I don't know about you, but I love, love shopping at used bookstores, and regular thrift stores for books. Why?
1. I can find brand new books there for 50c-3$.
2. I can also find the some antique looking books and that's just amazing for any collector of books.
I recently went to Goodwill and found these four books - all in great conditions (one of them I actually wanted to buy few days ago full price, so when I found it at thrift store I just had to laugh at such great timing). Now, everybody's thrift store is different - some have tons some don't, but don't despair and keep checking in regularly.
1. Rooms by Lauren Oliver
I know nothing of this book, but the cover and the blurb caught my attention.
A tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.
2. The monogram murders by Sophie Hannah
Yes, I am aware that this isn't Agatha Christie's book. But I am very curious to see how she handles mysteries in Christie's fashion. My mom said she enjoyed it a lot. This is the book I was going to buy full price.
‘I’m a dead woman, or I shall be soon…’
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified – but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done.
Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim...
3. Autobiography by Agatha Christie
Two Christie books in one trip?? That literally never happens. This lady is a mastermind of mystery genre and I definitely want to get to know her life better.
Supposedly it's very funny and charming, just like a lot of her books are. Sadly I couldn't find a description for this book on Goodreads in English (which is so odd) but oh well.
4. Faithful place by Tana French (#3)
I know nothing of this book, except that it sounds intriguing. I will need to read the first 2 book first though.
That which was buried is brought to light and wreaks hell -- on no one moreso than Frank Mackey, beloved undercover guru and burly hero first mentioned in French's second book about the Undercover Squad, The Likeness.
Faithful Place is Frank's old neighborhood, the town he fled twenty-two years ago, abandoning an abusive alcoholic father, harpy mother, and two brothers and sisters who never made it out. They say going home is never easy, but for Frank, investigating the cold case of the just-discovered body of his teenage girlfriend, it is a tangled, dangerous journey, fraught with mean motivations, black secrets, and tenuous alliances. Because he is too close to the case, and because the Place (including his family) harbors a deep-rooted distrust of cops, Frank must undergo his investigation furtively, using all the skills picked up from years of undercover work to trace the killer and the events of the night that changed his life.
Freelance BETA reader.