Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 18th July, 2018 #Brainfluffbookblog #Can’tWaitWednesday


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 – Kindred Spirits – Book 5 of the Gabriel Ash and Hazel Best series by Jo Bannister

#cosy mystery

A kidnap attempt outside the school gates in broad daylight convinces Gabriel Ash that his renegade wife is trying to steal their sons from him. Only the intervention of his friend Constable Hazel Best kept them safe. It’s a simple if alarming explanation, but is it the truth? Hazel uncovers disturbing information about another crime, the repercussions of which are still threatening innocent lives seventeen years later.

Once again Hazel finds herself at loggerheads with her superiors. Did they really conspire to protect a murderer? And this time she isn’t getting the support she needs from Ash. She’d thought they were kindred spirits: now she’s not sure what his motives are. One thing is certain: with her life in imminent danger, Hazel’s going to need friends like never before …

I enjoy cosy mysteries and I liked the sound of this one, so requested it on Netgalley – and found I’d done my regular trick of crashing midway into a series. Never mind… it’s a while since I’ve enjoyed a whodunit and I’m really looking forward to tucking into this one during the summer holidays.

24 responses »

  1. Mmm – cosy mysteries, they just sound so lovely – even though inevitably somebody will doubtless be murdered (queue dramatic music!). Hope you love this one.
    Lynn 😀

    • You’re welcome, Tammy:). I’m expecting it to be reasonably easy to get into – it’s rare that I have a real problem slotting into a series. But then, I’ve had lots of practice!

  2. I’m way behind on reading cosy mysteries and this one does sound like a great pick for a summer read! Hope it’s great! And an investigator possibly at odds with superiors is always a good tension element!

    • It’s one of my vices – crashing midway into series, so I’ve learnt to cope. Hopefully, it won’t be too much of a scramble – I generally manage to sort out some of the backstory without too much trouble:)

  3. This does sound VERY intriguing! Maybe I’m attracted to it because of the cover. I LOVE to see bookstores on covers!!

    I’ve been promising myself (as well as a couple of other bloggers, lol) that I would pick up a cozy mystery soon, and yet, I haven’t done so yet….. Ah, the woes of a bookworm…..LOL. You know the old saying (courtesy of Frank Zappa) : “So many books, so little time…..” 🙂 🙂

    Well, I’m adding this one to my Goodreads shelves! Thanks for featuring it!! ❤ ❤

    Btw, I am so sorry I haven't been commenting back on your blog regularly. Some real-life events have intervened. But I'm feverishly trying to catch up!

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

    • Absolutely no worries, Maria – if I were sufficiently organised (I’m not!) I’d probably keep track of all the folks who do or don’t comment and respond in kind. But as I don’t, I generally swing by folks whose blogs I really enjoy reading:))

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