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.
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.
… it is a compelling story, brilliantly written with lovable characters.
What happens when you throw books, an author’s ghost and murder into the mix? A crazy adventure with mayhem and even past love.
Joyce and Jim Lavene have enchanted me yet again.
Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
…a charming tale of mystery, betrayal and a touch of romance.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
A fun read with twists and turns readers have come to expect from Joyce and Jim.
~Christa Reads and Writes
I loved every single moment of this book and tried to read it as slowly as possible to keep it from ending.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
This book captivated me from the beginning.
~Melina’s Book Blog
I love the ghost and parapsychology angle to this book.
I love the books Jim and Joyce write they never fail to deliver they always leave you wanting more …
I absolutely loved this book. There are so many good plot intricacies and they all play together to form an amazing story.
…this was a perfect weekend read – fun and relaxing, and a great start to a new cozy series.
~View from the Birdhouse
The book is fast paced, extremely so, and very short, a one-sitting read by its very nature, in addition to the fact that I didn’t want to put it down! Engaging characters, witty banter, and lots of humor keep the reader engaged from the first page to the last!
~Student of Opinions
A Dickens of a Murder
(Canterville Book Shop Mystery 1)
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: J. Lavene (November 3, 2015)
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.
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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