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Free read Little Bookshop of Murder (A Beach Reads Mystery, #1)

Free read Little Bookshop of Murder (A Beach Reads Mystery, #1) ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ 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 SHildy 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

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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. Like a lot of readers I am always attracted to books about books bookshops and libraries I like mysteries too so this was an obvious choice for me The main character with an unfortunate name Summer Merriweather has returned home after her mother's sudden death which was supposedly caused by a heart attack Summer is not convinced and is determined it was murder She sets out with the aid of her mother's many women friends to discover the truth It's a good premise but sadly the execution did not really stand up There were so many little side events like Summer's fear of spiders which never went anywhere Not one spider appeared I was disappointed There were a lot of characters with similar names who flitted in and out and did not all have a purpose I did however like the parrot very much He was the best character in the bookIt was not a bad book just not as good as I had hoped and probably not good enough to make me look out for #2My thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book

Maggie Blackburn Ó 5 Free read

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. Caught between a stalled academic career and the sudden death of her mother Summer is truly at a crossroads Fortunately there’s nothing like a good mystery to force someone to confront their life Even better when that mystery is plotted by author Maggie Blackburn who has skillfully engineered an enchanting first book in a new cozy seriesFrom the first pages it’s abundantly clear that all is not well in Brigid’s Island Yet even with a dead woman and a threatening note police don’t seem interested in an investigation Thank goodness then for Summer who drags herself out of mourning to explore her own theories Blackburn’s early chapters are both thrilling and justifiably frustrating With no one of authority even considering murder Summer must step outside of her comfort zone while collecting clues and considering a wealth of interesting suspectsAnd it’s abundantly clear Summer is far outside what she considers comfortable An academic by trade and at heart she’s rather spend time with books than bodies Though not just any books Classics only Blackburn has no problem painting Summer as a bit of a snob who has always looked down on her mother’s popular genre fiction shop Yes this can be frustrating at times but Blackburn makes it feel necessary in the end—Summer cannot be perfect and she has to have a chance to grow as a person It’s refreshing to find a main character who doesn’t have easy opinionsOf course it helps that Blackburn has given Summer so many genuinely fun friends and relatives who both aid and push her Aunt Agatha Piper and a cadre of book club members all add in a touch of comic fun keeping things light while Summer explores the utterly charming bookshop setting Yet Blackburn knows how to tease a mystery Can Summer truly trust any of them With plenty of potential killers there’s a constant sense of uncertainty that ramps up the tensionThough Summer herself might not agree with the assessment Little Bookshop of Murder is the perfect beach read Fun full of twists and a total treat it’s a killer start to a new series Note I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalleyReview also posted at