What created the: Shadow in the Glass

A Greer Hogan Mystery

by M. E. Hilliard

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I enjoyed the first book in this series by M.E. Hilliard and was happy to have the opportunity to find out what was happening for the protagonist and her community in this second book in the series.

Librarian Greer is one of those people who finds herself embroiled in situations. There are also issues from her past that were not resolved in the last book here around Greer’s husband’s death. This is a major concern for her and the reader.

In this book, Greer is going to a wedding. She has an ulterior motive. What does she hope to learn at Sarah Whitaker’s wedding? How will a murder impact Greer’s quest and the lives of the other characters in this novel?

This is a reliably good, if at times a bit slow, read. I enjoyed the setting, characters and plots. Now it is time to wait for the next in the series.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for this title. All opinions are my own.

The first book:

The Unkindness of Ravens

A Greer Hogan Mystery

by M. E. Hilliard

#TheUnkindnessofRavens #NetGalley

This book grabbed my interest immediately because, on the first page, a favorite childhood fictional character of mine was mentioned. You may not know her, but she was Trixie Belden. She, her brothers, Honey and Jim had adventures and solved mysteries with their club. They had exactly the life that I wanted .I loved Trixie more than Nancy Drew. As this was exactly how the fictional detective in this book felt, I knew that I wanted to read more.

The amateur sleuth in this title is Greer. Her husband had been murdered (not a spoiler as this is mentioned early in the novel) and she has sought a new life away from New York City. Greer goes to library school and moves to a small town in upstate New York. A library patron and friend to Greer is murdered. What is behind the murder? Who did it? How will intrepid, amateur sleuth Greer fare? Will the solution tell her more about her husband? Find out in this cozy mystery.

In addition to Trixie, I loved the library setting and the mention of various books and authors. Readers will wish for a library like this, despite the crimes.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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