Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Today I have selected a novel that immediately grabbed my attention and in honor of this month of October I believe it fits the spooky factor. One look at the book cover and I was transfixed, amazed at how wicked creepy it was (see, I am such a cover coveter).Then I read the snyopsis and was a total goner.

01/26/12

THE PLEASURES OF MEN

by Kate Williams

ISBN-13: 978-0241951392



Spitalfields, 1840.
Catherine Sorgeiul lives with her Uncle in a rambling house in London's East End. She has few companions and little to occupy the days beyond her own colourful imagination. But then a murderer strikes, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair into their mouths to resemble a beak, leading the press to christen him The Man of Crows. And as Catherine hungrily devours the news, she finds she can channel the voices of the dead ... and comes to believe she will eventually channel The Man of Crows himself.

But the murders continue to panic the city and Catherine gradually realizes she is snared in a deadly trap, where nothing is as it first appears ... and lurking behind the lies Catherine has been told are secrets more deadly and devastating than anything her imagination can conjure.

With an elegant style and thrilling plot, The Pleasures of Men reveals the dark, beating heart of corrupt London during Queen Victoria's reign.



SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?



5 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams"

Jessica@a GREAT read wrote: October 12, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Haven't heard of this one! Hope you love it once it releases!!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

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Casey wrote: October 12, 2011 at 7:03 AM

I haven't heard of this one but it sounds fantastic! Adding to my wishlist. Great pick


Becky wrote: October 12, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I haven't heard of this one but it sounds awesome! I will looking forward to this one too. Great pick.


Mad Scientist wrote: October 12, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I have seen info on this one but I must admit that it is something that will be right in my bookish area of need. :) It looks like a great book!


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StephanieD wrote: October 14, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Stunned by this deliciously creepy cover. I'll be looking out for this little gem!


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