Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #228: Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are back in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today."

A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous few weeks--with a bloody murder, a terrible loss, and startling revelations about Holmes--Russell is feeling a bit unbalanced herself. The last thing she wants is to deal with the mad, and yet, she can't say no.

The Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, yet she seemed to be improving--or at least, finding a point of balance in her madness. So why did she disappear? Did she take the family's jewels with her, or did someone else? The Bedlam nurse, perhaps?

The trail leads Russell and Holmes through Bedlam's stony halls to the warm Venice lagoon, where ethereal beauty is jarred by Mussolini's Blackshirts, where the gilded Lido set may be tempting a madwoman, and where Cole Porter sits at a piano, playing with ideas...

Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King is due to be released June 12, 2018 from Bantam. This is number 15 in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series.

Why am I waiting on this one? It sounds interesting from asylums to Venice. I haven't tried this series yet, but I am willing to give this one a go and see if I like it enough to go back and read the series from the beginning. From the information on the Goodreads page it sounds like the characters have grown and developed as the series progresses.That intrigues me as well as far as reading the previous mysteries goes.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. I haven’t heard of this one yet. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad you find it interesting. Hope you enjoy your pick as well! It looks intriguing.