Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday # 122: Murder at the 42nd Street Library by Con Lehane


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


Expected publication:
April 26th 2016 by Minotaur Books
The book I am waiting on this week is Murder at the 42nd Street Library by Con Lehane.

Synopsis from Goodreads

Murder at the 42nd Street Library opens with a murder in a second floor office of the iconic, beaux-arts flagship of the New York Public Library. Ray Ambler, the curator of the library's crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice.

In his search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler uncovers hidden--and profoundly disturbing--relationships between visitors to the library. These include a celebrated mystery writer who has donated his papers to the library's crime fiction collection, that writer's missing daughter, a New York society woman with a hidden past, and one of Ambler's colleagues at the world-famous library. Those shocking revelations lead inexorably to the tragic and violent events that follow.


Why am I waiting on this book? I love a good mystery set in a library. What better library to use than the New York Public Library? And the mystery sounds layered and interesting.  Combined it looks like it will make a good book.