Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Murder on the Poet’s Walk 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.

Title: Murder on the Poet’s Walk

Series: Book Retreat Mysteries #8

Author: Ellery Adams

Genre: Mystery

Publication Date: September 27, 2022

Publisher: Kensington Books


When corpses clutching poems begin turning up around Storyton Hall, resort manager Jane Steward is on the trail of someone exercising poetic license to kill . . .

As Jane eagerly anticipates the wedding of her best friend Eloise Alcott, Storyton Hall is overrun with poets in town to compete for a coveted greeting card contract. They’re everywhere, scrawling verses on cocktail napkins in the reading rooms or seeking inspiration strolling the Poet’s Walk, a series of trails named after famous authors. But the Tennyson Trail leads to a grim surprise: a woman’s corpse drifting in a rowboat on a lake, a crumpled copy of “The Lady of Shallot” in her lifeless fist.

When a second body is discovered, also holding a page from a poetry book, a recurring MO emerges. Fortunately, Jane is well versed in sleuthing and won’t rest until she gives the killer a taste of poetic justice . . .

My thoughts:

Y’all know how much I adore Ellery Adams’s Secret, Book, and Scone Society books: here and here. So I can’t wait to dive into her Book Retreat series with Murder on the Poet’s Walk! Books and bodies, you can’t go wrong with that.

What upcoming release are you excited about? Share in the comments!

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11 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Murder on the Poet’s Walk by Ellery Adams

  1. This sounds great. I enjoy reading cozy mysteries as well. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great day 🙂

  2. Some of the best stories involve books and bodies. I love those kind of books too. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Cindy Davis says:

    I want to try this series, I have not read her books yet, but I haven’t had a chance to get/read the first one! Have a great week!

  4. Ashley S. says:

    This sounds like such a great cozy mystery. I really need to check out this author soon. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! 🙂

  5. Nice! That’s a new to me one! I hope you enjoy it once you get to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my CWW!

  6. I love cozy mysteries, this sounds great. Now I have a new series to add to my tbr list.

  7. I don’t read many cozy mysteries but this definitely sounds like a series I would love. 🙂

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