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 – Death Among the Diamonds – Book 1 of the Cressida Fawcett Mystery series by Fliss Chester – release date – 21st September, 2022
#historical cosy murder mystery #feisty heroine
BLURB: Everyone in 1920s London knows the Honourable Cressida Fawcett: fiercely independent (though never apart from her little pug Ruby), lover of martinis and interior designer extraordinaire. She’s solved many crimes of fashion… so how about murder?
Cressida Fawcett is heading to the English countryside for a weekend of cocktails and partying at her friend’s glamorous mansion, the location of a recent diamond heist. But just hours after her arrival, Cressida is woken by an almighty scream. Rushing to the landing, she looks down into the great hall to find a trembling maid standing next to the body of Harry, the friendly young chandelier cleaner…
I’m omitting the final two paragraphs of the blurb, as it suddenly gets far too chatty. I prefer to discover who exactly did what to whom between the covers, rather than in precis form on the back of the book. Although this time around, I’ve been lucky enough to land an audio arc of this one. I’m particularly enjoying historical murder mysteries right now as one of my chosen forms of escapism – and I’m really looking forward to tucking into the first audiobook in this series. Has anyone else got hold of this one?
I’m not familiar with this but it sounds like great fun. And bonus points for the pug😁
Thank you, Tammy – yes… stories that feature entertaining pets are always fun if done well.
I love mysteries set in that time period. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you enjoy it!
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It’s a wonderful era, so long as it’s done well – so I’m hoping this is a good ‘un, Laura:)).
I love historical cozies, so I’ll have to add this one to my list. Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Thank you, Ashley – yes… I’m really looking forward to tucking into this one:).
I love the cover! Gorgeous. And it sounds very intriguing, so this goes straight onto my wishlist. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Hope you are well.
Thank you, Vi:). And – yes, I’m keeping well other than feeling very tired as I’m still horribly unfit after spending best part of a year in bed!!
This sounds like a fun read and I love the 1920’s time period. 🙂
Historical cozies are the best!
Come see what I’m waiting for!
They are great fun, aren’t they?