Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #51: A Pair of Titles: One Dark and One Light

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This week I am waiting on 2 titles. One is a little darker than the other. The first one that I am looking forward to reading is called The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen. It's edited by Ellen Datlow who is one of the best editors out there and will be published by Tachyon Publications October 14. 2014.

From the publisher: 

What happens after the closing credits and before the lights go out?  When you turn off your TV, but still aren’t able to sleep?

The credits have rolled, but the lights are still off. Something is lurking on the other side of the screen. There are dark secrets, starving monsters, and haunted survivors who refuse to be left on the cutting room floor. But that’s okay, right? After all, everybody loves the movies…. Here are twenty-three terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life—and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz and she’s made some unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what—and who—gets cut? These award-winning, bestselling authors will take you to the darkest depths of the theater and beyond.

The other book I am waiting on is the first in a new series: Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger. It's due to be released November 18, 2014 from Alibi. It sounds like it's a light, fun mystery with a good sense of humor. I am hoping it will live up to it. 

 From the publisher:
Move over, Miss Marple—Mark Reutlinger’s charming cozy debut introduces readers to the unforgettable amateur sleuth Rose Kaplan and her loyal sidekick, Ida.
Everyone knows that Rose Kaplan makes the best matzoh ball soup around—she’s a regular matzoh ball maven—so it’s no surprise at the Julius and Rebecca Cohen Home for Jewish Seniors when, once again, Mrs. K wins the honor of preparing the beloved dish for the Home’s seder on the first night of Passover.
But when Bertha Finkelstein is discovered facedown in her bowl of soup, her death puts a bit of a pall on the rest of the seder. And things go really meshugge when it comes out that Bertha choked on a diamond earring earlier stolen from resident Daisy Goldfarb. Suddenly Mrs. K is the prime suspect in the police investigation of both theft and murder. Oy vey—it’s a recipe for disaster, unless Rose and her dear friend Ida can summon up the chutzpah to face down the police and solve the mystery themselves.

So what book are you waiting on this week? Leave a link and/or a title in the comments below.

1 comment:

  1. The cutting room sounds really interesting! I might have to check it out!

    By the way, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! :)