Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (84)

"Waiting on" Wednesday" is weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming anticipated releases.

January 10, 2017

FROM GOODREADS:  The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror.

Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer in Whitechapel, is an independent woman with dark secrets. In the privacy of her studio, she supplements her meager income by taking illicit “boudoir photographs” of the town's local ladies of the night. But when two of her models are found gruesomely murdered within weeks of one another, Sarah begins to suspect it's more than mere coincidence.

Teamed with a motley crew of friends--including a street urchin, a gay aristocrat, a Jewish butcher and his wife, and a beautiful young actress--Sarah delves into the crime of the century. But just as she starts unlocking the Ripper's secrets, she catches the attention of the local police, who believe she knows more than she's revealing, as well as from the Ripper himself, now bent on silencing her and her friends for good.

Caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer, Sarah races through Whitechapel's darkest alleys to find the truth...until she makes a shocking discovery that challenges everything she thought she knew about the case. Intelligent and utterly engrossing, Laura Joh Rowland's Victorian mystery The Ripper's Shadow will keep readers up late into the night.

WHY I'M WAITING:  All my blogging friends know how much I like tales about Lizzie Borden and Jack the Ripper so this one automatically went on the wishlist the minute I saw it. 

What are you waiting for this week? 


  1. Yes, I can totally see why you picked this:-) Looks good, even though I don't read mysteries that much. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds good. I hope you love it, Barb!

  3. Ooh this one looks intense. Jack the Ripper plus scandalous photos and a dark Victorian setting- looks like a winner. :)

  4. Cool pick! I love Jack the Ripper fiction, so thanks for putting this one on my radar :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. I'm a total sucker for anything Ripper related... will definitely have to add this to my list!

  6. Oh hello, new take on the Ripper story! Great choice!

  7. Oh, Barb, I must apologize for the late comment back....I've been pretty busy this week! :(

    As you know, this kind of book is definitely not my cup of tea, lol. I can understand how excited you are to read it, though, as I feel the same way about books I know I will love reading. So, I hope this book lives up to your expectations!! Enjoy!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my own WOW post!! And thanks for commenting on other posts, too!! I know....I owe you some more comments. Glad to return the favor!!

    Hope you all are having a GREAT Saturday!! Say "Hi" to "your boys" for me!! WOOF, WOOF!! <3 :)