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Friday, June 5, 2020

The Proof Of Murder

Proof of Murder (Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery #4)

Title: Proof Of Murder

Series: Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery #4

Author:Lauren Elliott 

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Rating: 3

Bookshop owner Addie Greyborne must solve a locked-room murder in a supposedly haunted mansion to recover a priceless Sherlock Holmes original in the fourth book of Lauren Elliott's literary themed Addie Greyborne Mystery series.

Bookshop owner Addie Greyborne must solve a locked-room murder in a supposedly haunted mansion to recover a priceless Sherlock Holmes original . . .

The seaside New England town of Greyborne Harbor is home to many grand estates, including the Queen Anne Victorian Addie inherited from her great aunt. Now one of those mansions is holding an estate sale, which is just what the bookshop owner needs to replenish her supply of rare editions--even if the house is rumored to be haunted. Assisting an overwhelmed insurance appraiser with the inventory, Addie discovers an 1887 magazine containing Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, which she estimates to be worth over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

But when Addie later finds the appraiser dead in the estate's private library, with the door bolted from the inside, and the priceless edition missing, it's a mystery worthy of the Great Detective himself. She's certain the death and the robbery are connected--but who, other than a ghost who can walk through walls, could have gotten in to do the deed? It's up to Addie to find the key to the crime--before she's the next one cornered by a killer

 

My thoughts

Would Recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of the series? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First time I read anything by this author , and I'm glad I picked this up,what could be be better then a bookstore own who gets in pulled into a murder case. Other thing I liked about this book was how the author used old book titles in her story as well as a creepy old house that had a spooky history to it as well. The only thing that I didn't really enjoy about the story was the love  triangles that was going on and how Marc treated Addie , as well as  the treatment that she got from the friend of his, and how one moment he was saying he was a friend and the next wasn't even listing to her or believing her at all. But thank goodness that she had Simon, because he was there for when she needed someone, other then at I found this story to be well-written, delightful, and thoroughly entertaining reading and at times I was smiling because of Simon and Addie, so much so that I want to read more of the series ans see what happens next. With that sais I want to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it .

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