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 Postscript Murders – Book 2 of the Harbinder Kaur series by Elly Grittiths -release date 1st October
#crime #literary murder mystery #police procedural
BLURB: PS: thanks for the murders.
The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka’s account of Peggy Smith’s death. But when Natalka reveals that Peggy lied about her heart condition and that she had been sure someone was following her… And that Peggy Smith had been a ‘murder consultant’ who plotted deaths for authors, and knew more about murder than anyone has any right to…
And when clearing out Peggy’s flat ends in Natalka being held at gunpoint by a masked figure… Well then DS Harbinder Kaur thinks that maybe there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all.
From the sleepy seaside town of Shoreham, to the granite streets of Edinburgh and the shores of Lake Baikal, The Postscript Murders is a literary mystery for fans of Antony Horowitz, Agatha Christie and anyone who’s ever wondered just how authors think up such realistic crimes…
PS: Trust no one.
I’m a fan of Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series – see my reviews of The Crossing Places and The Janus Stone – so when I saw this was the second book in a new series, I immediately requested it. I hoping to read the audiobook edition of the first book, The Stranger Diaries first. Is anyone else an Elly Griffiths fan?
Looks like a great read, thank you for sharing! I’m in the mood for a thriller and with a literary angle as well I don’t need much further persuasion 📚❤️ X
Thank you, Florence:). It was that literary angle that swing it for me, too.
This sounds good Sarah. I have The Stranger Diaries on my kindle, I will have to read it to see if I want to continue with the series.
Yes – I’m hoping that I enjoy it, too, Carla:))
I’ve not read this author but this sounds good and I hope you love it.
Thank you, Lynn:))
I’ve never read this author, but I want to know if “murder consultant ” is a real thing😁
Given that this is a contemporary straight murder mystery (no Fantasy or near future) I’m guessing it is…
Murder consultant? Now that catches my attention!
I know! It was a literary aspect of this one that caught my attention, other than the fact that it’s written by an author I really enjoy, of course.
I’ve not read anything by this author but I do have a copy of The Stranger Diaries and didn’t realise it was the first in a series. I’m now keen to read it in readiness for book 2 . I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you, Hayley – I hope you enjoy it, too:))
What a great cover. I haven’t read the first one in the series, but I’m definitely checking it out now. Sounds thrilling. Hope you enjoy!
Thank you, Christopher:). It sounds like it could be fun, doesn’t it?
I wanna read more books in these genres so thanks for sharing! 😀
You’re welcome, Stephanie:). Yes, an interesting murder mystery is always welcome, isn’t it?
I haven’t read her books before, but I have friends who read everything she writes as soon as they can get their hands on her books. One of these days I’ll try her myself! This does sound good. It’s been too long since I’ve read a mystery like this. I hope you love it when you read it, Sarah. Have a great week.
Thank you, Wendy:)). I’m looking forward to reading this one, as I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read of hers to date. And this one sounds particularly intriguing.
Sounds great and maybe I need to check out the first one in this series.
Yes – I’ve just got hold of the audio version of the first book, Barb. Fingers crossed we both enjoy it!
I’ve always heard good things about her Ruth Galloway series but haven’t tried her books yet. The comparison to Agatha Christie definitely has me curious about this new series.
I haven’t seen much similarity in her writing with Christie in her Ruth Galloway series – but perhaps this one is different!
This one’s new to me, but ha! I love the blurb!
It sounds great, doesn’t it? I’m really looking forward to tucking into this one:))
I’ve read one of the Ruth Galloway books and really enjoyed it. This looks like a good one! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it.
Thank you, Katherine – I’m really looking forward to reading it, too:)).
A new series to me, this looks like it will be my kind of book!
I’m looking forward to tucking into this one, too, Heather:))