Review/Giveaway – Murder in the Paperback Parlor by Ellery Adams

murder paperback parlorMurder in the Paperback Parlor
(A Book Retreat Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
Setting – Virginia
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (August 4, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Shane Rebenshied
Cover Illustration by Diana Kolsky
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425265604
E-Book ASIN: B00QH832AO
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The New York Times bestselling Book Retreat mysteries feature Storyton Hall, the perfect getaway for literature lovers—except when a guest tries to get away with murder…

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.

Rosamund had as many enemies as she did admirers, including envious fellow novelists, a jealous former lover, and dozens of angry fans. It’s up to Jane, with the help of her book club, the Cover Girls, to catalog the list of suspects and find a heartless killer quickly—before the murderer writes someone else off…

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I was blown away by the first book in this series, Murder in the Mystery Suite, and this one is even better.

We return to Storyton just in time for Romancing the Reader week. The hall is full of lovers of romance novels and Jane has arranged for some special romance authors to attend as well. A full week of activities is planned including a search to find the perfect model for an upcoming romance novel cover, author panels and more. The most well known author is Rosamund York. There is a little friction between her and the other authors but Jane never thought anyone would kill her. When her body is found Jane, the new Guardian of the Library, knows she has to move quickly to find the person responsible and save the reputation of Storyton Hall. She enlists the help of the Cover Girls and a few trusted members of the staff to help her target the killer and bring them justice.

Storyton Hall is a quite a place. Secret stairways, secrets passages, secret room and most important of all a secret library. It is a book lover’s dream come true. The staff is unique, each person seems to have at least one secret talent. The characters are truly dynamic and escape right into your heart. As with the first book I still cannot choose a favorite.

Ellery Adams writes a story that puts you right in the room, looking over Jane Steward’s shoulder, taking in all the mayhem and mystery. There were quite a few suspects and more twists than I could count.The subplots just flow perfectly through the main mystery.

This is one of those stories that you want to savor and read slowly so you do not miss a single clue or nuance but once you start reading and the mystery starts to unfold you find the pages are turning faster and faster. When you reach the end you are happy that the mystery is solved but sad that your visit to Storyton has come to an end. Then you realize you have to wait a year to return to a place you have come to love in just a little over 300 pages.

Ellery Adams is an extraordinary storyteller!

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15 thoughts on “Review/Giveaway – Murder in the Paperback Parlor by Ellery Adams

  1. I remember how much you liked the first one and the giveaway too! I loved it as well and can’t wait to read this one! Congrats on your blog shout out on the back of the new book! 🙂

  2. Love the term paperback parlor. I have one of those ? Would enjoy the read, I am certain.

  3. I want to read this so bad! Have only seen excellent reviews. The first in series is on my TBR stacks, and will read it when I can get this. Thank you for the chance to win!

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