First was Osprey Men-At-Arms #4: The Army of the German Empire 1870 – 1888 which deals with German military from when it was Prussian until the Kaiser put it all together. This is a really old book from the series; the art in the plates isn't nearly as good as it gets later, and the topic wasn't quite as engaging as other books from Osprey. I think it would be more interesting to those who are looking to game in the period covered.
Next was Osprey New Vanguard #4: Churchill Infantry Tank 1941 - 51 which covers much the same ground as a similar book from their Vanguard series, though they do it with better internal graphics. Moderately interesting due to the many variations of the tank.
Finally, The Game by Laurie King. It's been years since I last picked up one of her books to read, and I have to kick myself for getting so far behind. This is from her Mary Russell series of novels, which deals with a young American who becomes the wife of Sherlock Holmes and their adventures together. In this one, they end up in British India, looking for a lost agent. A good read, as were the other books in the series.