Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - The Wicked Boy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming release that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

Publisher: Penguin Press
Author: Kate Summerscale
Release Date:  July 12, 2016

In the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The boys told neighbors they had been left home alone while their mother visited family in Liverpool, but their aunt was suspicious. When she eventually she forced the brothers to open the house to her, she found the badly decomposed body of their mother in a bedroom upstairs. Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. 

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So if I haven't mentioned it before, True Crime books are my weakness, especially ones set in days past that have been generally forgotten.  Add in the fact it's a Victorian era crime and it hits all the right points.  I'm waiting on this book for two reasons.  The most obvious is that it's yet to be released, but the second is before I run off and buy another True Crime book, I should probably read the stack I already have.  We'll see how strong I am about the later if I come across this bad boy in the bookstore.

What's everyone else got this week?  Am I missing out on something golden??


  1. Hope you enjoy this one when you can! It sounds like a chilling but fascinating read.


    1. Thanks! I think it's going to be extra creepy because it's about kids. Very Children of the Corn.

  2. Huh. Never heard of it. However, it sounds just a wee bit too scary for me. lol. Hope you enjoy it. :)

    Rachelle @ Shell's Stories