Who could be driven to kill by books and sweets? While school psychologist Skye Denison eagerly anticipates the grand opening of a new bookstore called Tales & Treats, many of Scumble River's most outspoken citizens want to shut down the owners before they even open - and one is angry enough to commit murder....
Dropping off some books at Tales & Treats, Skye trips over a toppled bookcase, which has crushed a woman beneath its weight. While police search for motives, Skye sees the messy aftermatch of a half-baked plot to murder somebody else.
Skye is juggling her own busy life, but when all the clues lead to dead ends, she turns up the heat on her own investigation... and stumbles upon the deadly secret that got this bookstore babe done in. And if Skye isn't careful, the killer just might make her the sequel.
©2011 Denise Swanson Stybr. (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"One of the best traditional mystery series being written today." (CrimeSpree magazine)
This is the first book by Denise Swanson. I love murder mysteries. Some go way on the dark side. Swanson's Murder of a Bookstore Babe is a lighthearted deviance from the dark and deep throws of the hard core murder mysteries.
I enjoyed the character development almost as much as the story. This ranks as one of my favorites.
This book stands out as one of my favorites in this series.
The story was great and the mystery was enthralling.
As usual, the narrator has these characters down pat! I never have to think about who is speaking!
One of the best in this series. Yes, I'd recommend it!
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