Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (WOW) April 11, 2012

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

I am waiting for Murder On Fifth Avenue, the latest Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson.  This is another series where one book a year is published.  This one is due out on May 1, 2012 and I have it on pre-order from Amazon.

Here is what Goodreads has to say about Murder on Fifth Avenue:

Sarah Brandt’s family is one of the oldest in New York City, and her father, Felix Decker, takes his position in society very seriously. He still refuses to resign himself to his daughter being involved with an Irish Catholic police detective. But when a member of his private club — the very exclusive Knickerbocker — is murdered, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to solve the crime as discreetly as possible.

Malloy soon discovers that despite his social standing, the deceased — Algernon Abernathy — was no gentleman. In fact, he’s left behind his own unofficial club of sorts, populated by everyone who despised him. As he and Sarah sort through the suspects, it becomes clear to her that her father is evaluating more than the detective’s investigative abilities, and that, on a personal level, there is much more at stake for Malloy than discovering who revoked Abernathy’s membership — permanently


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one...and the cover really grabs me, too. Enjoy!


Patricia said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but I hope you'll enjoy it! :)

Patricia // My WOW

ellepaulette said...

I have to agree, this does sound like a book worth waiting for!

Thanks for sharing,
Dani (new GFC follower)

Marlene Harris said...

Ooh, this sounds neat. It also sounds like an American version of Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries, which I just love. OMG there are 11 of the Thompson. Talk about a tower to add to the TBR!!!

JC Jones said...

I guess we both keep adding to each others TBR pile. That's what happens when we have simular reading tastes.