Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t-Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases we can’t wait to read!

I eagerly await the release of Green For Danger, written by Christianna Brand and with an introduction by preeminent crime scholar Martin Edwards. I recently read a few of Christianna Brand’s short stories in a few different short story collections, and I am a big fan of her wit, humor, playfulness with the genre, and fresh point of view. Green For Danger is the latest entry into the British Library Crime Classics, which will be published on April 4, 2023.

It is 1942, and struggling up the hill to the new Kent military hospital Heron’s Park, postman Joseph Higgins is soon to deliver seven letters of acceptance for roles at the infirmary. He has no idea that the sender of one of the letters will be the cause of his demise in just one year’s time.

When Higgins returns to Heron’s Park with injuries from a bombing raid in 1943, his inexplicable death by asphyxiation in the operating theatre casts four nurses and three doctors under suspicion, and a second death in quick succession invites the presence of the irascible—yet uncommonly shrewd—Inspector Cockrill to the hospital. As an air raid detains the inspector for the night, the stage is set for a tense and claustrophobic investigation with a close-knit cast of suspects.


What new release strikes your fancy this week?

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