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Murder by the Book

Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)
Regular price: $20.99
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Publisher's Summary

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 fiance 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....

©2018 Lauren Elliot (P)2018 Tantor

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Great start to a new series!

I was happily surprised with this mystery. The bases of the story is a bit extreme, but I decided to give it a go and really enjoyed the story. It gives me the good feeling of a old time novels. I can see it like a "murder she wrote", but you have have a well to do store keeper and a friend who is a cop solving the mysteries. Fun.

Well written by Lauren Elliott and Karen White's narration make for a great match.
I will be purchasing book 2.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-31-18

Pretty good

This is a pretty good start to a new cozy mystery series. The characters are well developed and likable but relationships are formed too quickly to be believable, and Addie's interference in the murder investigation is farfetched. Other than that, the story is ok. Karen White does a great job narrating the story.

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GOOD NEW SERIES

I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK, GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE PRIMARY CHARACTERS, LIKEABLE AND NOT SO LIKEABLE. READY FOR THE NEXT BOOK, PLEASE.