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A Murder for the Books : A Blue Ridge Library Mystery

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Librarian Amy Webber must archive overdue crimes and deadly rumors before a killer strikes again in her new Virginia home in Victoria Gilbert's charming series debut.Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble. Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house's original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town's leading families... including her own. When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert's Blue Ridge Library mysteries.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 210mm
  • Crooked Lane Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 168331607X
  • 9781683316077
  • 635,773

About Victoria Gilbert

Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountain, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. She holds a B.A. in Theatre, an M.A. in Library Science, a second M.A. in Liberal Studies, and is a member of Sisters in Crime. When not writing or reading, she likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is currently the library director for a visual and performing arts university, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and some very spoiled cats. This is her first Blue Ridge Library mystery.show more

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Praise for A Murder for the Books "Gilbert's series kickoff offers an intricate mystery, an interesting look at the past, and a clever and determined heroine."--Kirkus Reviews "Captivating...Cozy fans will look forward to seeing more of the appealing Amy."--Publishers Weekly "Gilbert keeps readers wondering till the tale's rewarding conclusion, one that they will not see coming and that will leave them wanting more from the author."--IndiePicks Magazine "This book pulled me in from the first, humorous paragraph. Spunky librarian Amy will delight readers with her wit and research skills as she solves both modern day and historical murders. A captivating cast of secondary characters and a dollop of romance add spice to this promising debut. I can't wait for the next in the series."--Laura DiSilverio, national bestselling and award-winning author of the Readaholics Book Club mysteries "An intricately plotted library whodunit that both cozy readers and librarians will love!"--Amanda Flower, Agatha Award-winning author of Assaulted Caramel "Victoria Gilbert delivers an entertaining mystery with a sizzle of romance, a dash of history and a scintillating hint of the supernatural. Cozy readers will find all the right elements to curl up and have fun."--Victoria Abbott author of the award-winning Book Collector mysteries "Small towns hide big secrets, and Taylorsford is no exception--a perfect cozy setting with eccentric locals, a handsome neighbor, and a wise, determined librarian who turns detective to solve a decades-old murder. Great fun!"--Julia Buckley, author of the Writer's Apprentice mysteriesshow more