Reasons to Read A Murder for the Books

There is nothing like finding a new series. When I came across A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert, it looked like a winner before I even opened the first page. I’m a sucker for books set in a library, so I couldn’t wait to dive into this one.

A Murder for the Books is the first book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series. Amy Webber is settling into life in her new town managing the local public library. Fleeing a failed romance, Amy is hoping for some peace and quiet, when murder strikes right inside the walls of her library! Now not only is there a killer on the lose, but Amy’s handsome new neighbor wants her help bringing light to a town historical mystery. Can she find a killer and solve a decade old crime?

Here are my reasons to read this book.

A Complex Main Character

Amy is a great protagonist. She is strong and determined, yet insecure in the fact that she doesn’t have the perfect body or style. But that doesn’t stop her from being an independent woman who is determined to help and support her friends and community.

A Great Mystery

Sometimes cozy mysteries are so full of character and location descriptions the mystery seems like an afterthought. Not in A Murder for the Books. The mystery is detailed and well thought out. It kept me guessing and I love the way things took awhile to play out – I was very invested in figuring out the resolution by the end!

Dysfunctional Family Fun

Complex family dynamics are always entertaining and Amy’s family has a lot of personalities. Some we get to know well in this book, some come into the pages just enough to give us a taste as to the fun and adventure they can provide in future installments.

For a page turning mystery that will keep you enamored and entertained …

Pick up a copy of A Murder for the Books. This is a series I will be continuing to follow for sure. I can’t wait to see what adventures Amy has coming her way in the future!

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Victoria Gilbert
3 years ago

Thanks so much for the review. I appreciate it!

Christi King
Christi King
3 years ago

I love New a new series also!