Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine. Bloggers can share the soon-to-be-released books that they can't wait to read.
I often introduce a mystery I've read with the statement that I don't read many mysteries, but it's getting to the point where I have to give up that disclaimer because I'm starting to read a lot of mysteries. The thing is, they tend to be series and, once I begin a series, I usually stick with it. One new historical series that has me pretty well hooked is Catherine Lloyd's Kurland St. Mary Mystery Series. (See my reviews starting with Death Comes to the Village and then Death Comes to London.)
Book Three is: Death Comes to Kurland Hall.
The blurb from Goodreads is:
As wedding bells chime in Kurland St. Mary, a motley group of visitors descends on the village—and with a murderer on the prowl, some of them may not be returning home…
Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin’s wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy’s composure, and a meddling widow who has designs on her father, the village rector.
Wary of the cloying Mrs. Chingsford from the start, Lucy has doubts about the busybody’s intentions with her father. But everyone else seems to think they make an ideal match—until the courtship is curtailed when Mrs. Chingsford is found dead at the bottom of a staircase. It’s clear that it wasn’t an accident, and in hopes of finding the culprit, Lucy and Robert call a truce and begin scrutinizing the wedding guests.
But the widow left behind plenty of enemies, and when one of them is the next to turn up dead, Lucy and Robert discover that the truth is far more scandalous than anyone could have imagined…
Due out in November, it'll make a good Christmas present if I can hold out that long!