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
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 . . .
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?