Author: Ellery Adams
Series: Book 2 A Book Retreat Mysteries
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Four Stars
Reviewed by: Tina
Valentines Day is fast approaching and Storyton Hall is getting ready for the Romancing the Reader retreat where many fans of romance novels and their authors will attend, excitment is at a fever pitch. Famous best selling romance author, Rosamund York is going to be in residence, there will be a chocolate truffle making and tasting, a male book cover model contest, a auction and a fashion show for ladies to display the fashions of the times.
When Rosamund's Advanced Reader Copy of her new book is passed out among the attendees, it is not met with rave reviews, and anger and frustration is felt among some of the Romancing the Reader guests especially Rosamund's biggest fan after she reads the book, and another author is jealous of Rosamund's success also with her assistant feeling like a glorified servant. When Jane, the Storyton Hall manager gets a call in the dead of night telling her that Rosemund has been found dead in the garden.
It is now up to Jane being the guardian of Storyton hall and the protector of the secret libary along with the police to investigate who could have wanted the bestselling romance author dead, there's "Nigel" a freelance journalist and him and Rosamund have secrets to hide ,and her biggest fan, Maria Stone being angry and frantic about the new book not wanting it to be released and then there's the overworked assistant, Taylor Birch and the competing jealous rival author the other attendees that could after reading her new book want her dead.
So together with the Fins, a group put together to protect the secret library of Storyton Hall and being a guardian, Jane took a vow to protect Storyton Hall and has a tattoo to prove it. With also taking care of her twin boys and with a blooming romance with her bestfriend's brother but Jane must put thoughts of romance on hold when Storyton Hall becomes jeopradized when Edwin her bestfriend's brother is revealed that he is not who he claims he is and too Jane nothing is more important than finding a murderer of now two people when Nigel the freelance journalist is also found murdered in the Paperback Parlor.
This is only the second book in the Book Retreat Mysteries but it's already a powerful one with unforgetable and dynamic characters like Aunt Octavia and Uncle Aloysius with Jane being a force to be reckoned with when it comes to her life and her job and she makes you anitsipate the next book in the series. Mysteries about books, authors, assistants, and writers are some of my most favorites and if they are yours too you will not be disappointed. Ellery Adams is a powerful writer and her words captivate you to keep turning page after page, a story of murder, jealousy, books and romance is what you have in store when you pick up Murder in the Paperback Parlor.
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