Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #5

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My first Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is Death and the Courtesan by Pamela Christie. I adore steamy historicals about courtesans as much as I love historical mysteries, so I'm on pins and needles waiting for this delicious looking blend of the two!

Death and the Courtesan
Blurb: Pamela Christie's sparkling historical mystery goes beyond the modest drawing rooms of Regency London in the company of the city's most esteemed and scandalous courtesan. . .

Since the age of sixteen, Arabella Beaumont has been happily employed as a highly paid woman of pleasure. True, respectable ladies of the ton would never deign to call at Lustings, her delightful home. Then again, Arabella has no desire to make dreary small talk and sip tea when she could be enjoying the company of amusing, intelligent, and extremely generous gentlemen.

But while Arabella's admirers are legion, she also has enemies. A paper knife stolen during one of her salons was discovered near the body of a former rival. Arabella was entertaining her wealthy benefactor on the night of the murder, but the engaged duke can't provide the alibi she desperately needs. It falls to Arabella and her resourceful sister, Belinda, to clear her good--or at least innocent--name. Utilizing all the talents in her arsenal, the irrepressible Miss Beaumont will endeavor to catch the real culprit, before the hangman catches up to her. . .

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 5/28/2013


My second pick is Of Grave Concern: An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery by Max historical mystery with a western twist!

Of Grave Concern: An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery
Blurb: It’s the spring of 1877 and Ophelia Wylde is a woman on the run. Driven from Chicago for having almost conned a noted industrialist out of a few thousand dollars through a series of spectacular but fake séances, she takes the first train west and finds herself in Dodge City. The rough-hewn cattle town has never seen anyone like Ophelia, a diminutive red-haired spiritualist with a Southern twang who travels with a pet raven and claims to talk to the dead. But when Ophelia’s confronted with the real ghost of a murdered girl , she discovers her talents are greater than she ever pretended -- and teams up with Dodge City’s most notorious bounty hunter to track down the killer.

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 7/2/2013


Unknown said...

These both sound like they will be pretty good. Enjoy. Nice picks. :)

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

These both look like fun! I'm a little more drawn to the second one because of the paranormal element.