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Faith Newberry's dream job may be morphing into a nightmare. Newly hired as the librarian at the upscale and pet-friendly Castleton Manor literary retreat, Faith sees her move from Boston to the quaint Cape Cod village of Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts, as a boon.

But things turn ugly when she discovers that the first edition book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle proudly displayed in the library - also his first in the Sherlock Holmes series - is a counterfeit, and not a very good one at that. Who could have absconded with the real volume? Could it have been the former librarian when she mysteriously disappeared leaving only a cryptic note of resignation? Or has someone else duped the handsome heir to the Castleton estate, Wolfe Jaxon?

Whichever is the case, it soon becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to keep her from learning the truth.

Just as Sherlock Holmes had his Watson to help solve mysteries, so does Faith. Only hers is a lovable stub-tailed cat bearing the same name. Faith rescued Watson as a kitten from behind a dumpster on a freezing New England night, and he - like the fictional doctor - has become her loyal sidekick. He is Faith's friend, confidante, and sometimes her rescuer in times of peril. Together they set out to uncover the truth.

The members of the Candle House Book Club, a lively group of women headed by her aunt Eileen Piper, also join Faith in her quest for answers. Will they be able to find the missing librarian and the missing Sherlock Holmes volume before this chapter of Faith's life comes to a fatal close?

©2017 Elizabeth Penney (P)2020 Annies

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What a beginning! 1st one is a charmer

You see OMG all overcin life. this book is definitely OMG! The plot of a new librarian and all that happens to her and around her makes this hard to put down. The characters are written in so well and you feel like you know them.
Faith Newberry is the main character if story. The fellow cast of characters are added but not overly written to muddy the story.
I so enjoyed this first book in a series and hope the rest are written just as good.
Easy reading, easy listening in audiobook form. Quick, fun and keeps you guessing.

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meh

I'm not excited about A Novel Murder. The story is interesting but the pace of the story is slow and Faith isn't very smart. I barely got through this book. I'm not sure if I'll get the next one.

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Very good

I actually felt suspense in this one...it was great. Well written, but what else if I got to feel things in my head while listening...haha.

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Love The Idea of a Vacation Place Like This

I would like to go on a vacation to a place like this; Faith Newberry is hired as the librarian at the upscale pet friendly Castleton Manor literary retreat. Faith loves the manor and there is a cat that she gets attached to. Faith soon finds secret passages and a possible original book that maybe a fake with more surprises.

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