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Murder at the Lakeside Library

A Lakeside Library Mystery

Holly Danvers


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/12/2021)
MP3 CD (8/17/2021)
Compact Disc (8/17/2021)
Paperback (2/21/2023)


In this series debut perfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Miranda James, Rain Wilmot must discover the killer, before the book closes on her life.

Rain Wilmot has just returned to her family's waterfront log cabin in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin after the untimely death of her husband. The cabin is peaceful compared to Rain's corporate job and comes with an informal library that Rain's mother, Willow, used to run. But as Rain prepares for the re-opening of the library, all hopes for a peaceful life are shattered when she discovers the body of Thornton Hughes, a real estate buyer, on the premises.

The community of Lofty Pines starts pointing fingers at Willow, since she has been unusually absent from the library this summer. A fishy rumor surfaces when Rain learns that Willow had been spending a lot of time with Thornton. The town even thought they were having an affair.

While theories swirl about Thornton's death, Rain takes it upon herself to solve the case to exonerate her mother. As more clues surface, Rain will have to piece together the mystery. But if she isn't careful, she may be the next to end up dead in the water in Murder at the Lakeside Library, the first in Holly Danvers' new Lakeside Library mysteries.

Praise For Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery

Praise for Murder at the Lakeside Library:
“The perfect start to a new cozy series . . .  well paced and plotted.”
Fresh Fiction

“A fast-paced, well-written, and an easy read . . . I look forward to more adventures in this delightfully charming new series.”
Dru’s Book Musings

“Deftly written, and skillfully evoking both the charm and the gossip-mongering of a small town.”
Midwest Book Review

"If you like small town murder mysteries with quirky characters and fun settings, this one is for you."
—Red Carpet Crash

“Readers will instantly fall in love with this book!”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

"Murder at the Lakeside Library has delightful touches and twists with a nimble plot that will keep you turning the pages until the very end."
—Denise Swanson New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River mysteries

Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers provides the perfect virtual vacation at a rustic Wisconsin cabin that includes a private lending library—as long as you don’t mind a little murder along with your getaway! A great read that features rekindled friendships, family secrets, a twisty mystery, and a hint of romance.
—Victoria Gilbert, critically acclaimed author of the Blue Ridge Library mysteries

“A dead body, hidden family history, and a book written decades ago all lead to a plot twist bound to stun readers. Don't miss this one.”
—Terrie Farley Moran, Agatha Award-winning author of the Read 'Em and Eat mysteries

“Cozy mystery fans will be charmed by the Lakeside Library series! A young widow, an accidental library, and a shocking murder in the northern Wisconsin woods combine to make a very entertaining mystery.”
—Laurie Cass, bestselling author of the Bookmobile Cat mysteries

"An enjoyable romp filled with old books, old friends, and just enough murder to keep you on your toes."
—B. B. Cantwell, author of the Portland Bookmobile mysteries

Crooked Lane Books, 9781643856322, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2021

About the Author

Holly Danvers grew up devouring every mystery novel on the shelf of her local library. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and 3 chickens, where she's already plotting her next novel.