Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Musts: Kill and Tell, NPR: The 'Girl' In The Title & Mar Cerdà

Monday Musts is a weekly event, started and hosted by Jessica @ Lovin' Los Libros, which asks you to highlight your must read, must listen and must see!

Kill and Tell (CIA Spies #1) by Linda Howard

From Goodreads:
Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from the father she has barely seen since his return from the Viet Nam War over twenty years ago. Unwilling to deal with her overwhelming emotions, Karen packs the notebook away, putting it - and her father - out of her mind, until she receives a shocking phone call. Her father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.

Homicide detective Marc Chastain considers the murder nothing more than street violence against a homeless man, and Karen accepts his judgment - at first. But she changes her mind when her home is burglarized and "accidents" begin to happen. All at once, she faces a chilling realization: whoever killed her father is now after her. Desperate for answers, Karen retrieves the only thing that links her to her father - the notebook he had sent months before. Inside its worn pages, she makes an unsettling discovery: her father had been a sniper in Vietnam and the notebook contains a detailed account of each one of his kills.

Now running for her life, Karen entrusts the book and its secrets to Marc Chastain. Together they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murder - and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the kill book....
I am a Linda Howard fanatic, especially her backlist.  I've read everything she's ever written and she, in my opinion, writes the perfect combination of romance and suspense.  Kill and Tell is my second favorite book of hers of all time and I just LOVE Rachel's recent review.

I heard this on NPR this past week and it made me think about so many books lately.  Actually writing a discussion post on this soon!


This instagram account of Mar Cerdà, depicts her mini dioramas in progress, some of which are these amazing scenes from Wes Anderson movies!  New favorite!! 

What are your Monday Musts??


  1. I must read a Linda Howard book! I know Rachel from Reader's Den enjoys her books too! :) And I listened to that NPR podcast and it was very interesting!
    Happy Monday, Eva! :)

    1. YES! Rachel from Reader's Den is also Rachel from Waves of Fiction and she has some killer Linda Howard reviews!!

      Happy Monday!!

  2. The podcast is so interesting!! Thanks so much for sharing it because I am bad at finding interesting stuff like that. That IG account is cool!!

  3. I have never read a Linda Howard book before! I need to be better about picking up mystery/thriller/action books!

    Listening to the podcast now! I am quite interested in this!

  4. Can you believe I have never read a Linda Howard book. I don't know why, just never have. Maybe I need to at some point. :D

  5. I've not read any of Linda Howard's books but Kill and Tell sounds really good and it's definitely my type of book, adding to my TBR now. And those mini dioramas are so, so cool! Happy Monday :)

  6. I am always looking for a good romantic suspense but it's not a genre that I'm really familiar with so I've never heard of Linda Howard before. But after reading that blurb I feel like this is a book I need to pick up ASAP!!

  7. G O R G E O U S! What absolutely gorgeous dioramas! I wish I had such a talent. Kill and Tell looks really good and that NPR podcast really made me look at those comparisons in a different light. I've always hated with a passion those comparisons because they became such a huge marketing ploy, and I never saw the comparisons before at all. But, I now see where they actually could be compared (Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, at least). I never thought about it in the way the podcast speakers saw it. Hmmm...maybe I shouldn't hate on those comparisons in the future?

  8. Wow, what an eclectic array of Monday Musts! I will definitely check out that instagram account. The miniatures look amazing. Have a great week.

  9. So I am super excited to check out the Instagram account you posted about, her mini dioramas look so interesting!

  10. Mae Cedà's mini dioramas are so cute! I'm looking forward to checking out her new instagram acc. It's pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    - Eli @ The Silver Words


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