This Just In! Darling Jim, by Christian Moerk

Darling Jim, Christian MoerkWhy This? Way back in April, Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness hosted a giveaway for Buy A Friend A Book Week, with the catch that whoever won would do a book conversation with her on Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession.   I entered and said what a great idea it was and that I would like to do something similar here on Linus’s Blanket.  Well, I won Kim’s contest!  And one of these days we are going to have a conversation about The Orchid Thief. Actually, we were both supposed to have read it by May 31. Oops!  I’m reading it this week Kim.  I promise!  I didn’t take into account having serious post-BEA fatigue.

Anywho…I pored and pored over a bunch of different books to figure out which one I would hold a giveaway and book conversation with, and I came up with Darling Jim, by Christian Moerk. It’s a Gothic murder mystery that involves two sisters and a mysterious man to whom they are both attracted.  People end up dead, and a journal is discovered.  Best of all it’s set in Dublin!  And I just love reading about cities that I have visited.  And I also love modern gothic novels. Yay!  I never did post my giveaway though.    Should I still do this book?  Would anyone be interested in reading it along with me? I’ll send you a copy.

What’s it about? When two sisters and their aunt are found dead in their suburban Dublin home, it seems that the secret behind their untimely demise will never be known. But then Niall, a young mailman, finds a mysterious diary in the post office’s dead-letter bin. From beyond the grave, Fiona Walsh shares the most tragic love story he’s ever heard—and her tale has only just begun.

How exciting!

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  1. Staci ~ I have been to Dublin & Galway in Ireland, about a year and a half ago. And ket me tell you Dublin is fun, fun, fun!

    Kathy ~ We end up with a lot of the same books. Wonder if we will like this one.

    Julie~ I’ve heard good things about this one too. Can’t wait to read it.

    Beth ~ That’s great. I know it’ll more than likely be a while but I will be interested to know your thoughts.

    Kim ~ I’m excited too! I should be done by the end of the week. I’ll e-mail you.