Murder by the Book review ë 106

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And not just from the grumpy woman who runs the bakery next door A car nearly runs Addie down Someone steals a copy of Alice in Wonderland Then Addie's friend Serena who owns a nearby tea shop is arrested for killing another local merchant The police seem pretty sure they've got the story in hand but Addie's not going to let them close the book on this case without a figh. Addie an unlikable character I might say has tragic deaths in her recent past and inherits a large home and money in a small town with her last name Somehow she doesn't remember anything about the town or of her recently deceased great aunt but decides to move to the town and open a store of curios and used books both rare and valuable books Then mystery and uestionable murders happen seeming to revolve around her Problems I had with this book are many First she's been there for a month working all the time setting up her store but never bothered to meet the business neighbors she's next to but as soon as she opens her doors she is instantly bffs with one and enemies with the other Also she is constantly leaving the shop when are the shoppers supposed to buy anything Secondly she is a self entitled know it all rude and about as cuddly as a cactus One minute she is attracted to the police chief the next she is rude and rebuffs any friendly attempt from him but gets all pissed when he doesn't hold her after she is held at gun point plus she keeps butting into official police business She has multiple chances to ask others about the mysterious strangers identity or even take a photo to ask later but she doesn't but then the mystery would have been solved uickly She knows someone is stalking her lives in an isolated house yet leaves the doors unlocked On to the stalker robbers book thief These are the worst international thieves ever They are in the area before she moves there but don't find what they want They break in to her store and home but only when she's there not when she's gone from either place They also supposedly have been in this business for several years they just aren't good at itLastly myself as a book lover Addie recognizes a semi valuable book stolen from her store by the sticker from her shop on the cover Nobody would place a store price sticker on a cover of a book worth something Maybe on a jacket protector not on the coverLastly why do writers think that having a strong female lead character means she has to be rude arrogant and know it all's I didn't come to even remotely like her and had to force myself to finish this To the police chief run run uickly away

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Murder by the BookAddie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library she even got to play detective tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes But she didn't expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town Addie left some painful memories behind in the big city including the unsolved murder of her fiancé and her father's fatal car acci. November 11 2018 DID NOT FINISHStopped at 20% Read some of the end and it was just so ludicrous I am so glad I didn't waste my timeZERO STARS First I am glad that I got this as a NetGalley ARC and that I didn't actually pay money for it Second I am VERY glad that the audiobook was on Hoopla so I didn't pay money for that either because I would so be returning it if I had paid good money for this Third I realize I am going to be in the minority here considering all the 4 and 5 star reviews I am seeing Clearly we are not reading the same book The things I didn't like about this book1 The main character CAN anyone be stupider I find it hard to believe that she ever lived in a big city Ever She is careless overly naive to the point of being stupid and has the poor me WHY is this happening to me kind of attitude She grated on my last nerve When two women CLEARLY run a con on her to get her keys she is so clueless about it I wanted to both scream and bang my head against my desk Someone one like that NEVER worked and lived in a big city like Boston or London Sigh 2 Freaking romance Again Seriously The main character and the coppolice chiefdetective This story line arc is getting seriously old and I sure wish authors would figure that out P L E A S E 3 The even ditzier best friend who she meets and two seconds later they are best friends like they have known each other their whole lives even though someone is breaking into her shop and trying to run her down she immediately believes that it CANNOT be this girl blah blah blah I actually like Serena better than Addie but still 4 The fact that almost everyone in this town has a GINORMOUS chip on their freaking shoulders and they are all just mean Plain and simple they are a very mean bunch And they do not care who they hurt with their words and actions I am not sure why Addie would even want to stay there to be honest because they are horrible Their snide remarks harsh criticism and just plain meanness was a huge turnoff from the beginning and just continued to be as I read on 5 The endingreveal Because I read ahead No Just no SO glad I didn't waste my time for THAT Puh LEESEWhat I liked about this book You get the picture I will not be reading the next one in the series there is a spoiler chapter at the end and it is clearly of exactly the same as was in this book EXACTLY Pass Pass P A S S Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Publishing for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Murder by the Book review ë 106 Õ Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library—she even got to play detective tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes But she didn't expect her sleuthing skills to come in so handy in a little seaside town Addie left some painful memories behind in the big city including the unDent After an unexpected inheritance from a great aunt she's moved to a small New England town founded by her ancestors back in colonial times and living in spacious Greyborne Manor on a hilltop overlooking the harbor Best of all her aunt also left her countless first editions and other treasures providing an inventory to start her own storeBut there's trouble from day one. This was a light fairly fast mostly fun read but very much a novice writer Too many bitten lips putting of a strand of hair behind an ear on the romance side it called attention to itself and made the romantic scenes feel clunky to me I liked the bookstore the rare books aspect the small town politics felt like one layer complicating things Many of the characters were stock stereotypical without clear motivation or depth I wanted to like this book than I did I thought New England bookstores would be right up my alley but the author needs to hone her writing could use some time with an editor