Nov 08 2017

Can’t Wait Wednesday #16 That Old Black Magic

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 23 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!


The cover is drew to me this and once I read what it was about, I knew this would be something I would enjoy. I am always up for a good mystery, and the mystery of who put Bella in the tree sounds like one that will be interesting to unravel, especially with ritualistic aspects to the death. Can’t wait to read it.



That Old Black Magic
By Cathi Unsworth
Expected Publication: March 8th 2018
Published: Serpent’s Tail
Genre: Adult, Historical, Mystery
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April 1943: four boys playing in Hagley Woods, Essex make a gruesome discovery. Inside an enormous elm tree, there is the body of a woman, her mouth stuffed with a length of cloth. As the case goes cold, mysterious graffiti starts going up across the Midlands: ‘Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?’
To Ross Spooner, a police officer working undercover for spiritualist magazine Two Worlds, the messages hold a sinister meaning. He’s been on the track of a German spy ring who have left a trail of black magic and mayhem across England, and this latest murder bears all the hallmarks of an ancient ritual.
At the same time, Spooner is investigating the case of Helen Duncan, a medium whose messages from the spirit world contain highly classified information. As the establishment joins ranks against Duncan, Spooner must face demons from his own past, uncover the spies hiding beneath the fabric of wartime society – and confront those who suspect that he, too, may not be all he seems …




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23 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #16 That Old Black Magic”

  1. Literary Feline

    This one sounds like something I would enjoy. I like historical mysteries and the spiritualist angle intrigues me. I will definitely be looking for this one too! I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

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