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A shop that restores old books and repairs old typewriters is a paradise to me.
Mix in a murder mystery and you have the perfect setting for a new cozy murder mystery series by author Paige Shelton. TO HELVETICA AND BACK is the first installment in Shelton’s Dangerous Type Mystery series.
Chester Henry and his granddaughter, Clare, operate The Rescued Word where they restore old books and repair old typewriters. Their shop is located in Bygone Alley in Star City, Utah. The side street features shops that specialize in services from an earlier era.
The author has created a spirited protagonist in Clare and paired her with a zany cast of characters readers will adore. The quaint setting draws you in. The author’s vivid descriptions places the reader among the specialty shops and fun residents.
TO HELVETICA AND BACK moves at a steady pace with twists and turns to keep you guessing The suspense will have you on the edge of your seat.
Shelton delivers a tantalizing new series with this release. Combining items from the past with present circumstances makes for a fun read.
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Thanks to Danielle and the wonderful folks at Berkley, I have one print copy of TO HELVETICA AND BACK to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, Jan. 21.
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Thanks so much for stopping by for my review of this charming new series. Do you still own a typewriter? Did you enjoy using a typewriter way back when or have you never used one?
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