A Perfect Bind (A Beloved Bookroom Mystery)
by Dorothy St. James
A Perfect Bind is a cute cozy mystery with a murdered mechanic, a bothered bookroom, a prodding detective, apple pie problems, a meddlesome assistant librarian, and a fun Fall Festival.
~The Avid Reader
As someone interested in history and the past, I loved the town history and the story of the basement area of the library. Before it was a secret bookroom or a storage area, it was a bomb shelter, and long before that, it was an illegal speakeasy!
~View from the Birdhouse
I love everything about the Beloved Bookworm series by Dorothy St. James, and A Perfect Bind made me smile just as much as its predecessor.
~Reading Is My SuperPower
A PERFECT BIND is a perfect blend of books and murder. Local history and tradition add interest and fun and that dash of romance makes a great read even better.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
St. James’s cast of characters are high-spirited and create the perfect stage for madcap moments, outrageous behavior, and laugh-out loud situations–the very elements that draw cozy mystery fans into a series and leave them anticipating the next installment.
~Book Club Librarian
There are some really strong women living within these pages . . . They strive to do the right thing.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
This cozy is filled with quirky and unique characters. The friendship between Tru, Flossie, and Tori is fun and sweet. They truly care about each other. The characters come to life with each page.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
Dewey Decimal . . . kind of tends to get into mischief. I mean look at the cover!
And speaking of covers . . . The artwork is some of the best I’ve (seen). It draws you making you want to see what is between the pages.
~My Reading Journeys
Set in an adorable town and filled with a wide range of characters we get a mystery to enjoy that will keep you guessing while turning the pages. Every bit as good as book one. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
I thought this was another well written book by Ms. St. James that flowed well and kept me guessing till the very end.
~Melina’s Book Blog
About A Perfect Bind
A Perfect Bind (A Beloved Bookroom Mystery)
2nd in Series
Publisher : Berkley (September 28, 2021)
Hardcover : 304 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593098609
ISBN-13 : 978-0593098608
Digital ASIN : B08SJLRBJN
Librarian Tru Beckett, ardent defender of the printed word, is about to find out that keeping murder checked out of her beloved library is much harder than she thought…
Tru Beckett succeeded in building a secret book room in her now bookless library, where book lovers from lovely Cypress, South Carolina, can rejoice in the printed word. Now she’s working hard to maintain the little library downstairs while keeping her “real job” upstairs in the bookless technology center. The last thing she needs is a mysterious vandal who seems intent on breaking into her secret book-filled sanctuary and creating chaos. The nasty interloper doesn’t steal anything, but brutalizes the books, damaging them and knocking them off shelves.
A patron of the secret book room tells Tru that there have been creepy goings-on at the library for years, especially in the basement where the secret book room is located. He’s heard rumors of a poltergeist that haunts the library, determined to scare off readers. Tru is certain it’s hogwash, but she’s at a loss to think of who might be vandalizing the beautiful books she fought so hard to protect. And when a dead body shows up right behind the library, Tru is certain that it’s not a ghost but a cold-blooded killer that she and her trusty tabby Dewey Decimal will need to uncover.
About Dorothy St. James
Dorothy St. James is the author of the White House Gardener Mysteries and the Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries. She lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with her sculptor husband. Dorothy is a member of Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sister’s in Crime (SInC). This is her second Beloved Bookroom Mystery.
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