Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Murder in the Paperback Parlor by Ellery Adams

Title: Murder in the Paperback Parlor
Author: Ellery Adams
Series: Book 2  A Book Retreat Mysteries
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Format: Paperback
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Four Stars
Reviewed by: Tina


I had a dream the night after I read Murder in the Paperback Parlor, I dreamt that I was exploring the hidden passageways inside Storyton Hall. I was searching for the hidden library of books and I didn't want to wake up until I found it. You know your a bibliophile when you start dreaming about books you read, because as anyone close to me will tell you I am obsessed with books.

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.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author for the giveaway  for providing me with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

Author Ellery Adams on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elleryadamswritesmysteries?fref=ts
Author Ellery Adams online: http://elleryadamsmysteries.com/
Author Ellery Adams on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elleryadams
Author Ellery Adams on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4765396.Ellery_Adams
Author Ellery Adams on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/elleryadams/

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49 comments:

  1. Looks like a very interesting read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  2. I love Ellery Adams Supper Club series, so I'm looking forward to this! Thanks for the great giveaways.
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  3. Wonderful cover- sounds like a great read! Thank you for the contest! pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  4. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance. Great cover!!!
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  5. I love this series! Can't wait to read this one. Awesome giveaway. Fingers crossed!
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  6. Excited to read this new book. Thank you for this giveaway.
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  7. I've never read Ellery Adams before - would love to start! Thanks!

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  8. Would love to read this author! Always looking for new and exciting cozy mystery novels. Thanks
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  11. I cannot wait to read about the events at Storyton Hall. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. I cannot wait to read about the events at Storyton Hall. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. I loved the first book in this series. I have this one on my to-be-read list.

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  14. I already have this on my to read list. Thanks for the opportunity
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    I haven't read any in this series yet.

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  17. New author for me. Really looking forward to new mystery series!
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  18. Loved the first volume. Can't wait to read this one. cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  20. Before I retired I'd dream about work, now I dream about the murders I'm solving in my reading. Thanks for the contest.
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  23. I loved the first book in this series. Thank you for your awesome review and this wonderful opportunity to win. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  24. Sounds great! I liked the first book a lot! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  25. I am so interested in this series! Thanks for a great blog review. kat8762@aol.com

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  26. I love Ellery Adams books can't wait to read this one. On my TBR list. Thanks for chance

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  30. A secret library - count me in! Sounds like a fascinating series.
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  31. Oh, this sounds SO good! I really want to read this, especially since I love books! This sounds awesome, thank you for the chance to win a copy!!! jeaniedannheim at ymail (dot) com

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  34. This book sounds like scary fun, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  36. I love this series and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  37. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  38. Looking forward to reading this exciting new cozy by Ellery. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  40. Must be good if you are dreaming about it.
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  41. I love Ellery Adams books and this one sounds great

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  42. I love Ellery Adams books can't wait to read this one. On my TBR list. Thanks for chance

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  43. I am a big Ellery Adams fan too and I really love books of course. Can never read as many ass I want!

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  46. This is a new author for me and I would love to read this book! I'm always looking for new and exciting cozy mysteries!!
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  47. Wow..love books like this and this cover is just so cute. I like the whole premise.
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