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Cant Judge a Book By Its Murder Main Street Book Club Mysteries #1Not every murder is by the bookAs Sugar Springs gears up for its all class high school reunion Mississippi bookstore owner Arlo Stanley prepares to launch her largest event a book signing with the town’s legendary alum and bestselling author Wally Harrison That’s when Wally is discovered dead outside of Arlo’s front door and her best friend. Sugar Springs in Mississippi was a small town where everyone knew everyone else The bookshop – Books and More – was owned and run by Arlo Stanley and her best friend Chloe with Chloe in charge of “and More” and Arlo running the book side of it all When Wally Harrison author and one time resident of Sugar Springs announced he was heading for a book signing in Books and More the preparation made Arlo nervous But when she was called down to the bookshop early one morning by the police the shock at seeing the body at the front door of Arlo’s shop froze her to the spot Worse was to come when Chloe was arrestedImmediately Arlo and the elderly ladies of the Book Club – held once a week in the book shop – determined they would find who the murderer was so Chloe would be exonerated But with the list of suspects high Arlo despaired they would ever find the answers Could they do it And why was the police chief so determined Chloe was guilty Can’t Judge a Book by its Murder is the 1st in the Main Street Book Club Mystery series by Amy Lillard and it starts with a murder but then the action doesn’t pick up until almost half way through the book A light whodunnit with the most entertaining character being Faulkner the talking parrot who welcomed customers to the bookshop uoted Shakespeare called for help and generally made me laugh Recommended to cozy fansWith thanks to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for my digital ARC to read in exchange for an honest review

Amy Lillard · 5 Free read

Een running interference with the book club and otherwise keeping it all together Arlo anxiously works to get Chloe out of jail And amidst it all her one time boyfriend turned private eye returns to town just another distraction while she digs to uncover the truth around Wally’s death and just what Sugar Springs secret could have led to his murd. Can't Judge A Book By It's Murder by Amy Lillard was a interesting cozy mystery set in Sugar Springs MSThe suspicious death was front and center in the first chapter but the plot moved slowly as Ms Lillard was introducing the central characters Arlo and Chloe are friends and business partners in Sugar Springs Chloe has a history with the murder victim and subseuently is arrested for the murder Arlo's book club members Camille Fern and Helen decide they need to investigate the murder so Chloe can be released Frankly I connected with Camille Fern and Helen than with Arlo I found them to be smart independent determined funny and devious when getting information Unfortunately it looks like Arlo will be involved in a romantic triangle that dates back to her high school days 10 years ago I'm not a fan of romantic triangles in cozy mysteries as it seems to often allow the mystery to become a secondary plot All in all a good introduction to a new series My rating is 35 starsI voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Poisoned Pen Press via NetGalley All of the above opinions are my own

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characters º Cant Judge a Book By Its Murder (Main Street Book Club Mysteries #1) 105 ¶ Not every murder is by the bookAs Sugar Springs gears up for its all class high school reunion Mississippi bookstore owner Arlo Stanley prepares to launch her largest event a book signing with the town’s legIs uestioned for the crimeWhen the elderly ladies of Arlo’s Friday Night Book Club start to investigate Arlo has no choice but to follow behind to keep them out of trouble Yet with Wally’s reputation the suspect list only grows longer his betrayed wife his disgruntled assistant even the local man who holds a grudge from a long ago accidentBetw. This was a good starter book for a new series I always enjoy books based in the south and centered around books and friends Some of my favorite things Anyway the story was very interesting with our dead guy being a local boy come home for a class reunion and to sign books is found dead in front of the local bookstore Not only that but his high school flame works in part of the bookstore and had his child which he wanted nothing to do with until recently Lots of red herrings and possible motives in this one Loved the small town feel and community in the story especially the book club characters they were my favoritesI was given an eARC by the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review