Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. So I have a while to wait!

I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

a scandal in scarlet by vicki delanyA Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany

Series: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #4

Published by Crooked Lane Books

Publishing date: November 13

Genre: Mystery, Cozy

Synopsis: Walking her dog Violet late one night, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop, acts quickly when she smells smoke outside the West London Museum. Fortunately no one is inside, but it’s too late to save the museum’s priceless collection of furniture, and damage to the historic house is extensive. Baker Street’s shop owners come together to hold an afternoon auction tea to raise funds to rebuild, and Great Uncle Arthur Doyle offers a signed first edition of The Valley of Fear. 

Cape Cod’s cognoscenti files into Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room, owned by Gemma’s best friend, Jayne Wilson. Excitement fills the air (along with the aromas of Jayne’s delightful scones, of course). But the auction never happens. Before the gavel can fall, museum board chair Kathy Lamb is found dead in the back room. Wrapped tightly around her neck is a long rope of decorative knotted tea cups—a gift item that Jayne sells at Mrs. Hudson’s. Gemma’s boyfriend in blue, Ryan Ashburton, arrives on the scene with Detective Louise Estrada. But the suspect list is long, and the case far from elementary. Does Kathy’s killing have any relation to a mysterious death of seven years ago? 


I’ve read one of this mystery series and liked it. I’ve bought another in the series so I’m happy to see this one coming out soon. Vicki Delany is also the author of one of my favorite mystery series–the Constable Molly Smith series.

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.

14 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany”

  1. I love a good cozy mystery, and this sounds great. I have heard good things about Vicki Delany’s books, but haven’t read one yet. I hope you love this one! Have a great day!


  2. Oh, yes! I love Vicki’s Molly Smith books and know that she is more focused now on other series. However, I miss them. I’ve not yet tried this series, but I need to get busy with it since there are not that many to catch up on. Nice pick!


  3. This sounds so fun, and I love the seaside setting, and the sound of the bookstore too. The cat leaning out the window on the cover is cute. 🙂


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