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A Deadly Edition

A Blue Ridge Library Mystery

Victoria Gilbert

Hardcover

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Description

"'Til death do us part" could be closer than the bride realizes in Victoria Gilbert's tantalizing fifth Blue Ridge Library mystery.

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

Praise for A Deadly Edition:
“Endearing characters are further fleshed out in the library director's fifth mystery.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Lively small-town characters, a well-paced plot, and dollops of fascinating art history help make this a winner.”
Publishers Weekly

“The well plotted and character driven story moves quickly  and has something for everyone...Highly recommended.”
Fresh Fiction

“Interesting characters and an easy to read story.”
Red Carpet Crash

"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:

"Pleasant."
Kirkus Reviews

“The plot builds to a complex but satisfying conclusion. Cozy fans will hope Amy will return soon.”
Publishers Weekly

"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."
Booklist

“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.”
MyShelf
 
“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!"
Woman's World

“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.”
—Booklist
 
 “Cozy fans will have fun.”
—Publishers Weekly
 
“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.’”
—Kirkus Reviews

Crooked Lane Books, 9781643854762, 368pp.

Publication Date: December 8, 2020



About the Author

Raised in a historic small town in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Victoria Gilbert turned her early obsession with books into a dual career as an author and librarian. She holds a B.A. in Theatre, a Masters in Library Science, and a M.A. in Liberal Studies, and has worked as a reference librarian and library director for public, museum, and academic libraries. An avid reader who appreciates good writing in all genres, Victoria has been known to read seven books in as many days. When not writing or reading, she likes to watch films, listen to music, garden, or travel. Victoria is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and some very spoiled cats.