Beware: A Treacherous Tale (by Elizabeth Penney)

I enjoy cozy mysteries although they are not my only reading. I find that these titles often have good characters and plots, along with an absence of overt violence. Just the thing for when life is stressful. In addition, this book’s cover stated that it was “A Cambridge Bookshop Mystery” and I love stories that have bookshops in them; I looked forward to reading this title and enjoyed this second in the series.

Molly’s relative’s bookshop is in Cambridge, England (not Massachusetts). She enjoys her life there and is thrilled to find that the author of a favorite book lives nearby. But, there is trouble ahead for Iona, author of The Strawberry Girls. A daughter has gone missing, someone is murdered and it is not clear what Iona’s spouse’s death (years ago) may have to do with this.

Readers are given a mystery that is intriguing and fun to read. They also get a bit of romance.

I look forward to reading the third book in this series. It is due out this October.

Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub date: 23 August 2022

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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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