Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Little Bookshop of Murder (+ Giveaway)

Little Bookshop of Murder: A Beach Reads Mystery
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series   
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (September 8, 2020)   
Hardcover ISBN-10: 1643854380
ISBN-13: 978-1643854380   
Digital ASIN: B0818ZX2NY 

Little Bookshop of Murder: A Beach Reads Mystery
 by Maggie Blackburn 

About Little Bookshop of Murder 

A Shakespearean scholar inherits a beachside bookshop--and a murder mystery--in this delightful new cozy series for fans of Kate Carlisle and Ellery Adams.

Summer Merriweather's career as a Shakespeare professor hangs by a bookbinder's thread. Academic life at her Virginia university is a viper's pit, so Summer spends her summer in England, researching a scholarly paper that, with any luck, will finally get her published, impress the Dean, and save her job. But her English idyll ends when her mother, Hildy, shuffles off her mortal coil from an apparent heart attack.
Returning to Brigid's Island, NC, for the funeral, Summer is impatient to settle the estate, sell her mom's embarrassingly romance-themed bookstore, Beach Reads, and go home. But as she drops by Beach Reads, Summer finds threatening notes addressed to Hildy: "Sell the bookstore or die."
Clearly, something is rotten on Brigid's Island. What method is behind the madness? Was Hildy murdered? The police insist there's not enough evidence to launch a murder investigation. Instead, Summer and her Aunt Agatha screw their courage to the sticking place and start sleuthing, with the help of Hildy's beloved book club. But there are more suspects on Brigid's Island than are dreamt of in the Bard's darkest philosophizing. And if Summer can't find the villain, the town will be littered with a Shakespearean tragedy's worth of corpses--including her own.


About Maggie Blackburn

Author Maggie Blackburn
Maggie Blackburn is the author of the Cora Crafts mysteries and the Cumberland Creek mysteries under another pen name. Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman's World. She has also been short-listed for the Virginia Library People's Choice Award.

She is the mother of two young women who are off following their dreams in the music business. She currently lives in Waynesboro, VA, and works at the University of Virginia as a development associate.  

For more on Maggie and her writing, visit the following sites:
Author Links Website - http://www.molliecoxbryan.com 
Twitter - @molliecoxbryan  
Purchase Links - Amazon - B&N - Kobo

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  1. Congratulations Maggie.
    I love Shakespeare, bookshops and cosy murder mysteries so this is right up my street.
    Thank you both.

  2. I just love the idea of a beachside bookshop! And the premise of the story sounds great, too. I can see how this would be really successful. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  3. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.


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