A First Edition Library Mystery
Release Date ~ October 8, 2019
A BIG thanks to Berkley Prime Crime!
“Hayley Burke has landed a dream job. She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling’s First Edition library. The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling’s former secretary. Mrs. Woolgar does not like Hayley’s ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood. And she is not even aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries. Hayley is faking it till she makes it, and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight –an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank House.”
“But when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library, Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new job.” ~Berkley Prime Crime
This is the first book in a new series. I thought the characters in this mystery were hoity toity, more so, than any mystery I’ve ever read. I do mean hoity toity in a positive way. Especially Mrs. Woolgar, but, I think she was suppose to be hoity toity, it was her character.
Hayley is a good gal and she’s always busy even though she seems to think she isn’t busy. She was a hustle and a bustle! She has a good relationship with her daughter and mother. Hayley’s boyfriend, the inventor, was a piece of work. He left my head spinning! Every time him and Hayley had a conversation, I thought, okay, what just happened here? 🙂 I shake my head.
And! The fan fiction writers group!!! They certainly had some unique writing ideas. In many ways this book was entertaining. However, I thought there were to many questions. Hayley sounded like she was over thinking the mystery. I don’t care for a considerable amount of questions throughout the story. I do look forward to the next book in the series and I plan to read it. I didn’t solve this mystery, however, I wasn’t surprised when the identity of the nefarious person was revealed. There is romance in the air and I do hope the Society has that “fancy dress ball.” 3.5 stars!
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Have a great week! Happy Reading!