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Book Review | Murder By The Book by Lauren Elliott – A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery 1

Date Published | October 30, 2018

Date Read | June 2021

Goodreads Rating | 2

Overall | I was so annoyed by this main character. How is she that clueless that she can’t figure out that all 3 murders are connected? Like her aunt and her dad are killed and not only is she like, whatever about both of them, but she doesn’t really seem saddened in any way. And then on top of it, when the copy finally puts it together, she suddenly changes into a new person and is like: I’m going to stay with you everywhere you go to figure this out. As if. She could’ve cared less the last 5 years.

Pros | 3 murder mysteries wrapped into one story

Cons | The main character is boring and annoying

Warnings | None

POV | Third Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | 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 unsolved murder of her fiancé and her father’s fatal car accident. 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 store.

But there’s trouble from day one, 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 fight . . .

Murder by the Book A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery 1 by Lauren Elliott - Lisa Siefert Book Reviews
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