Library Sale!


What a haul I made this year! 84 books! I can see volunteering to help with this each year is going to be a problem 😉

A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Sparks
The Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler
The Legacy by Neil Shute
Fillets of Plaice by Gerald Durrell
The Cheap Detective by Robert Grossbach
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
The Death of an Irish Lover by Bartholomew Gill
Two by Ruth Rendell:
Wolf to the Slaughter, One Across Two Down
Northbridge Rectory by Angela Thirkell
In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes
Excellent Woman by Barbara Pym
Under the Lake by Stuart Woods
Get Real by Donald E. Westlake
Pearls Before Swine by Margery Allingham
Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh
The Family Vault by Charlotte Macleod
Three by Minette Walters:
The Dark Room, Disordered Minds, The Ice House
Five by M.R.D. Meek:
The Split Second, A Loose Connection, Hang the Consequences, In Remembrance of Rose, A Worm of Doubt
Death, Bones and Stately Homes by Valerie Malmont
Four by Denise Mina:
Exile, Slip of the Knife, Resolution, The Red Road
Three by CS Thompson (an author from Bristol TN. just up the road from me)
Why Bristol? Murder at Bristol Motor Speedway, Why Him?, and Why Natasha
Two Agatha Christie‘s: Sad Cypress and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Two Graham Greene‘s: Travels with My Aunt and The Captain and the Enemy
Seven Elizabeth Cadell‘s: Return Match, The Round Dozen, Brimstone in the Garden, Honey for Tea, Game in Diamonds, Crystal Clear, Money to Burn
The Little Minister by James M. Barrie
Adventures in Two Worlds by AJ Cronin
Two Mary Stewart‘s: The Moon Spinners and My Brother Michael
Three by Dorothy Simpson: The Night She Died, Suspicious Death, and Dead and Gone
Black Widower by Patricia Moyes
Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumor Godden
Silver Star by Jeanette Walls
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Spencers Mountain by Earl Hammer Jr.(the book The Waltons TV series is based on)
Under the Wide & Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
Faithful Place by Tana French
Death Comes For the Archbishop by Willa Cather
The Train by George Simenon
Don’t Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford
Two Mary Roberts Rinehart‘s: K and The Window at the White Cat
The Double Image by Helen MacInnes
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
by Rosamond Lehmann: Invitation to the Waltz and Weather in the Street
The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty
The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
The Governess by HRF Keating
Final Account by Peter Robinson
Gently in the Sun by Alan Hunter
What is Mine by Anne Holt
Two by Lee Smith: The Devils Dream and Fair and Tender Ladies
Two by Ruth Moore: Lizzie and Caroline, Speak to the Wind
Two by George Harmon Coxe: Focus on Murder, Suddenly a Widow
The Man Who Lost his Wife by Julian Symons
and two for my grandkids: James Patterson’s Maximum Ride (an anime book) and Plants VS Zombies by Paul Tobin (a graphic book)

Three books came in the mail in the last week too…
The Mystery at Orchard House by Joan Coggin (Rue Morgue Press book)
So Pretty a Problem by Frances Duncan
She Shall Have Murder by Delano Ames
and another Frances Duncan, In at the Death, is winging its way here now.

I did sort through and take one bag of books to donate to the sale so that gave me a little room. I had to reorganize my shelves and I sense a trip to IKEA when we go home to Pennsylvania this summer for another Billy bookcase!

I still think Bossman is lucky. I could collect diamonds or designer clothes and shoes instead of old books for 50 cents or $1!


8 thoughts on “Library Sale!

  1. Oh, boy! Loved reading your list. I love the idea of more bookcases instead of culling books! As time passes, I feel like I can never have too many books. And you’re right, there a lot worse things to collect!

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  2. All I can say is: WOW!! You got some great books! I agree with you about your husband being lucky you don’t collect expensive things. That’s what I try to impress on my husband. You’re going to have a great summer reading!


    • I’m so lucky to live here in an area with used bookstores and two towns with huge library sales! Another big sale will be in Jonesborough in the fall. Although I won’t work at that one so I won’t get as many books.


    • So glad you stopped by, Maggie! I read a variety. Mostly old and mostly mysteries, rarely new books. Stop by anytime! Looking forward to getting to know you.


  3. What a haul and there are quite a few Scottish ones too! I’m so jealous of your Northbridge Rectory – as well as others. That D of yours is so lucky to have you – for all sorts of reasons, including your love of cooking!


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