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Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert
Series: Booklovers B&B Mysteries #1
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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.
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This is the first book from this author for me and I must tell you that I enjoyed it so much! Charlotte inherited an 18th century B&B from her Great Aunt Isabella. I love the name of the B&B too! It’s called Chapters, I mean what is not to love about that? In addition to being a place to stay the B&B also hosts book events. The name makes sense now, right? After inheriting Charlotte decides to leave her job as an English and run the B&B.
Everything seems to be going great. She is knee deep in her first event for a mystery writer. That is until someone is stabbed to death during a period costume dinner. Now, they are involved in a police investigation and Charlotte along with her neighbor Ellen decide to figure things out on their own.
The characters were all so great in this one! I fell in love with them right away. If you are a cozy mystery fan this is the book for you. I will certainly be watching for more in this series.