Thursday, May 6, 2021

Books from the Backlog -

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  The Shroud Maker by Kate Ellis

Blurb:  A year after the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found floating out to sea in a dinghy. The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a 14th century Mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. Now it seems like death and mystery have returned to haunt the town. Could there be a link between the two women? One missing, one brutally murdered? And is there a connection to a fantasy website called Shipworld which features Palkin as a supernatural hero with a sinister, faceless nemesis called the Shroud Maker? When archaeologist Neil Watson makes a grim discovery on the site of Palkin's warehouse, it looks as if history might have inspired the killer. And it is only by delving into the past that Wesley comes to learn a truth that will bring mortal danger in its wake.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I have so many books by this author and I always enjoy them but for some reason I very rarely pick one up.


  1. I don't think that I have rad this author before but this book sounds like something that I would enjoy. I hope that you like this one when you do get the chance to read it!

  2. I like the sound of this book. I’m going to add this author to my list. I’ve been trying to read through the many books in our home lately!

    With the remodel, Loki & Lodi g my wallet seems there’s always something to keep me from reading as much as I used to. That needs to change.

  3. This sounds really good and I love the cover! I was thinking about reading it but when I saw it was #18 out of 25, I changed my mind. I have to read a series in order.

  4. Sometimes a book like this is just the right read, especially if some previous reads have been the slower sort.