Waiting on Wednesday: August 3

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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death-comes-to-the-fair-by-catherine-lloydDeath Comes to the Fair

by Catherine Lloyd

Series: Kurland St. Mary Mystery #4

Genre: Historical Mystery

Publication date: November 29

Synopsis: It’s harvest time in the village of Kurland St. Mary as Lucy and Robert prepare to take their vows—but a murderer has taken an unseasonable vow of vengeance . . .

As Miss Lucy Harrington, daughter of the village rector, and Major Sir Robert Kurland plan their nuptials, the major is beginning to wonder if he’ll ever hear wedding bells. He’s seen complex military campaigns that involved less strategy, and he’s finding Lucy’s meddling family maddening.

When the body of Ezekiel Thurrock, the church verger, is discovered crushed by a stone gargoyle that has fallen from the bell tower, the tragic death strikes a somber note and the wedding is delayed. But the evidence suggests this was no accident, and Lucy wonders if bad blood at the village fair had anything to do with the man’s mysterious demise, since there was much bitterness over Ezekiel’s prizewinning vegetables.

As Lucy and Robert uncover long-standing village feuds, the town’s dark secrets begin to take their toll and the couple soon finds they too are in grave danger . . .

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The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I’ve read the previous three mysteries in this series and really enjoyed them.
  • Lucy and Robert are finally getting married and I want to see that!
  • Prizes at a fair causing feuds? Sounds interesting!

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: August 3”

  1. I thought at first this was a harvest festival or Renaissance festival setting but then I read the synopsis again and realized it’s an historical mystery so must be set in those times. Either way it looks fun! I have to admit a setting like this always gets my attention!

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