It is Waiting on Wednesday! This is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where everyone can discuss the upcoming books that they are eagerly awaiting…
The book I am waiting on is…
The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P.D. James
“Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time–swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author’s own word, add up to a delightful “entertainment.”
The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is “pure Agatha Christie.” . . . A “pedantic, respectable, censorious” clerk’s secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder . . . A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in fifty years earlier . . . Dalgliesh’s godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather’s mind about an inheritance, but which will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author’s sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex–not to say the most damning–aspects of human nature. A treat for P. D. James’s legions of fans and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a masterfully wrought whodunit.” quoted from: Goodreads
Why I am waiting: Who wouldn’t want to read more P.D. James? I am always up for a good crime novel, especially by one of the best. I, like many others, didn’t think we would have anymore from P.D. James and am pumped that there is another mystery yet to come.