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Little Bookshop of Murder (A Beach Reads Mystery, #1) summary æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¼ A Shakespearean scholar inherits a beachside bookshop and a murder mystery in this delightful new cozy series for fans of Kate Carlisle and Ellery AdamsSummer Merriweather's career as a Shakespeare proHildy murdered The police insist there's not enough evidence to launch a murder investigation Instead Summer and her Aunt Agatha screw their courage to the sticking place and start sleuthing with the help of Hildy's beloved book club But there are suspects on Brigid's Island than are dreamt of in the Bard's darkest philosophizing And if Summer can't find the villain the town will be littered with a Shakespearean tragedy's worth of corpses including her ow. Summer returns to the beach town where she grew up and where her mother owned a beach reads bookstore Her mother a seemingly healthy woman died of an apparent heart attack Summer begins to suspect one of her mom's friends played a role in her mother's death Summer left the police detective's son at the altar so he does not take her suspicions seriously When someone tries to burn the house the fire chief takes her side Summer a literary snob and Shakespeare scholar despises beach read material so she's not sure what she will do with the bookstore However her job security in academia is tenuous so she weighs her options Summer does give the book club selection a try and surprisingly finds herself enjoying it Eventually Summer and the police get to the bottom of the investigation I was disappointed the story line with the fire chief seemed to drop While the novel is probably not the most plausible piece of literature it was a fun read in COVID 19 times I'll probably read the next installment to see if the fire chief makes an appearance or if the story line with him is abandoned completely I received an electronic advance review copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Maggie Blackburn Ó 8 read & download

A Shakespearean scholar inherits a beachside bookshop and a murder mystery in this delightful new cozy series for fans of Kate Carlisle and Ellery AdamsSummer Merriweather's career as a Shakespeare professor hangs by a bookbinder's thread Academic life at her Virginia university is a viper's pit so Summer spends her summer in England researching a scholarly paper that with any luck will finally get her published impress the Dean and save her job But her E. Usually I really enjoy cosy mysteries with a bookish theme and this one had all the right ingredients a beachside bookshop specialising in romance and mystery novels the sudden death of the much loved owner multiple characters and a distant daughter who has returned home However it just didn't work for me There seemed to be little in the way of clues gradually unfolding and no real red herrings or twists to throw us off The murderer was someone who was an obvious candidate for the short list of suspects but was overlooked for some reason until the end of the book The main character Summer daughter of the murdered bookshop owner was also not a pleasant character not that she needs to be for a murder mystery but I suspect readers are meant to like her We are constantly told she is a Professor of Shakespeare and only reads the classics not romances although I think Shakespeare might have written one or two as did Tolstoy Flaubert Du Maurier and Austen to name a few 'literary' authors We were also constantly told she has a phobia of spiders so I thought readers were going to be treated to at least one spider related event but disappointing none occurred The supporting characters were likeable and at one stage it looked as if a romantic interest for Summer was being introduced in the form of the handsome fire chief but nothing eventuated Mr Darcy Summer's mother's heartbroken parrot was the hands down runaway star of the book 25★ With thanks to Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley for a copy to read

review ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ó Maggie Blackburn

Little Bookshop of Murder A Beach Reads Mystery #1Nglish idyll ends when her mother Hildy shuffles off her mortal coil from an apparent heart attack Returning to Brigid's Island NC for the funeral Summer is impatient to settle the estate sell her mom's embarrassingly romance themed bookstore Beach Reads and go home But as she drops by Beach Reads Summer finds threatening notes addressed to Hildy Sell the bookstore or dieClearly something is rotten on Brigid's Island What method is behind the madness Was. I was excited to read this cozy mystery because of my connection to coastal North Carolina Sadly that's where my enthusiasm ended Summer Merriweather Ph D is a Shakespearean professor in Virginia whose off the charts reaction to a spider has put her academic career in jeopardy She returns to her hometown island of St Brigid's North Carolina upon the death of her mother Hildy She owned Beach Reads an island treasure who didn't have an enemy except her killer Much of the book is consumed by filler dialogue between Summer her aunt cousin and the people associated with the book store and book club The red herrings didn't have much punch and the pace lagged On a positive note Summer finds out some very personal information about herself at the endThanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane for an ARC of this book My review is voluntary