New Books for Your Reading List – April 18, 2023

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This week, I’m looking forward to enjoying a pair of thrillers. The first is a spy thriller, The Man in the Corduroy Suit. Author James Wolff draws on his own experience working in the British government for this series. And my second selection, The Hand that Feeds You by Mercedes Rosende, is an English translation of a crime thriller set in Uruguay.

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The Man in the Corduroy Suit by James Wolff
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Leonard Flood is ordered to investigate – and quickly. Notorious for his sharp elbows and blunt manner, Leonard’s only objective is to get the job done, whatever the cost. When Leonard discovers that he is also a suspect in the investigation and that Willa’s story is less a story of betrayal than one of friendship and a deep sense of duty, he must decide whether to hand her to her masters or to help her to escape.

The third in the espionage trilogy The Discipline Files, after the acclaimed debut Beside the Syrian Sea, and its follow-on novel How to Betray Your Country.

Written by an insider: James Wolff is the pseudonym of a young English novelist who worked for the British government for over ten years before leaving to write spy fiction.

Against the backdrop of increasing Russian spying and interference (including assassination) in the UK, this novel explores themes of loyalty and betrayal in modern intelligence work, threatened from the inside by whistle-blowers, serial leakers and Robin Hood hackers. A taut thriller about the thin line between following your conscience and following orders. A fascinating conundrum we have been struggling with for decades. Edward Snowden, hero or traitor?

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The Hand That Feeds You by Mercedes Rosende


A lucky break for the intrepid Ursula who manages to snatch all the loot, more hindered than helped by her faint-hearted and reluctant companion Diego. Only now, the wannabe robbers are hot on her heels. As is the police. And a private detective. And Ursula’s sister. But Ursula turns out to be enormously talented when it comes to criminal undertakings, and given the hilarious ineptitude of those in pursuit, she might just pull it off. She is an irresistible heroine. A murderess with a sense of humor, a lovable criminal with an edge and she is practically invisible to the men who dominate the deeply macho society of Uruguay.

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Past Reading Lists

New Books for Your Reading List – August 23, 2022

Read Along with Me My reading list this week includes two advanced reader copies (ARCs) of books due out this fall. The first is a new release by Roberta Silman, Summer Lightning. I started on this one over the weekend and I’m having a hard time putting down! It’s amazing. The second is by Deborah…

New Books for Your Reading List – September 13, 2022

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New Books for Your Reading List – August 2, 2022

Read Along with Me I am very much looking forward to the new books on my list this week. The first book on my list is one I picked up from the gift shop on a visit to the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, in New Orleans. The museum is dedicated to sharing the…

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