A Deadly Edition
A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
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Digital Audiobook (9/27/2021)
The pursuit to acquire a rare illustrated book turns deadly, and on the eve of her upcoming wedding, library director Amy Webber is drawn into a web of treachery and betrayal that could derail her happy day--and maybe just claim her life.
Planning a wedding can be murder--sometimes literally. At a party celebrating their upcoming nuptials, Taylorsford, Virginia library director Amy Webber and her fiancé Richard Muir discover the body of art dealer Oscar Selvaggio--a bitter rival of their host, Kurt Kendrick.
Both had been in a heated battle to purchase a rare illustrated volume created by William Morris's Kelmscott Press, so suspicion immediately falls upon Kurt. Amy knows that Kurt has a closet-full of skeletons from his past--but she can't believe he's guilty of murder.
Amidst an avalanche of wedding preparations, Amy begins an investigation with the help of her aunt Lydia Talbot and the new mayor of Taylorsford, Sunshine "Sunny" Fields. Much to Lydia's
dismay, her boyfriend, art expert Hugh Chen, becomes convinced of Kurt's guilt and launches an investigation of his own. As the case hits painfully close to home, the stakes become impossibly high--and the danger all too real.
Praise For A Deadly Edition: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery…
“Endearing characters are further fleshed out in the library director's fifth mystery.”
“Lively small-town characters, a well-paced plot, and dollops of fascinating art history help make this a winner.”
“The well plotted and character driven story moves quickly and has something for everyone...Highly recommended.”
“Interesting characters and an easy to read story.”
—Red Carpet Crash
“Gilbert skillfully weaves a rich tapestry of suspense, suggested guilt, and motive.”
—Midwest Book Review
"Another win for the series...layered characters [and] a solid mystery."
—San Francisco Book Review
"Packed with enough twists and turns to keep even the most avid cozy mystery reader guessing."—MyShelf
"Fun characters, a mystery that makes you think, and a beautiful wedding make A Deadly Edition a very solid addition to the series."
—Escape with Dollycas
“What a great cast of characters.”
—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
Praise for Bound for Murder:
“The plot builds to a complex but satisfying conclusion. Cozy fans will hope Amy will return soon.”
"Series fans will enjoy the ongoing shenangians...Newbies with an appreciation for small town politics (and an interlibrary loan mulligan) will have no trouble starting here."
“Another deftly crafted mystery buff's delight by a true master of the genre.”
—Midwest Book Review
“The murder mystery is both well plotted and clever enough to keep the most seasoned of mystery readers guessing.”
“A mystery that has suspense, surprises, and humor which makes for an addicting and delightful cozy read from beginning to end.”
—Manhattan Book Review
Praise for Past Due for Murder:
"A fun tale of books and crooks!"
“Gilbert weaves a well-paced, engaging story with strong characters… Blue Ridge Mystery fans will love reconnecting with Amy and her Taylorsford compatriots.”
—NY Journal of Books
“What more could we want than to have our murder mysteries solved by an endearing librarian?”
—Appalachian Mountain Books
Praise for Shelved Under Murder:
“The arts are well represented by the painters and Richard’s work as a choreographer, adding a new level of interest to this small-town cozy series.”
“Cozy fans will have fun.”
“Amy turns out to be as apt a student of art forgery as she is of everything book-related. Just the thing for readers whose pulses quicken when they read: ‘The way he looks at you sometimes…deserves an R-rating.’”
Crooked Lane Books, 9781643854762, 368pp.
Publication Date: December 8, 2020