Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday (130)

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.







FROM GOODREADS:  Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”
Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder. 
The two interwoven mysteries of this first book in the Truly Devious series dovetail brilliantly, and Stevie Bell will continue her relentless quest for the murderers in books two and three.
WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I really like the Academy setting and I think it sounds like a good mystery if done right.  I've not read anything by this author other than a winter novella, but I am very curious about her Jack the Ripper series.

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK????

54 comments:

  1. Oh this one sounds good and is going on my list!! :)

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  2. I do love a good prep school/academy novel as well and I love the sounds of this one! I hope it ends up being a good one!

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    1. Tons of people seem to love this setting so I think it will be a popular book.

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  3. This sounds like a good mystery. I haven't heard of it so I'll go and check it out!

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  4. I'd add this to my list too! I love a good mystery and this has a fun idea.

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    1. I liked it when I heard of it too.

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  5. This sounds like a unique thriller, and I have to agree, I also love school settings. Great choice!

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    1. Thanks Tammy and I think I am going to start the series for your feature this week - you convinced me!

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  6. Hope you'll enjoy it when you grab it!

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  7. I need a good thriller/mystery. Sounds great!

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    1. This may be the one for you then!

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  8. I really like the sound of this one - the premise is great and I'm always a sucker for a school/college setting.

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  9. OMG. I'm speechless!! What a unique, original, plot!!! And it's BRILLIANT, too!! Oh, I want this, Barb!! What an AMAZING pick this week!! The whole concept of a school full of riddles is SO FASCINATING!! Shades of Harry Potter!!

    I don't usually read mysteries, because my heart belongs to Sherlock Holmes, but THIS!! *GRABBY HANDS!!*

    Thanks for sharing this book!! I'm heading over to Goodreads right after this comment!! :) :) :)

    BTW, I'm participating with my other blog this week: MindSpirit Book Journeys.

    HUGS!!!!! AND "WOOF, WOOF" TO THOSE ADORABLE BOYS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. The boys love it when you stop by! Glad you enjoyed this week's pick. I know my horror ones aren't your thing so I'm always glad when you find something that interests you here!

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  10. A private school with a mystery sound like a good read for sure. Great pick.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's CWW

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  11. Oooh! This sounds like a great mystery book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. This sounds like a really great mystery! I love Academy settings, so I'm definitely adding this to my wishlist! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. I love a good mystery and this one looks like one that I will really enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing it. I will definitely be adding it to my TBR. :)

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  14. This does sound like a great read! Thanks for sharing about it :)

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  15. This sounds awesome!! Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  16. That sounds interesting. Will look forward to seeing your review.

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  17. Academy settings are super cool! I miss YA books set in boarding schools - those are usually really fun. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Barb. =)

    Check out my post!

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    1. You have a great week too Alyssa!

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  18. The cover's not doing anything for me, but the description sounds a lot more interesting!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. No, the cover, while pretty, tells very little about the book. So I think it could be better. To me, this looks like a temporary one - but I don't think it is.

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  19. I think you're right, done right it will be a good book. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

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  20. I've not yet read a book by Maureen Johnson, but I really need to since I always hear such great things. I love books set in private schools so this might be a good fit for me. Great pick!

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    1. I think I read a short story/novella by her once but it was Christmas related. Interested in reading something longer.

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  21. I'm not too much into crime books but yes I like the academy concept and anything with "devious" in the title ;-) hope you like it Barb!

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    1. Thanks. I'm willing to give this one a go. Sounds kind of unique.

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  22. Academy and Boarding school books do always seem to have a little something extra :) I hope you love it! My WoW

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  23. I do like a thriller every now and again and I like the idea of the academy setting Sounds good,
    Lynn :D

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    1. I find thrillers either hit or miss. Hope this one is a hit.

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  24. I enjoy school settings in mysteries, and this one sounds like it will be quite twisty and good. I will have to give it a try myself! Thanks for sharing, Barb.

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  25. You're right, the Academy setting and what sounds like a brilliant mystery definitely grab me too!

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