#Review Booked for Death: A Book Lover’s B&B Mystery by Victoria Gilbert
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Booked for Death: A Book Lover’s B&B Mystery
by Victoria Gilbert
About Booked for Death
1st in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (August 11, 2020)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Digital ASIN: B07XX7PHTV
From the critically acclaimed author of SIBA Okra Pick A Murder for the Books, Victoria Gilbert embarks with a new series for perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Juliet Blackwell.
A book lover’s B&B in an idyllic waterfront village becomes the scene of a grisly murder–and a ruthless battle between treachery and the truth.
Nestled in the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Chapters Bed-and-Breakfast is a reader’s paradise. Built in 1770, the newly renovated inn hosts a roster of special events celebrating books, genres, and authors. It’s the perfect literary retreat–until a rare book dealer turns up dead in the carriage house during a celebration of Golden Age mystery author Josephine Tey.
The victim’s daughter points the finger at forty-two-year-old widow and former schoolteacher Charlotte Reed, who inherited the B&B from her great-aunt Isabella. Charlotte is shocked to discover that the book dealer suspected Isabella of being a thief who founded Chapters on her ill-gotten gains. Charlotte has successfully learned the B&B business in a year, but nothing has prepared her to handle a death on the premises.
Armed with intelligence and courage and assisted by her vibrant older neighbor, a visiting author, and members of a local book club, Charlotte is determined to prove her innocence and to clear her great-aunt’s name. But the murderer is still at large, and equally determined to silence anyone who might discover the truth behind the book dealer’s death. Now, Charlotte must outwit an unknown killer–or end up writing her own final chapter.
Charlotte has inherited her great aunts Bed-and-Breakfast Chapters in Beaufort, North Carolina and I am not going to lie I would love be in Charlotte’s shoes (minus the murder that is). She hosts an array of literary events at the B&B and during the current event celebrating mystery author Josephine Tey, one of the guest ends up dead in the carriage house!
Lincoln Delamont an unscrupulous rare book dealer is the victim , and everyone at the B&B is a suspect including Charlotte as she had a conversation with him before he died that suggested her great aunt got her rare books in underhanded ways! With the help of Charlotte’s neighbour she is determined to clear her name and discover the true killer.
There is a whole host of characters and each one it would appear would have a strong motive to kill Lincoln, I was torn between two people being the killer and even when it was revealed I was still shocked.
Booked for Death was a great cozy mystery, and I would love to spend a week at the Chapters B&B. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
About Virginia Gilbert
Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. Victoria has worked as a reference librarian, research librarian, and library director. When not writing or reading, she likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers and lives in North Carolina. This is her fourth Blue Ridge Library mystery.
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGilbertMysteryAuthor/
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