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A Dickens of a Murder
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

A DICKENS OF A MURDER by authors Joyce and Jim Lavene, is one of their most fun and original books to date!
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

First in a brand-new series, the popular cozy authors Joyce and Jim Lavene bring life to a small and quiet community as eccentric bibliophile Simon Canterville and business partner, long-time librarian Lisa Wellman…
~Mallory Heart Reviews

Interesting cozy mystery with a paranormal element. Well written with a good story

I’m hooked on this new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

A Dickens of A Murder is a charming whodunnit that will please the bibliophile that lives in all of us.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

I was so captivated by this book. Lisa Wellman and Simon Canterville are strong characters that really pull you in to the story.
~Shelley’s Book Case

I loved the book. It has so many of the story elements that I truly enjoy: mystery, a book store, and a struggling author who just happens to be a former librarian. It’s one of my dream worlds.
~Booklady’s Booknotes

book concept 2.1A Dickens of a Murder
(Canterville Book Shop Mystery 1)

Cozy Mystery
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: J. Lavene (November 3, 2015)
ASIN: B015269QSI




Christmas at Canterville!

Lisa Wellman and Simon Canterville are surprised to find a dead man on their roof in the midst of rushing to open the Canterville Book Shop in time for the holidays. And not just any dead man – Ebenezer Hart – the man who opposed the book shop opening in Olde Town, Portsmouth, Virginia.
What might be more surprising is when Daniel Fairhaven – Lisa’s ex – turns up at the door of the three-story Victorian house to head the police investigation. She hasn’t seen him in years but the sparks start to fly as soon as they are in the same room together.

Simon and Lisa are obviously the best suspects for the murder. Each of them had something to gain by Hart’s death. Then an attempt on Simon’s life throws that theory into a tailspin.
But the biggest surprise yet comes when the ghost of Charles Dickens turns up to help Lisa with the murder investigation – and writing the mystery novel she has been working on for years.
Without a doubt, Daniel and Dickens in Lisa’s life means trouble. And there’s still the matter of trying to get the book shop open with a killer on their heels.

I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim

I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim

About The Authors –

Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.


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  16 Responses to “Spotlight/Giveaway – A Dickens of a Murder by Joyce and Jim Lavene Great Escapes Book Tour”

  1. I love their books. RIP Joyce.

  2. I have an ebook copy of this but would love to have the paperback!

  3. Every book I’ve read written by these authors has been wonderful.

  4. This is a must read for the holidays for me.

  5. I’ve read some of your earlier books and enjoyed them all. I’m looking for a book to read over the Christmas season and yours looks just right. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  6. This sounds terrific. I would love to read it. So sad about Joyce. My condolences, Jim.

  7. I love this writing team, and am excited about this Christmas-themed book. Joyce will live on in her books, and that’s marvelous for us fans!

  8. I love their books, hugs to their family

  9. Based on the reviews and comments, I would love to read their books!

  10. Love their books. Rip Joyce

  11. I wish Dickens’ ghost would show up when I’m stuck in my writing.

  12. A Dickens of a Murder sounds like a perfect holiday book, and the cover is lovely.

  13. Sounds like a good holiday story.

  14. I would love to win this…it sounds like a great story. Thanks for the chance.

  15. What a great book for the holidays! I enjoy reading Charles Dickens and Christmas-themed books. So sorry to hear about Joyce. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

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