this week’s State of the Stacks.

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A Deliciously Cozy Favorite Lines Friday

Lately I’ve found myself latching onto quotes from my current reads. There’s something special about coming across a line—or entire section—that makes me perk up in my seat and feel compelled to highlight it or write it down. Whether because it’s beautiful writing, a poignant point, wickedly funny, or something else entirely, I’m excited to share some of them.

This week, my favorite lines come from a couple of deliciously cozy reads.

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Can't Wait for Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court by Hannah Brenner Johnson and Renee Knake Jefferson

It’s the middle of the week, which means it’s time for Can’t-Wait Wednesday. Every week I spotlight amazing future releases that—well, that I just can’t wait for. This is a feature hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.

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Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin is back on the case—only this time she’s investigating industrial espionage. For once, it appears that she’ll get to forgo the gruesome in favor of white collar crime at a local factory. However, it’s not long before a body turns up and all evidence points to a freak accident involving a mad donkey. But Agatha knows better, and she’ll stop at nothing to clear the donkey’s name and catch the real killer.

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