Oh I’m so excited about both books this month. I feel like both of these books would be the most perfect autumnal reads but it’s unlikely I’ll be able to hold off until then. Especially The Library of the Dead.
London’s latest art installation is a real killer . . .
An underground artist leaves three glass cabinets in Trafalgar Square that contain a gruesome installation: the corpses of three homeless men. With the artist promising more to follow, newly-promoted Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, must race against time to follow what few clues have been left by a savvy killer. As more bodies are exhibited at London landmarks and live streamed on social media, Archer and Quinn’s pursuit of the elusive killer becomes a desperate search. But when Archer discovers that the killer might be closer than she originally thought – she realises that he has his sights set firmly on her . . .
He is creating a masterpiece. And she will be the star of his show.The Art of Death by David Fennell
This edition is absolutely beautiful and I love the silver foil fabulousness! I’m in two minds about hardcovers without a dust jacket. I like the protection a jacket provides but the finish on this should make it so that it doesn’t need it. I don’t know know, I always feel like the book is missing something!
February GSFF – The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights #1) by T.L. Huchu (no link as it’s currently sold out)
Sixth Sense meets Stranger Things in T. L. Huchu’s The Library of the Dead, a sharp contemporary fantasy following a precocious and cynical teen as she explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh.
When a child goes missing in Edinburgh’s darkest streets, young Ropa investigates. She’ll need to call on Zimbabwean magic as well as her Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. But as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?
When ghosts talk, she will listen…
Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children–leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.
She’ll dice with death (not part of her life plan…), discovering an occult library and a taste for hidden magic. She’ll also experience dark times. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets, and Ropa’s gonna hunt them all down.The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu
This book is just soooooo gorgeous! Those sprayed edges are a thing of beauty and that mint green cover! I’m honestly so excited to read this and a part of me wants to but the ebook because I don’t want anything to happen to this edition. I just can’t get over those edges!