Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Jenn's Pick: I Can't wait to have my hands on this!

Eight Perfect Murders
Eight  Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson
March 3rd, 2020

Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre’s most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack—which he titled “Eight Perfect Murders”—chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie’s A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin’s Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History.
But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookshop in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She’s looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal’s old list. And the FBI agent isn’t the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. The killer is out there, watching his every move—a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal’s personal history, especially the secrets he’s never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife.
To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects—and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn’t count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead—and the noose around Mal’s neck grows so tight he might never escape.

Ash's Pick: I need to read this NOW! 

Night Spinner (Night Spinner, #1)
Night Spinner by Addie Thorley
February 11th, 2020
Before the massacre at Nariin, Enebish was one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King’s Imperial Army: a rare and dangerous Night Spinner, blessed with the ability to control the threads of darkness. Now, she is known as Enebish the Destroyer―a monster and murderer, banished to a monastery for losing control of her power and annihilating a merchant caravan.

Guilt stricken and scarred, Enebish tries to be grateful for her sanctuary, until her adoptive sister, Imperial Army commander Ghoa, returns from the war front with a tantalizing offer. If Enebish can capture the notorious criminal, Temujin, whose band of rebels has been seizing army supply wagons, not only will her crimes be pardoned, she will be reinstated as a warrior.

Enebish eagerly accepts. But as she hunts Temujin across the tundra, she discovers the tides of war have shifted, and the supplies he’s stealing are the only thing keeping thousands of shepherds from starving. Torn between duty and conscience, Enebish must decide whether to put her trust in the charismatic rebel or her beloved sister. No matter who she chooses, an even greater enemy is advancing, ready to bring the empire to its knees.


  1. Both of these titles are new to me and I am excited to learn more! Thanks for sharing about them. :)

  2. Neither books nor authors I'm familiar with. In fact I'd go as far as to say other than the name Peter Swanson I don't think I've ever come across them before on any of the social media sites. Of the two books though it is only Ash's choice, Night Spinner, that appeals to me in any way. Loving the cover design and Enebish sounds like the sort of complex character I like. Meanwhile the cover of Eight Perfect Murders doesn't speak to me nor the synopsis excite me in any way.

  3. I like the sound of both, and Night Spinner has quite the charming cover!
    I hope you both enjoy these great picks when you get the chance to read them :)

  4. Ooh nice picks! Both are new to me ones! I hope you both enjoy your pick!

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  5. I am so hyped for Eight Perfect Murders! It really just sounds like my type of read. Also, it makes me want to try the books mentioned in it.

    czai @ the Blacksheep Reader

  6. Night Spinner has such a cool cover! And you don't have to wait very long for it, either!

  7. they both look good. i have read some of swanson's work and enjoyed it. hope you do too
    sherry @ fundinmental


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