Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 28th March, 2018


40276268 – vintage old pocket watch and book

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

#historical #adventure #thriller #murder mystery

London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul’s is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer, and reluctant government informer.

In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul’s, in a tomb that should have been empty. The man’s body has been mutilated and his thumbs have been tied behind his back.

Under orders from the government, Marwood is tasked with hunting down the killer across the devastated city. But at a time of dangerous internal dissent and the threat of foreign invasion, Marwood finds his investigation leads him into treacherous waters – and across the path of a determined, beautiful and vengeful young woman.

I picked this one up because I liked the look of the cover – and when I saw it was a murder mystery set around the Great Fire of London, then it was a no-brainer that I would request it. I’m really looking forward to reading this one over the Easter break!

26 responses »

  1. WOW, this does sound awesome. I love that it is a murder mystery too. Tied his thumbs behind his back…They used to do that. I have to check this one out myself and yes, I do love the cover also.

    Mary my Can’t Wait Wednesday!

  2. I’ve been skipping these because I do not have access to books not released yet and could not participate. After I read this one, I discovered I’d been missing out on some good information; so, here I am, hopefully better late than never.

  3. That cover is distinctive! And a murder mystery in the time of the Great Fire does sound like a fascinating premise. I hope you get to this one over Easter and that’s it’s as good as it sounds.

  4. This sounds great. I’m always up for a good murder mystery and the setting grabbed my attention right away. I don’t think I’ve read any books set around the Great Fire of London. I look forward to seeing what you think of it!

  5. I don’t read this genre much, but that SURE is a GREAT cover!! So I might cave and give it a whirl! 🙂 🙂 Besides, London is one of those cities that I’ve ALWAYS wanted to visit!! Thanks for sharing this one!

    Thanks as well for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  7. History/mystery – what a great concept using the Great Fire – I mean, if you think about it you literally could have got away with murder that night.
    Hope you love it.
    Lynn 😀

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