So true, you: Can’t Judge a Book By Its Murder

by Amy Lillard

A look at her author’s page shows that Amy Lillard writes in several genres and has several series. Here, is the first in a new one.

I admit that I am always tempted to explore books that are about books so this cozy caught my eye. In this Mississippi set story the protagonist/amateur sleuth is bookstore owner, Arlo Stanley. When the author who is to be the focus of her biggest book signing ever dies during a high school reunion weekend, the plot line is set.

This title has all of the elements that cozy lovers want. There is a dead man who was difficult enough to drive someone to murder. There is an amateur sleuth in Arlo and a love interest when Arlo’s old boyfriend comes back to town. There is a book club. There is a small town. Readers are drawn in from the first page when a body is found in front of Arlo’s bookstore. All in all, this title makes for an enjoyable, light, (no gore) read.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press. All opinions are my own.

Pub Date 29 Oct 2019

From the Publisher

You're about to be booked!
In Sugar Springs, Mississippi...Truth is stranger than fiction.Get lost in the pages of this fresh new series!

Editorial Reviews


“A promising series debut, sometimes humorous, often puzzling, and peopled with believable characters.” – Kirkus Reviews

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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