Past Due for Murder:
A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
by Victoria Gilbert
I especially enjoy the time spent at the Taylorsford library and their amazing archive room. The romantics will especially love the ending in Past Due for Murder.
~The Avid Reader
With great characters and plenty of twists and turns, this story takes us on quite a ride. The blend of folklore with a smidgen of fairies and magic was a delight.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Author Victoria Gilbert keeps readers engrossed and turning those pages in the BLUE RIDGE LIBRARY MYSTERIES.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
I loved the Appalachian setting (it’s in my blood), the folklore, and the library too. Aunt Lydia continues to be a fave as well and – even though I don’t like cats – the one in this book is too adorable not to love.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
This is a fun cozy series. I have enjoyed every moment and look forward to more!
~My Reading Journeys
PAST DUE FOR MURDER explores self-doubt and trust while asking how much we really know about those we love, or loved. The end of the novel is uplifting and makes me look forward to the next installment.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
The first word that comes to mind is EXCITING. There is a lot going on between these covers.
While definitely a solid selection for fans of bookish cozies, the more mature and thought-provoking mystery elements, plot points, and themes add dimension and appeal that makes this series a cut above the standard cozy and highly recommended!
~That’s What She’s Reading
I personally feel the real strength to this series lies in the characters and their interactions with each other. I really liked Amy far better and felt like her character had really grown in this one . . .
~Curling Up By The Fire
Ms. Gilbert does a great job of balancing the mystery (or rather, mysteries, one present and one historical) with the ongoing and developing relationships between the characters and townspeople.
~The Bookwyrm’s Hoard
This is a snuggle down and keep turning the pages book, we have local folklore and murder intertwined and only Amy’s training will find the truth.
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
I am so in love with this series!! Set in a small mountain town full of great people you can love and an adorable library . . . An absolute must-read for fans of copies with a library theme
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
There is a character who is a folklore professor and story elements involving fairy folk in the mountains. I absolutely loved these details and felt they added so much to the book.
~View from the Birdhouse
About the Book
Past Due for Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
3rd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (February 12, 2019)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Digital ASIN: B07D2GYM25
Has a curse fallen on the small town of Taylorsford, Virginia? After a young woman goes missing during a spring bonfire, library director Amy Webber must wade through the web of lies only to find a truth that she may not want to untangle.
Spring has sprung in quaint Taylorsford, Virginia, and the mayor has revived the town’s long-defunct May Day celebration to boost tourism. As part of the festivities, library director Amy Webber is helping to organize a research project and presentation by a local folklore expert. All seems well at first—but spring takes on a sudden chill when a university student inexplicably vanishes during a bonfire.
The local police cast a wide net to find the missing woman, but in a shocking turn of events, Amy’s swoon-worthy neighbor Richard Muir becomes a person of interest in the case. Not only is Richard the woman’s dance instructor, he also doesn’t have an alibi for the night the student vanished—or at least not one he’ll divulge, even to Amy.
When the missing student is finally discovered lost in the mountains, with no memory of recent events—and a dead body lying nearby—an already disturbing mystery takes on a sinister new hue. Blessed with her innate curiosity and a librarian’s gift for research, Amy may be the only one who can learn the truth in Past Due for Murder, Victoria Gilbert’s third charming Blue Ridge Library mystery.
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.
Victoria’s first cozy mystery series, the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, garnered her a three-book deal with Crooked Lane Books, which has since been expanded to five books. The first two books in the series have been optioned by Sony Pictures Television, and the first three were or will be produced in audiobook by Tantor Media.
Victoria also just inked a 2-book deal with Crooked Lane for a new cozy series, the Booklovers B & B series, set in historic Beaufort, NC.
A member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime, Victoria is represented by Frances Black at Literary Counsel.
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGilbertMysteryAuthor/
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