Can’t Wait for … A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley

In terms of reading, there’s nothing more comforting than a good cozy mystery. I mean, you know, setting aside the whole murder thing, they’re a lot of fun. Great characters in a quirky set of circumstances. An engaging plot that leaves me guessing. Plus, they usually take place in communities so idyllic and tightknit that I’d almost want to live there … just without all the murder.

This week, I stumbled across the start of a new series that seems to have all the hallmarks of the cozy mysteries I love. The only trouble—besides the murder? It’s not out until next year. I can’t wait.

Today I’m waiting for…

From the publisher:

Award-winning author Valerie Wilson Wesley launches a thrilling new mystery series set in New Jersey, featuring a multicultural cast, and starring a caterer-turned-realtor with the gift of second sight…

In the first of a thrilling new series, one woman’s extraordinary psychic gift plunges her already-troubled present into chaos–and puts her future in someone’s deadly sights…

Until now, Odessa Jones’ inherited ability to read emotions and foretell danger has protected her. But second sight didn’t warn her she would soon be a widow–and about to lose her home and the catering business she’s worked so hard to build. The only things keeping Dessa going are her love for baking and her sometimes-mellow cat, Juniper. Unfortunately, putting her life back together means taking a gig at an all-kinds-of-shady real estate firm run by volatile owner Charlie Risko…

Until Charlie is brutally killed–and Dessa’s bullied co-worker is arrested for murder. Dessa can’t be sure who’s guilty. But it doesn’t take a psychic to discover that everyone from Charlie’s much-abused staff to his long-suffering younger wife had multiple reasons to want him dead. And as Dessa follows a trail of lies through blackmail, dead-end clues, and corruption, she needs to see the truth fast–or a killer will bury her deep down with it.


Title: A Glimmer of Death
Author: Valerie Wilson Wesley
Publisher: Kensington Books
Expected Publication: January 26, 2021
Classification: Cozy Mystery

Wesley’s Website | Goodreads


Note: Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.

5 thoughts on “Can’t Wait for … A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley

  1. “In terms of reading, there’s nothing more comforting than a good cozy mystery. I mean, you know, setting aside the whole murder thing, they’re a lot of fun.” You are so right, Christopher. Occasionally I feel a little guilty enjoying them because of the crime, but I get over it pretty quickly. 😉

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    1. There was one I read a few months ago—completely blanking on the name at the moment—that felt like it had a body turning up every other chapter. It really had me going, ‘Oh yeah, the premise of these is pretty morbid.’ And yet, I still have a stack by my bed that I can’t wait to get around to.

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