Waiting on Wednesday 01/20/21

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell (June 1st, 2021 by Penguin Books)

Lucky folks in the UK will be getting this one real soon, but thank goodness it’s only a few more months to wait for those of us stateside!

A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead – and to try and identify their killers – in this beguiling new tale from the queen of Gothic fiction, Laura Purcell

As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another… Why is the killer seemingly targeting her business?

Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them. But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead they may have opened the door to something that they can never put back.”

17 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 01/20/21”

  1. “As the age of the photograph dawns” caught my eye. 🙂 It would have to be an interesting time to be a silhouette artitst, not sure what will come of your line of work. But then to have your clientelle murdered? Yeah, I’m curious.


  2. Ooh a new Purcell. I have yet to read any of her stuff but I’ve heard great things about her writing. I have one book in my TBR, I should probably get to that one soon. Hope you enjoy this one!


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