Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.

This week’s can’t-wait book:

Title: Ink and Shadows

Author: Ellery Adams

Series: Secret, Book and Scone Society #4

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Publication Date: January 26, 2021

Publisher: Kensington

Length: 304 pages


Controversy erupts in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, when the owner of the local bookstore tries to play peacekeeper—but winds up playing detective instead…

Nora Pennington is known for her window displays, and as Halloween approaches, she decides to showcase fictional heroines like Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Madeline Miller’s Circe. A family-values group disapproves of the magical themes, though, and wastes no time launching a modern-day witch hunt. Suddenly, former friends and customers are targeting not only Nora and Miracle Books, but a new shopkeeper, Celeste, who’s been selling CBD oil products.

Nora and her friends in the Secret, Book, and Scone Society are doing their best to put an end to the strife—but then someone puts an end to a life. Though the death is declared an accident, the ruling can’t explain the old book page covered with strange symbols and disturbing drawings left under Nora’s doormat, a postcard from an anonymous stalker, or multiple cases of vandalism.

The only hope is that Nora can be a heroine herself and lead the Secret, Book, and Scone Society in a successful investigation—before more bodies turn up and the secrets from Celeste’s past come back to haunt them all . . . 

My thoughts:

Ellery Adams’s Secret, Book and Scone Society ranks very highly on my list of favorite cozy mystery series. From the first one, these books have just been magical. They have drawn me in, not only with well-told mysteries, but with the special bond of friendship that Nora and her friends share. Like last week’s entry, this book also involves a bookstore, and I am just a sucker for mysteries with literary aspects. I am ridiculously excited to read Ink and Shadows!

What say you? Yea or nay?

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7 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams

  1. The series name is everything to me “Secret, Book and Scone Society” 😍

  2. I am kicking myself for not starting this series yet. I have the first three books–so no excuse. I look forward to reading them and this one someday! I hope you enjoy Ink and Shadows when you read it!

  3. I love Halloween set cozies and I’ve heard good things about this series so I hope you love it!

  4. Greg says:

    Ooh I like Ellery Adams although I haven’t tried this series. I read most of her Books by the Bay and Storyton series. This one looks great, I want to try this series too!

  5. verushka says:

    Your review reminded me just how much i enjoyed the first book in this series when I was dipping my toes into the cosy mystery genre.

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