Whenever I travel I look for independent bookstores and ask if they have books by local authors. While visiting the Outer Banks, in Duck, NC, I came across the Island Bookstore which had a whole section of local authors. I purchased three books. This one with the series name of A Booklovers B & B Mystery especially appealed to me.
If you regularly read this blog, you know that I am always looking for that cozy mystery with a little something extra and this book delivered. Set in the waterfront town of Beaufort, NC it’s the next place I would like to stay, minus the dead body of course. Chapters is an inn celebrating all things book!
The author wove into the story a lot of local history as well as creating characters that have more going on than just their book club meetings. The book kept me guessing as to the ‘who done it’ and that added to my pleasure.
I’ve read a few other authors from this publisher, Crooked Lane Books and been equally entertained.
From the critically acclaimed author of SIBA Okra Pick A Murder for the Books, Victoria Gilbert embarks with a new series for perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Juliet Blackwell.
A book lover’s B&B in an idyllic waterfront village becomes the scene of a grisly murder–and a ruthless battle between treachery and the truth.
Nestled in the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Chapters Bed-and-Breakfast is a reader’s paradise. Built in 1770, the newly renovated inn hosts a roster of special events celebrating books, genres, and authors. It’s the perfect literary retreat–until a rare book dealer turns up dead in the carriage house during a celebration of Golden Age mystery author Josephine Tey.
The victim’s daughter points the finger at forty-two-year-old widow and former schoolteacher Charlotte Reed, who inherited the B&B from her great-aunt Isabella. Charlotte is shocked to discover that the book dealer suspected Isabella of being a thief who founded Chapters on her ill-gotten gains. Charlotte has successfully learned the B&B business in a year, but nothing has prepared her to handle a death on the premises.
Armed with intelligence and courage and assisted by her vibrant older neighbor, a visiting author, and members of a local book club, Charlotte is determined to prove her innocence and to clear her great-aunt’s name. But the murderer is still at large, and equally determined to silence anyone who might discover the truth behind the book dealer’s death. Now, Charlotte must outwit an unknown killer–or end up writing her own final chapter.