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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Quiet Neighbors



This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published.  It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.




The book I'm sharing this week is a new one by an author, Catriona McPherson, that I've recently seen at the Left Coast Crime Convention (and that's her photo above).  I've not read any of her books as yet, but I'm eager to do so.  My pick this week is:




Publication Date: April 8th

It's the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard.  Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation.  Now, in the depths of winter, when she has to run away, Lowell's chaotic bookshop in that backwater of a town is the safe place she runs to.

Jude needs a bolt-hole; Lowell needs an assistant and, when an affordable rental is thrown in too, life begins to look up.  The gravedigger's cottage isn't perfect for a woman alone but at least she has quiet neighbors.

Quiet, but not silent.  The long dead and the books they left behind both have tales to tell and the dusty rooms of the bookshop are not the haven they seem to be.  Lowell's past and Jude's present are a dangerous cocktail of secrets and lies and someone is coming to light the taper that could destroy everything.

34 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting. Will definitely check it out! :)

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    1. I agree, Kayla. That cover alone...

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    1. Yes, me too, Catherine. I got that far in the blurb and said, OK...

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  3. I have this one coming up! It looks really good and the Crime Convention sounds really interesting. I hope you get this one soon! I couldn't resist the combination of a bookstore, a graveyard, and the spooky cover!

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    1. Oh good! I loved that cover and then the bookshops and staying in a gravedigger's cottage...all sound fun. And spooky. Stay tuned for more about the mystery convention. The posts begin tomorrow. :-)

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  4. I have an ARC of this I hope to read this month. I love the creepy cover and hey, it involves books so it can't be half bad.

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    1. You and I are on the same wavelength, Barb.

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  5. A book about books sounds fantastic!

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  6. Sounds good, especially the bookstore setting.

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    1. Yes, that was my thought as well, Carol.

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  7. I have only read one book by McPherson and I need to read more of them.

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    1. I'm looking forward to trying her books. She has a great voice - Scottish - and is so funny.

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  8. I like McPherson's style; she really pulls you into her settings. I enjoyed this one (I mean--setting the novel in a famous *real* book town--what's not to like?), but I liked her first book better.

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    1. Exactly. She writes a historical mystery series and then also these standalones that are more traditional?

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  9. I love books about books and bookstores. I'll have to look for this!

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    1. I think we are all attracted to books about books, right?

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  10. I like the sound of this one; I heard about it on another blog. Now I'll also look into her other titles, so thanks!

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  11. Have to say, I love everything about the intro. How cool that you got to see the author!

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    1. She was great. Her voice is so wonderful - Scottish - and she is quite funny.

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  12. That definitely sounds good!

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  13. I like the bookshop setting and the cover alone is enough to entice me!

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    1. I know. I love that cover. Quiet neighbors indeed.

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  14. Ooh, I love mysteries set in bookstores. This one has that feel to it also - old books, cemeteries - such a spooky setting. I will have to look for this.

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    1. I know. Just the cover alone - those neighbors are certainly quiet, right?

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  15. I'm looking forward to this one too!

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  16. This sounds brilliant - I have Catriona's book The Day She Died on my kindle to read (very) soon.

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    1. I have meant to read her books for a long, long time. She was so funny to listen to at the conference. Love, love her voice.

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  17. I have one of her books before but from her series set in the 20s. Dandy McGliver I believe. It was cute but I wonder if she isn't writing that one anymore. Really looking forward to this one. Isn't that cover creepy?

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    1. I think she is still writing the Dandy series, but she's also writing these other stand alone books. And yes, the cover is indeed creepy. She was so funny to listen to. Quite a character.

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